Martini Quotes To Live By


When you think Martini, you think class, sophistication and high society garnished with a couple of olives.

 

Join some of South Africa`s best female craft wine, gin and beer makers at the Woman of Wine Festival


Some of the country’s best craft wine, gin and beer – made by female wine and spirit makers – will be showcased at the upcoming Women of Wine South Africa (WoWSA) festival on Sunday, August 12 from 11h00 to 16h00, in celebration of Women’s Month.

 

Bacon Wrapped Avocados


This Bacon Wrapped Avocados appetizer recipe is sure to win over everyone you know. Crispy brown sugar bacon wrapped around a creamy avocado, and it’s easy!

 

Melville Cocktail Bar Under The Top 10 Best In The World


Melville’s mixology stronghold, Mootee Bar, was listed by the Spirited Awards as one of this years top 10 best new cocktail bars in the world.

 

Legend of Frans Malan alive and well as Simonsig turns 50


Top image: Frans Malan in the vineyard at Simonsig

Regular attendees of wine events will have experienced an inspired winemaker or marketer stating that “wine is made in the vineyard”. Which is, with respect, becoming a bit of a cliché.

 

The World Cup Wine Quiz – Test Your Knowledge


Can you win our wine World Cup Quiz?

CLICK HERE TO DO THE QUIZ

 

KWV announces KWV Brandy Futurists winners: Top Gourmand and Mixologist


Top image: Maynard Booyzen from Sin + Tax

After an exciting month-long competition that saw the culinary world paired with the world of mixology, KWV concluded its search for its KWV Brandy Futurists: innovative and creative geniuses.

 

Interesting facts about Rum!


About 2 hours from Joburg, on a farm along the R70 between Henneman and Riebeeckstad in the Free State, I joined the guys at Whistler Rum Distillery for their end-of-the-month jol. With a local singer strumming away, a Free State Sand Storm cocktail in hand and a big red sun setting in front of us, I took a sip and realised I didn’t know much about rum at all.

A week later I went to the Pan-African Rum Festival and tasted as many South African rums and cocktails as possible. Now I’m plotting my own cocktail mixes! But before I get ahead of myself, let’s go back to the basics of rum 101.

 

This mysterious new gin from the Knysna forest is jet black in colour


Knysna is home to the haunting beauty of Africa’s southernmost Afromontane forest. Deep within the forest, a creature known only to this part of the world exists – the Phantom Moth.

 

Deadpool Star Ryan Reynolds Has Tried Every Gin In The World


“Here we have a Canadian walking into an English bar to talk about American gin…”

 
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