For many people, cheese is one of life’s greatest pleasures. It comes in an array of styles and potencies and often functions as the ultimate compliment to wine, beer, and even cocktails.

 

With a distinctly warm, amber hue, TOOR, a new entrant onto the South African whisky scene, will release the first of a collective of whiskies set to challenge the whisky category.

 

Fueled by the thirsty and health-conscious citizens of South Africa, Flying Fish has added a third flavour to its Hard Seltzer range. Made with refreshing sparkling water and alcohol with a burst of bubbles and a dash of fruit juice, the new Flying Fish Seltzer Apple, is the first apple-flavoured Hard Seltzer in South Africa.

 

Alcohol is the one substance that has been consumed by nearly all adults, especially men. According to the World Health Organization, over 2.3 billion people globally are current drinkers. Also, a study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows that in 2019, over 139 million people in the age range of 12 years and above consumed alcohol the previous months.

 

“OK, kids, in the car. We’re off winetasting.”

 

Whether you’ve wanted to open a restaurant since you were a youngster or recently changed careers, opening your first restaurant is a considerable undertaking that demands a lot of planning. The restaurant sector is extensive, and there’s lots of money to be made. However, operating a restaurant necessitates a thorough understanding of the location, menu, hours of operation, and other factors. It also requires putting together a sound business plan that will not fail. Like any other business, opening a restaurant can be difficult and stressful. However, there are a few things you should know. It’s not only about the food! Of course, the cuisine must be outstanding. Still, restaurants are businesses first and foremost, and food is merely a product to be sold. Thus, excellent customer service, management, and promotional abilities are essential too.

 

The spotlight fell squarely on the excellence and multi-generational consistency of Boplaas wines and spirits during the Calitzdorp Expressed Festival, this week. In a rarity, if not first, for the industry, father and son hosted separate master classes that highlighted Boplaas’ award-winning red wines and ports, founded by Carel Nel; and, whiskies, spearheaded by Carel’s son and sixth generation distiller, Daniel.

 

There is a reason why we enjoy spicy food in winter – it keeps us warm! But according to various Dr Googles, adding some spice to your diet has more benefits: it can be anti-inflammatory and good for your heart, it suppresses your appetite (whoop! whoop!) and it boosts your metabolism (double bonus!).

 

Dine in the Jordan maturation cellar, nestled between barrels and amphorae, as Chef Marthinus Ferreira makes his debut on the Estate with a series of exclusive dining experiences.

 

The Journal Cabernet Sauvignon 2020, a wine in the premium offering of Diemersdal Estate in Durbanville, won one of only 28 Gold medals awarded in the South African section of this year’s International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC). This year’s judging of the IWSC’s Cape entries was done in South Africa, an ode to Johann Krige, co-owner of Kanonkop, who is this year’s IWSC chairman.