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Coffee in Italy

The birth of Italian coffee culture Surprisingly, coffee did not immediately become popular in Italy. It was first brought to Venice from Istanbul in the 16th century and received an extremely negative response from the church. It was considered a devilish invention for several reasons. The priests were confused by the origin of the drink from Muslim countries, as well as the powerful stimulating effect that it has on the human body. All of this was seen as evidence of Satan’s tricks. Only after Pope Clement VIII tried and approved the magic drink, coffee in Italy began to gain incredible popularity. In 1640, the first coffee shop was opened in Venice (now it is called Florian), and by 1768 there were already 218. For comparison, in England the first such establishment appeared in 1652, and in Vienna only in 1683 …


Get Watermelon Sugar High Like Harry Styles With This Non-alcoholic Slushie

Tastes like strawberries on a summer evenin’
And it sounds just like a song…


The Celebrity Instagram Account That All Tea Lovers Must Follow

It’s hard to explain, but in order to sleep at night, I need to believe that Adam Sandler is a nice person. He just has to be. Surely the man who gave us the Hanukkah song and Billy Madison and The Wedding Singer, not to mention his more highbrow turns in Punch Drunk Love, Uncut Gems and The Meyerowitz Stories, is a cut above his fellow Hollywood multimillionaires. Surely a man known for playing lovable losers and wearing basketball shorts to premieres sees through the bullshit.


Two Benguela Cove Syrah Vintages hit the Shiraz SA Top 20

Benguela Cove Estate, located at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean in the Walker Bay region, has won a Top 12 Champion award for its Estate Syrah 2018. The event is organised by Shiraz SA, the largest cultivar organisation in South Africa with over 230 members. 


Snoop Dogg Enlists Martha Stewart To Promote ’19 Crimes’ Wine, And The Irony Is Fabulous

Snoop Dogg posed for a photo alongside Martha Stewart to promote a wine brand that Snoop recently partnered with. In a hysterically ironic social media post, Snoop Dogg posed for a photo alongside


Brampton Wine Drops Female Power Playlist To Celebrate All Things WOMXN

Enjoying Brampton wine wouldn’t be the same without the legendary studio playlist, and for that reason we’ve curated all our favourite studio jams in one cool location for you to enjoy at home, in a queue and well, anywhere you need a little musical inspiration and a Brampton pick-me-up. 

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People Spot Little-known Use For Tic Tac Lid – And It’s Blowing Their Minds

Have you noticed this hidden feature on Tic Tac lids? The little-known function is very handy when you're sharing sweets


Raise The Bar At Home

Here are some must-follow tips to set up your personal bar and enjoy your favourite cocktails at home. By Asmani Subramanian A well-set bar is one thing every grown-up home should have. It is not jus


Cocktail Of The Week: Swingin’ Mojito Feat. Kraken Rum

Sure, a glass of wine or a beer is a nice way to unwind – but every now and then, you deserve a happy hour that's a little more... hmmm. What's the word? Refined! Kelly Sparks of Queen Bee Mixol


Hennessy Celebrates Soft Opening Of Flagship Boutique At Cdf Mall In Sanya

In a landmark moment for both brand and retailer, Hennessy has soft opened its boutique at CDF Mall in Haitang Bay, Sanya on Hainan island ? the Cognac brand?s first boutique in Mainland China.


Popular Restaurant Casalinga In Muldersdrift Closes Doors For Good

The charming Italian restaurant was a sought-after wedding venue and renowned for its Sunday buffets.


Enjoy A Getaway At One Of These Cape Town Hotels

For many of us, the past five months has felt a bit like Groundhog Day. The lockdown due to the COVID-9 pandemic has confined us to the same space day in


Rise Of The Alcohol-free Brands

Alcohol taps have been turned off but entrepreneurs are offering crafty and cool alternatives, writes Richard Holmes


Celebrate Women’s Month With Lanzerac

In South Africa, August is National Women’s Month. It is a time not only to acknowledge and celebrate those who pioneered South Africa’s women’s movement but honour the empowering and uplifting


Win: A Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel And Spa Experience

Located at the foot of Table Mountain, the Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel and Spa is within walking distance of a variety of trendy shops and restaurants on


Official Grand Opening On Tap For Fox Mountain Brewing Co. Saturday, Aug. 8

Live, musical entertainment will kickoff around 5 p.m. Prizes, giveaways throughout day


Cocktail Of The Week: How To Make The Perfect French Martini With Three Ingredients

Made using just Chambord, vodka and pineapple juice, this week's cocktail of the week is quick and easy to shake up and requires minimal effort.


Recipe: Carrot Cake By Chef Lorenzo Landauer

Recipe: Carrot cake by chef Lorenzo Landauer


Capenature Reserves Now Open – Just In Time For The Long Weekend

CapeNature has reopened all its reserves in the Western Cape. Take a hike, marvel at the incredible fauna and flora, and even stay the night in a rustic chalet.


South African Winemakers Urgently Need Your Support

Coronavirus has brought hardship around the world but the South African wine industry has had it tougher than most.


12 Aperol Spritz Recipe Riffs To Drink Year-round

Looking to update your beloved spritz? You?re in luck. These variations on Instagram?s favorite summer drink are easy enough to make at home.


Brockmans Gin Expands Distribution Across The U.s.

Brockmans Gin, the super-premium new-style gin ?Like no Other?, is expanding to additional markets across the U.S., opening up distribution in [...]


Beyond Lockdown – Western Cape Recap

Leg 1 of Peter van Kets and Jacques Marais’ Beyond Lockdown, Beyond Expedition, took them up the Weskus to Doringbaai.


Whisky Distillery Bruichladdich Drop Their Hidden Measures Campaign

Innovative Scottish distillery Bruichladdich distillery are making whisky accessible with their eye-opening Hidden Measures campaign.


Vodka Market: Share, Cagr Status, Market Growth, Trends, Analysis And By Top Industries Gruppo Campari, Iceberg Vodka Europe, Pernod Ricard, Russian Standard And Others – Erealty Express


Official Grand Opening On Tap For Fox Mountain Brewing Co. Saturday, Aug. 8

Live, musical entertainment will kickoff around 5 p.m. Prizes, giveaways throughout day


Global Tonic Water Market 2020 With Coronavirus/covid-19 Pandemic Analysis & Future Growth Analysis By Top Key Players


Job Diary: I’ve Been A Starbucks Barista For 8 Years. Working At The Coffee Chain Sometimes Feels Like A Social Experiment.

"Our location is not allowing dine-in or outdoor seating, we only permit seven customers in at a time, and everyone must wear masks."


Where To Have A Mexican Feast In South Africa


Wine Bar Launches Curated Virgin Wine & Cheese Boxes

Bring the magic of cheese and wine to your home with Wijn's curated boxes.