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SOUTH AFRICAN BRANDY

YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS South African brandy is enjoyed by many, but fully understood by few. Take a few moments and discover the wonderfully complex spirit that is South African brandy. IT STARTED ON A SHIP The word brandy (brandywine) is from the Dutch word “brandewijn”, meaning burnt or distilled wine. The Dutch used distillation as a method of preserving wine …

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MCNAB’S FEELGOOD

Once upon a time there was an explorer named Rupert. He was a banker, then a miner, then he fell ill. Not getting much help from the doctors he visited and being a true explorer at heart, Rupert went off on an adventure to find the source of his malaise and how to fix it. He soon figured out that …

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AMARULA FOR DINNER?

Amarula for dinner, anyone? It’s time to clink our glasses and pay homage to South Africa’s most delicious, delectable and authentic liqueur… Amarula. But it doesn’t only have to rock your world from a glass. We’ve put together a few mouth-watering recipes to throw the perfect Amarula-themed dinner party with recipes lovingly listed on their website. By Warren Raaff Every …

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CHARDONNAY AND PINOT NOIR FESTIVAL

If you are a wine lover, then you will not want to miss out on the Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Festival which will be showcasing over 80 of South Africa’s top selections! Guests will be treated to one of the most impressive selections of Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs ever seen in the country! Thirty five of the country’s top producers …

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PORTUGUESE SUNDAY LUNCH

Caipirinha, spatchcock chicken, calamari, Portuguese bread and the amazing band – BadWolf – all going down this weekend at Katy’s Sunday Lunch! (P.S. We may stay open a bit later seeing as Monday is a public holiday!)

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LIFE’S A CABERNET: THE TOPS SPAR WINE SHOW

The TOPS at SPAR Wine Show is back with a bang this May. From Merlot to Malbec, Pinot Noir to Pinotage, The TOPS at SPAR Wine Show presents South Africa’s top wine labels all under one roof. Back in Jo’burg for its 11th consecutive year the event engages wine lovers of all ages and ilk to try and buy the …

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FOOD LABELLING

What if nutrition labels had pictures? Seeing photos of the sugar or salt in food might make things clear. By Robin Shreeves A recent recommendation by Shirley Cramer, chief executive of the U.K.’s Royal Society for Public Health, for food labels, got me thinking. In the article in the Daily Mail, she suggested that food and drink labels should include …

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A CENTURY OF ORIGINAL STORIES WITH SEDGWICK’S OLD BROWN

Sedgwick’s Original Old Brown is officially 100 years old this year and as part of its centenary celebration we are bringing together the best Sedgwick’s memories and moments shared. So, if you have a heart-warming “Obies” story to tell or simply want to share your special Sedgwick’s moment, here is your chance to do so. By sharing your story you …

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TWO OCEANS’ RED WINE MILKSHAKE TREAT

A dessert that doubles as a drink is not only ideal for something different it can also be incredibly easy! Shake things up at your next dinner party with this effortless, yet incredibly luxurious adult milkshake prepared with Two Oceans’ wines and created by Carey Boucher-Erasmus, the mastermind and creative genius of the blog Bits of Carey. Carey was inspired …

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SA ON TAP CRAFT BEER AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

South Africa’s biggest craft beer & music festival returns to the City of Gold on the 9th of April 2016. The alchemists of SA’s finest brews have something special for you as we now feature over 180 of SA’s premier hand crafted brews, ciders, gins, whiskeys and wines from 30 of our nation’s best brewers. Get ready to make every …