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Do you know your South African drinks?

Do you know your South African drinks?

24 September is Heritage Day! What better way to celebrate than with a local-and-lekker South African drink … but do you know your amasi from your witblits? Mampoer Although made famous by the boers, this South African tipple has its roots with the Pedi people. As the...

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Taking cane over the line at Sugar Baron

Taking cane over the line at Sugar Baron

In 2000, Brad O’Neill, an unassuming sugarcane farmer’s son from the KZN Midlands, packed his kit and headed to the Cape, intent on tackling sports science at Stellenbosch. And tackle it he did, but – like so many Maties before him – Brad found himself more and more...

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All About Baijiu

All About Baijiu

For World Baijiu Day, celebrated annually on 9 August, we take a look at this equal-parts prevalent and obscure liquid.

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The promises and pitfalls of Karoo agave

The promises and pitfalls of Karoo agave

It’s a tale as old as time. An enticing creature of the sea seduces men with lyrical promises of rapture, knowledge or power, usually leading them to catastrophe. Except while the siren of the Karoo may have the tint of the Atlantic, she’s not a watery being. Quite...

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Agave spirits: the next big thing?

Agave spirits: the next big thing?

If you’re feeling a little ginned out, you’re not alone. Sure, South Africa’s affair with mother’s ruin may not be over, but spiritual seers are already casting their gaze to the future … and that future may be all about agave. So what’s agave, and what does it have...

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Distillery sails close to the wind

Distillery sails close to the wind

How West Coast Distillers did what it took to get keep their business afloat, pre and post Covid. When professional sailor Shane Smith flew over to London in early 2016 to go to a wedding along with long-time mate Shaun Bebington, little did he know that he’d come...

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