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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

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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Calitzdorp: The Port Wine Capital of South Africa

The small town of Calitzdorp has a big name in the wine industry and can be easily explored by anyone travelling along the Cape Wine Route. (more…)

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Teen Photographer wins acclaim for Lake Natron shots

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Award-winning photos taken by a 13-year old have shone a spotlight on Lake Natron, the East African Rift Valley water feature famed for being inhospitable for most plants and animals except the Lesser Flamingo.

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Wine tasting at Spier Wine Farm

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It was a real delight to sit down with Jacques Erasmus, Spier’s talented white wine maker, beneath the imposing Heath Nash chandelier — made from 334 recycled Spier wine bottles and weighing 370kgs — which hangs above the tasting area of the Wine Farm in Stellenbosch. (more…)

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Nando’s celebrates the continent’s creativity at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair

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Challenging and exciting works of art from across Africa can be found in London over the next few days with a remarkable event that showcases more than 130 artists from across the continent and diaspora. (more…)

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Incredible images from Travel Photographer of the Year 2017


World-class, prize-winning images are once again being showcased in London by a prestigious competition that recognised the skill of amateur, semipro and professional travel photographers from around the world. (more…)

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