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Ditch wine menu anxiety!
If you don’t know your merlot from your Malbec, that moment when a waiter hands you the wine menu can be one of pure panic. But don’t worry: we’ve got hacks to help you navigate even the most complex menu!
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Wine Tasting 101
Not sure why that smart-looking guy just announced he could taste lawn clippings in his glass of red? Follow our basic steps, and you can be swilling and spitting with the best of them.
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What to drink when you’re trying to lose weight
If you made it through Dry January, congratulations! But what if you’re still fighting off December’s excesses? The good news: you don’t have to continue your drinks drought. Here are some options that are lighter in calories and sugar. Some are even good for you!
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How to buy a good bottle without breaking the bank
Nothing bites the budget quite like the beginning of the year. The problem is that we don’t stop having champagne tastes just because we’ve got beer money! Happily, it’s possible to buy a good bottle of wine without spending a fortune – you just have to know how.
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Bubbles made simple
Why is one bottle of bubbles called Champagne and another Cava, when they look and taste pretty similar? Read on to find out.
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South Africa gets crafty
While there will always be a place in your drinks cabinet for tried and tested international brands, it’s exciting to see that South Africa has spawned a vibrant and ever-changing craft alcohol industry.
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Wondering what to serve?
End of year office bash. Christmas lunch. New Year’s Eve cocktails. Yup, it’s the time of year when one event follows another – and while you might well be ahead on your planning, you might also be wondering what drinks to serve to make sure your party is bang on trend. We have answers for you…
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Make mine an Aperol Spritz
Move over, G&T. The Aperol Spritz is having its moment in the sun – quite literally. That’s because, around the world, Aperol is being marketed as ‘summer in a glass’. And, with its bright orange glow, it’s a pretty apt description.
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Hacks to beat summer’s booze blues
Ah, summer. The perfect time to enjoy a sundowner, sip on bubbles by the pool, or toast brunch with mimosas. That’s when you’re not battling with lukewarm wine and midges buzzing around your cocktail, that is. Read on how to find out how to keep your summer sipping free of challenges.
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What to drink this Heritage Day
Preparing for National Braai Day on 24 September? Great! But don’t forget that it’s also Heritage Day – so, why you’re planning the perfect marinade for your chops and wors, spare some thought for what you’re drinking. Why not get clinking with some of these Proudly South African drinks, all of which reflect aspects of our rich cultures and heritage?
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