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Cocktails for summer sipping

ALTHOUGH the echoes of festive cheer have faded, and the familiar hum of work and school days has resumed, our summer is still in full swing, and we are living for those long lazy weekend evenings that come alive with the clink of ice cubes and the laughter of friends. It’s time to unwind and savour…
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Celebrating South African wine’s birthday

RENOWNED for both its love of wine and unique wine-related experiences, One&Only Cape Town in partnership with Wesgro, is preparing to host an extraordinary event on February 2, 2024, paying homage to the story of South African wine and celebrating its role in the country’s heritage. Cape…
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A weekend of bread and wine in Moorreesburg

WHAT are you going to do in Moorreesburg for the weekend?" my friend asked, when I said I was heading up to the Swartland the following day. I thought for a moment, and answered: "Bake and eat bread and drink wine." Even the Catholics would be pleased. It was a very simple answer which captured…
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Impress your guests with a home gin bar

HOME gin bars are all the rage with more people getting interested in curating their home bar setups, exploring different gin brands, and experimenting with unique cocktail recipes. So how does one get started? Jazz Adams, Western Cape sales manager for Whitley Neill Gin shares his top tips.…
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And that’s a wrap for 2023

PHEW, it's been a year...and yes, there's a lot to get through in today's bumper newsletter, the last one for 2023. I'll be taking a break from now until some time in January yet to be determined (although I already have a few things in my diary). Let's see how it goes with the Netflix, Showmax,…
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A Beulah new buzz for summer at Honey & Dora

HONEY & DORA was love at first sight for me - the gorgeous decor, the lovely staff, the scrumptious food, the friendly, inclusive vibe. As owner JP van Huyssteen says, they want everyone to feel comfortable and at home. I was thrilled to be invited to the new menu launch a little while back -…
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Be enchanted by Stellenbosch

THE heart of South Africa's wine tradition, Stellenbosch offers an unrivalled experience for both connoisseurs and novices. This enchanting region is renowned for its deep winemaking history, breathtaking landscapes, and diverse wine offerings. Indeed, Stellenbosch invites you to immerse yourself in…
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