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AFRIKOA Cafe in Johannesburg Celebrates the Best of African Chocolate

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AFRIKOA is a self-described “chocolate concept store”, opened earlier this year in Johannesburg’s glitzy art district, the Keyes Art Mile. Focused on “the three Cs” – chocolate, coffee and champagne. While the majority of the world’s cocoa grows in Africa – 70% of all cocoa comes from just four African countries – almost none …

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Exploring South Africa’s Culinary Capital and its Epitome of Opulence, La Residence Wine Resort

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South Africa’s Western Cape is renowned for producing some of the world’s finest wine and is home to more than 800 wine estates. Franschhoek is South Africa’s culinary capital and a top oenophile destination that rivals Bordeaux, Tuscany and the Napa Valley. There you’ll find La Residence,  Franschhoek’s finest abode, bar none,  …

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Saxon Hotel & Villas: enjoy memorable moments into the heart of South Africa

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Johannesburg, an amazing city in South Africa, full of history and culture, located into the world’s largest urban forest. There is the place where Saxon Hotel & Villas, a five-star hotel, is welcoming its guests all year long. ABSOLUTE COMFORT AND PRIVACY If you love stunning suites or spacious villas, you …

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Why do I do it

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“If I had a Dollar for every time someone has told me that I’m living the dream… You know, having the guts to leave a corporate job behind and just do what your heart tells you.  Easy in theory, a whole other world in practice. In the end it is …

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100 Best Things to do in South Africa

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Breath-taking sunsets, an incredible amount of beautiful and diverse wildlife, unspoilt and rugged scenery! These are just a few words to describe South Africa. If you are craving adventure, diversity and excitement, then this ultimate list of the top 100 things to do in South Africa is for you! 1. The Kruger …

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What is in a name?

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When listening to wine makers, wine drinkers and the wine speaking community phrases like “Boutique”, “Reserve”, “Private Cellar”, “Single Barrel” and a few more get thrown around like ABC’s in pre-school.  But do they really mean anything and if so what? Most of these terms are used to distinguish a …

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Anelise Taljaard – Entry and Success into the South African Wine Industry

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Luxury Media Africa spoke with Anelise Taljaard of Taillard Wines, about her entry and success into the South Africa wine industry. The middle daughter of Pieter and Anneke Taljaard she said, “I grew up in a loving environment with parents who taught me to be the best I can be. …

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ISABELLA’S ISLAY 45 YR. OLD SPECIAL RELEASE $ 15,195

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A Special Release of the iconic Isabella’s Islay whisky, a 45 yr. old Single Malt Islay with only 25 bottles in total being made, Isabella’s Islay 45 yr. old Special Release is completely unique as this has never been released before by Isabella’s Islay and is the oldest whisky ever …

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Upper Blaauwklippenvintners invite to best-kept-secret Stellenbosch tasting

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Gain access to a rare behind-the-scenes experience with the owners of three boutique wine farms Once a year, the Upper Blauwklippenvintners join forces to allow limited access toSA’s best-kept-secret boutique winetasting experiencein the spellbinding Upper Blaauwklippen valley. Meet the vintners and owners of three boutique wine farms, De Trafford, Keermont …

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Top 5 Most Expensive Champagne Bottles In the World

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Have you ever wondered how much the most expensive champagne bottle costs? Here is the top 5 most expensive champagne bottles in 2018! When it comes to wine and champagne there’s one thing that only true admirers are willing to do: spend a fortune to invest in or just enjoy the heavenly …

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These are South Africa’s finest luxury white wines

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Wine Cellar tasters have determined SA’s luxury pick of the crop. 74 tasters assembled in Cape Town and Johannesburg as Wine Cellar – fine wine merchants hosted their second luxury white taste-off. Ten of SA’s most expensive and luxurious wines were blind-tasted and the public tasters ranked these in order …

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YELLOWEEK 2018 CHAMPAGNE TREATS FOR A WHOLE WEEK …

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Fortunately for Cape Town’s Champagne fans, this year Veuve Clicquot is once again presenting Yelloweek from the 25th of February to the 4th of March… a week of exceptional Champagne experiencestaking place at some of the most sought-after venues in the Mother City. From the glamorous palm-lined Camps Bay strip …

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Oh! Eau-de-Vie

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Over one hundred years ago a Cellar Master selected eau-de-vie which would be used in blending a Cognac he would never get to taste but it had to carry the legacy to become Louis XIII by Rémy Martin. Chris Buchanan attended an exclusive tasting. This is a bottle of Cognac …

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