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THE BEST BRANDY AND COGNAC PRODUCER IN THE WORLD

We’re proud to call ourselves South African. Our home is a part of us. You can hear it in our music, see it on our faces and taste it in our award winning brandy. For this reason, being named the Best Brandy and Cognac Producer in the World (for the second year running) at the 2016 International Spirits Challenge means …

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CHANDRE PETERSEN

Chandré Petersen chose the name Euphoria for the first wine she could call her own. “Just thinking about wine and making wine unleash an explosion of happiness in me,” says the newest addition to the award-winning Nederburg cellar team. She wasn’t always going to be a winemaker. With top marks for maths in matric, she was all set for a …

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THE WINE SCHOOL

Dear Wine Lovers, a busy August calendar with Uncorked One on Saturday 20 August 2016 and Thirsty Thursday 25 August 2016. Become a Wine Guru in a day Uncorked One is Jozi’s best intro to wine. The day, apart from being a helluva lot of fun, covers and beginner’s A – Z on wine, including how wine is made, the …

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TOPS AT SPAR BIERFEST

With a brand new venue, refreshed festival layout and a richly expanded entertainment programme, TOPS at SPAR Bierfest 2016 invites you to get in touch with your inner Germaniac, lug on the lederhosen, dust off the dirndls and get ready to party with added oompah at Silverstar, from Friday the 2nd to Sunday the 4th of September. The TOPS at …

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JOZIBURG LANE

Have you ever walked past someone’s kitchen (in a completely non-creepy way, of course) and found yourself captivated by the delicious scent coming from inside? Okay, we admit that we have. The truth is, when food smells good, you can’t help but want to try it. Well, you’re in luck – you can enjoy, see, smell and taste scrumptious food …

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JOZI’S FOOD MARKETS

12 must-visit food markets in Joburg. By Marie-Lais Emond The best markets are not just about the food – they should include some cultural wow too. Shopping malls don’t qualify, and why would they, when you can buy artisanal food from the interesting, innovative, honest-to-goodness purveyors who grew or made it themselves? Here’s our list of the most unique and …

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THE GOOD FOOD AND WINE SHOW

For good food and wine, which are two things we’re sure everyone loves, there’s nowhere else to be! South Africa’s premier food and wine show is back and brings you excellent wine, craft beer, delicious food and much, much more. This year’s event is set to be bigger and better than ever before, and promises to boast one of the …

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SOLSTICE CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

Held every year on the scenic premises of The Ale House, the Solsice Craft Beer Festival is back for its 2016 instalment, offering an amazing one-day festival filled with lots of fun for the whole family. Solstice is a farmer’s festival originating from ancient times, when people still found the joy and spiritual meaning in the turn of the seasons …

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THE WINE SCHOOL

Dear wine lovers, we have two fabulous events on offer: On 30 June we’ll be tasting wines from Elgin’s Oak Valley. Elgin’s Oak Valley Wines are produced within the highly acclaimed cool climate Elgin Region, statistically the coolest wine region in South Africa. The benefit of a cooler climate is that the grapes spend a longer time attached to the …

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CHEF PETRUS MADUTLELA

Chef Petrus Madutlela sprinkles his South African flavour in the UK. South Africa’s most likeable chef has made a name for himself in the UK, but has not forgotten his roots, and his mum’s pap en vleis. By Katy Scott, photo by Jordan Roberts Petrus Madutlela grew up feasting on his mother’s homemade pap en vleis in a township called …