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Exhibition showcases Smartphone Art and Enterprise from Kampala

IMG09501-EditA 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…)

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Doisy & Dam: Caring about Chocolate

D_D_HighRes-24_copy_0501a3eb-47fd-4379-8853-dfeef240884a_large“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…)

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The real story behind Baileys Irish Cream and other great drinks brands

gluckman book comp‘‘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…)

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Wine tasting at Plaisir de Merle

Pl de M 1Cape Town Series: One of the highlights of my visit to the Cape Winelands was a visit to one of the most incredibly picturesque and renowned estates of this remarkable wine country.  The great Plaisir de Merle vineyards, that wrap majestically around the dramatic Simonsberg Mountain, can trace its origins to the late 17th century. (more…)

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The Wonderful World of Hendrick’s Gin – and 3 ways to drink it

hendricks report 3The wonderful world of Hendrick’s Gin was compellingly shared by one of the leading authorities of this remarkable spirit at a vibrant tasting evening in the Indian Ocean port city of Dar-es-Salaam recently. (more…)

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The Best of Burgundy Wine Week

Burgundy 1The majestic wines of the region known as Burgundy in English were superbly showcased at London’s magnificent Bourgogne Week once again. This narrow wine region of eastern France, located south-east of Paris, has four contiguous districts (Chablis, Côte d’Or, Côte Chalonnaise, and Mâconnais) and Beaujolais some 70 miles south of the others. (more…)

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Q and A: Ally Martin, Hendrick’s Gin Global Ambassador

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The Global Ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin represents a spirit that has become a legendary brand found in bars across the world. Hendrick’s is now the premium gin of choice for many bartenders all over the globe and it’s the job of Ally Martin, as their inspirational globe-trotting ambassador, to keep the spirit as one of the gin category’s leading players. (more…)

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My Barbados: Sir Garry Sobers, Cricket legend

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Fun times and a warm welcome are assured for visitors to Barbados says cricket legend Sir Garry Sobers in this special interview for SCF.
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