How To Make A Black Negroni

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The Negroni, a classic Italian gin cocktail which was invented circa 1919 in Florence, Italy. According to Imbibe Magazine it was created at Caffe Rivoirewhich is still open and serving to this day. Gin Foundry states that it was invented at Caffe Casoni by a man named Count Camillo Negroni whose family opened the Negroni Distillery in 1919. We don’t mind who invented it, we are just thrilled to be able to enjoy this bittersweet sensation.


Vine and Shine It’s Yoga Time at Benguela Cove

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With beautiful views and feeling the sun on one’s face, Benguela Cove is the ideal, tranquil location to spend your morning.


How To Make An Avocado Bun Burger

The Avocado Bun Burger – otherwise known as ‘The Guac Burger’ – is the only burger you’ll ever need a knife and fork for to eat.  The beef patty itself can be substituted for anything you fancy and a sliced roasted sweet potato would be pretty darn tasty if you want to go Vegan.


The Next Big Food Trend In Tokyo Is Poo Ice Cream (and no, we are not talking about the bear)

While the rest of the world is getting excited over goat meat and cauliflower steaks, over in Tokyo there’s a much more exciting food trend afoot.


Save the date! 2 February is SA National Beer Day

f you missed out on the last two years, 2019 could be third time lucky for you to join beer-lovers across South Africa in marking South African National Beer Day.


Join Perdeberg Cellar for the annual Paarl Harvest Celebration

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Each year between January and March, the Cape winelands becomes a hive of activity during the official harvest season.  The Paarl Harvest Celebration gives wine lovers the rare opportunity to become part of this special time and experience the magic of winemaking.


Picnic under the stars at Jordan this Valentine’s Day

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Dine with the one you love, as the day turns into night, with a view of the Stellenbosch valley this February 14th. Celebrate this unique experience with a gourmet basket from The Bakery at Jordan, filled to the brim with delectable treats. This is a wonderfully unique and romantic experience, that won’t be forgotten.


This is the world’s oldest cocktail and it costs a whopping £5,000

Salvatore’s Legacy – which Donovan Bar in Mayfair, London, claims is the world’s oldest cocktail – costs a whopping £5,000 because of the ingredients used.


Registration for WTM Africa 2019 in open!

They say life is what happens to us while we are making other plans, make life happen by jumping into action with us, for WTMA Africa 2019. WTM Africa 2019 promises to be bigger and better than ever. Embark on your journey by registering for Africa’s leading and only business to business (B2B) exhibition for inbound and outbound Africa travel and tourism markets.


De Grendel’s Best of 2018

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2019 is officially in full force and De Grendel is proud to look back on a fantastic and successful 2018.

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