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Unquestionably one of the world’s great grape varieties, Syrah – or Shiraz – is often underestimated. Alex Hunt, a Master of Wine at Berkmann Wine Cellars, showcases its extraordinary beauty and versatility with nine wines from around the world. (more…)
The defeat suffered by McDonald’s after it lost the “Big Mac” trademark battle within the European Union highlighted the critical importance of intellectual property within the highly competitive food and drinks industry.
After three years of below-average rainfall, South Africa’s Cape region’s wine producers have been facing unprecedented challenges. So what has been the real impact on the country’s wine industry who are presently the world’s seventh-largest wine producer? (more…)
Many traditional ales include interesting herbs and spices. When a talented group of beer business ‘lifers’ decided to use hop cones and introduce some botanical interest back into beer through the use of the hop leaf the incredible result was Binary Botanical Ale. (more…)
Master mixologist Rob Wagland is the perfect man for explaining the art and science of gin making. The drinks expert is one of the devotees of the celebrated Plymouth Gin offering a masterclass that gives everyone the chance to craft their own unique spirit. (more…)
The celebrated cricket all-rounder Mike Procter was born in Durban, the largest city of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, in 1946. While Durban is known as Surf City and boasts South Africa’s top surfing spots, the young Mike was drawn to the game of willow on leather. (more…)
A remarkable exhibition featuring the photographic work of 12 Ugandan women has been showcased in London. The images highlight the inspirational work of Kiteka, a social enterprise empowering female entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa through access to mobile technology. (more…)
“No crap, nothing unnecessary, better quality ingredients!” is the simple formula that entrepreneur Rich Wilkinson uses to introduce the Doisy & Dam chocolate range to an audience drawn from the food and drink industry in London last month. (more…)
‘‘That s*it will never sell!’’ is the title of David Gluckman’s autobiographical book that reveals the astonishing working life of one of the greatest innovators in the drinks industry. Just as incredible is that fact David’s career was launched after creating the Baileys liqueur in just 30 seconds… (more…)