June book review recap
In June, I worked my way through a few audiobooks supplied by various publishers through NetGalley. So here's what I read and what I thought. I reread John le Carré's classic novels about the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage. It's been acclaimed as...
Dirty Dozen Book Reviews
I've collected short reviews of the last twelve audiobooks I listened to through Netgalley and decided it's time to share them. I hope you enjoy and grab a copy of those that pique your attention. "Fatal First Edition" by Jenn McKinlay is the latest addition to the...
Step into my Slippers on 31 May 2024
Slipper Day, Reach For A Dream's biggest fundraiser, returns on 31 May 2024, promising a day filled with warmth, generosity, and fun - all in support of children with life-threatening illnesses. This year, Reach For A Dream and their partners bring you the chance to...
Ten Things About Champagne
There are ten essential insights into the world of Champagne to prepare you for the upcoming Johannesburg Cap Classique, Champagne & Bubbles Festival, slated for May 17th and 18th at the Inanda Polo Club in Sandton. Protected Origins: Only wines crafted within the...
Bloedlemoen Gin: The Crimson King* of citrus

Bloedlemoen Gin: The Crimson King* of citrus

Bloedlemoen Gin is another local craft gin distilled by the wonderful people at Hope on Hopkins. This citrus, spicy sweet gin includes botanicals juniper, blood orange, angelica root, liquorice root, cassia, nutmeg, cardamom, Grains of Paradise, coriander and...

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Chameleon gin: Trouvaille Blossom and Hops

Chameleon gin: Trouvaille Blossom and Hops

Trouvaille Blossom and Hops gin is unlike any other gin (yes, I know this is true of every gin, but hear me out). I actually had the delightful opportunity to try this at the recent Johannesburg launch of The Gin Box. The thing that truly stood out for me, is the fact...

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Rewind: Inverroche Gin

Rewind: Inverroche Gin

This is an excerpt from a blog post I did in 2016 after visiting the Inverroche Gin distillery. In case you aren’t aware of what Inverroche is, it is a gin brand that has been making headlines all over the world, because they incorporate fynbos from the area into...

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Experience the African spice route with Musgrave Gin

Experience the African spice route with Musgrave Gin

For me, Musgrave Gin, was the first pink gin on my radar. But before that, there was Musgrave 11 - referring to the number of signature botanicals infused into this spirits. These flavours include top notes of aromatic cardamom, African ginger (Whitei Mondei) and...

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Time Anchor Distillery: small batches crafted by artisans

Time Anchor Distillery: small batches crafted by artisans

Raise a glass to Jo’burg-based Time Anchor Distillery. From their website: Our Spirits are a labour of love, intellectual curiosity and the commitment to the art and science of craft distilling as well as the soul of the craft movement which inspires us every day....

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