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The Early History Of South Africa`s Oldest Pub – Perseverance Tavern

It’s the year 1766 and in Grünberg Germany, a 16-year-old boy called Johannes Blesser, enrols as a young soldier in the Dutch East Indian Company. Without knowing, this set in motion Blesser’s love-affair with a small coastal settlement at the bottom of Africa, which penultimately gave us Perseverance Tavern.


Boxed Liquor Is Here Because You Deserve to Get Whiskey Drunk in Your Backyard

If the thought of alcohol in a box conjures fuzzy memories of college dorm rooms and games of “slap the bag,” the vintners at Black Box Wines might have triggered more than a few flashbacks with their latest announcement: Boxed whiskey, boxed vodka, and boxed tequila have hit shelves in several states, with many more to come.

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AKA Launches Signature Cruz Vodka

South African hip-hop artist AKA has collaborated with Cruz on his signature watermelon-flavoured vodka in a deal that will see his name on every bottle.


Taj appoints new General Manager for Cape Town inner city property

Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris has announced the appointment of Mark Wernich as general manager of its luxurious South African property, Taj Cape Town.

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The Most Beautiful Biodynamic Wineries in the World

In honor of Earth Day, AD digs up the premier aesthetically compelling natural vineyards on the planet, from South Africa to Oregon.


Private Barrel Co. adds first South African Whisky to its exclusive range

The House of Fine Whisky at Checkers LiquorShop unveiled the latest addition to join its exclusive Private Barrel Co. collection of whiskies.


Diemersdal Harvest 2018 Brings Fresh Whites and Intoxicating Reds

Being planted exclusively under dryland vines, Diemersdal Estate in Durbanville saw no discernible difference in average grape yields during harvest 2018, despite the four years of relentless drought that has this year had a major impact on the South African wine industry.


No Signs Of Suicide Found At Susan Rohde’s Death Scene, Court Told

Jason Rohde is accused of killing Susan Rohde at the Spier wine estate near Stellenbosch in July 2016. He claims she committed suicide.


First Limited Edition Sa Whisky Added To Checkers Exclusive Private Barrel Co. Range

Checkers LiquorShop has revealed a new addition to its Private Barrel Co. collection of whiskies sourced from the finest distillers. The newly unveiled 6-year-old James Sedgwick single malt...


Nancy Kanwisher Receives 2018 Heineken Prize

MIT cognitive scientist recognized for her work on the organization of the human brain.


Sama 24 Nominees Revealed

The 2018 South African Music Awards (SAMA 24) nominations were announced at the Birchwood Hotel in Ekurhuleni on Friday 20 April. Mafikizolo, Mi Casa, and Simphiwe Dana lead the nominations, with thre


Long Street?s Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant – Reviewed


Heineken On Why Craft Needs A ‘reverse’ Marketing Approach

Heineken is looking at different ways to engage consumers around craft beers in order to retain  their authenticity, keep loyal customers engaged and bring in new drinkers.


These Are The Wines To Drink This Autumn

James Pietersen puts up together three important wine trends to watch for this season


A New Proudly South African Whisky

A new 6-year-old single malt has been launched


Social Wining And Dining In Obs With Reverie Social Table

Five-course dinner and wines from Excelsior at the fabulous Reverie Social Table. Reverie Social Table is a brilliant concept in social dining, where for the duration of one evening, the entire restau


Art, Artisan Food, And Loads More At Spier

Although easily accessed via Baden Powel Drive off the N2, the Spier Estate feels like a world away.


Firefighters To Burn 137 Acres Of Angostura Recreation Area

A prescribed fire is planned for Angostura Recreation Area.


Cocktail College: Bitters For Beginners – What Are They And How Do You Use Them?

You’ve seen those tiny bottles around with their weird smells, but what are they for? Find out in this bitters 101.


Fact Check: Does Coffee Cause Cancer?

A California judge recently ruled that Starbucks and other coffee companies in the state must serve the drink with a cancer warning.


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Weekday Winter Lunch Menu At La Petite Colombe

Book your seat for the weekday winter lunch menu at La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek and experience a slice of this culinary gem. Available until end Aug 2018.


Fire & Feast Meat Festival Set To Raise The Steaks In Joburg!

A (medium)-rare treat you don't want to miss!


No Signs At Spier To Indicate Susan Rohde Committed Suicide

Although Susan Rohde's death was thought to be a suicide, her husband has been charged for her murder and stands accused of staging her suicide.


South Africa’s Most Expensive Merlot Will Hit Stores With A R2,000 Price Tag

If you can afford it - you should detect plump dark red fruits and strawberries with a hint of dark chocolate and cocoa.


Coca-cola Sales Beat First-quarter Estimates As It Moves Beyond Sodas

The growth of both new and core brands affirms the company?s revised long-term strategy, as US per capita soft-drink consumption fell to a 31-year low in 2016


Is Grey Goose Gluten-free?

Grey Goose, manufactured by Bacardi, is a relatively high-shelf brand of vodka. And if you?re out in the club, or at a nice bar, or buying shots for someone you?re trying to impress, it wouldn?t be ou


Coachella 2018: French Montana On Puff Daddy And French Vanilla Ciroc

French Montana?s Sunday evening set at the Sahara Tent at Coachella quickly escalated into a full-blown party on weekend two of the festival. At one point, the New York rapper had the biggest record o


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Cinzano I Re Del Vermouth

La lunga storia di Cinzano, uno dei simboli del mondo vinicolo del Piemonte, ebbe inizio il 6 giugno 1757, quando i fratelli Giovanni Giacomo e Carlo Stefano Cinzano, ricevuti i diplomi di


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