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Four scenic places to enjoy sundowners in Joburg

If you’re looking for the perfect locale in bustling Johannesburg to savour sundowners this spring and summer, then you’re in luck, as the city offers something for everyone. Below are four places to enjoy sundowners in Joburg.

Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Westcliff

Picture refreshing cocktails against a stunning backdrop of Johannesburg at the elegant Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, as various DJs set the mood with the Flames Sundowner Sessions. These will take place until the end of summer in 2018 from 5.30pm, weather permitting. Arrive early to avoid disappointment. Lounge reservations are not required.

The Living Room, Maboneng

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Four scenic places to enjoy sundowners in Joburg

Take a tour of Africa’s only commercial whisky distillery

South Africa is home to the continent’s only commercial whisky distillery, the James Sedgwick Distillery in the Western Cape. The home of Three Ships Whisky and Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky, which have won international awards, the distillery is open to the public, who can experience the art behind beautifully crafted whisky on African shores.

Nestled in the picturesque Boland town of Wellington, an hour’s drive from Cape Town’s city centre, newbies and connoisseurs alike can indulge in a one-of-a-kind experience that includes tasting a few whiskies.

Tastings and tours are usually limited to 10 people, but during the festive season, 20 may do a tour. On arrival,…
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Take a tour of Africa’s only commercial whisky distillery

2017 list of bars gunning for World’s 50 Best Bars

The nominations for the much-anticipated annual World’s 50 Best Bars awards have been announced. Ranked between 51 and 100, the bars will find out which establishment is top dog on 5 October at London’s Southwark Cathedral.

Organised by William Reed Business Media, which also owns the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, the awards are compiled according to the votes of the World’s 50 Best Bars Academy. The organisation is made up of more than 500 industry experts from 55 countries around the world.

New awards will make an appearance this year, including the Bartenders’ Bartender, for which individuals are nominated by bartenders on the list. There’s also the One…
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2017 list of bars gunning for World’s 50 Best Bars

Broad Valley Wines: A wholehearted love affair

In the scenic Overberg, 10km from Walker Bay, and situated at the northern end of the Hemel-en-Aarde valley, David and Leigh Kretzmar were enthralled by the beauty of the Broad Valley and all it had to offer, and so the pair purchased the 105-hectare farm, which features the perfect terroir for growing the classic Burgundian cultivars of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

David Kretzmar, a lover of wide, open spaces, yearned for a footing he could call his own in the countryside. In 2010, the Broad Valley farm was bought by…
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Broad Valley Wines: A wholehearted love affair

KWV wins World’s Best Brandy award

Adding weight to its reputation for producing top-quality potstill brandies rivalling the best in the world, KWV was awarded the Worldwide Trophy and numerous Gold Awards in two separate, influential and global wine and spirits competitions this week.

In the first global announcement, KWV’s 15-year-old Potstill Brandy achieved an Outstanding Gold (a score of 93/100 or more) and the Worldwide Trophy for Brandy – outscoring all other brandies – at the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC).  

This competition, which aims to set the international benchmark for quality in wine and spirits, receives entries from nearly 90 countries,…
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KWV wins World’s Best Brandy award

EB Social Kitchen & Bar’s winter menu is as warm as the Mediterranean

Exclusive Books’ Social Kitchen & Bar in Hyde Park has introduced a new menu to warm patrons this chilly season, with Chef Russell Armstrong’s new Chef’s Selection paying homage to Mediterranean flavours.

“This winter, we have been inspired by the comfort food that is synonymous with the warm waters around the Mediterranean – Spain, Morocco, Italy, the South of France, Greece, Turkey and the Middle East,” explains Armstrong.

From falafels, turmeric cauliflower with artichokes, to the Fishmonger’s Choice with chermoula (Algerian pesto) and more, it’s a tasty menu centred around sharing. Pop in to enjoy a five-course lunch menu for R420 or a seven-course dinner for…
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EB Social Kitchen & Bar’s winter menu is as warm as the Mediterranean