With the lockdown slowly easing its restrictions, let’s raise a glass to the decisiveness of our President and all South Africans for answering the call and staying home. We've all helped to #FlattenTheCurve.

During this time of social distancing, we've all found new ways to connect with our friends and family. Now, you can get your favourite Inverroche Gins delivered right to your door using one of their trusted drinks delivery partners. It’s time to toast to our resilience during this challenging time and celebrate with our number ones.

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Which One Is Your Favourite?

Inverroche Gin Amber

Infused with fynbos from the coastal region and dunes of the Cape Floral Kingdom, Inverroche Gin Amber is a rich and aromatic, amber coloured gin with fresh citrus, slight juniper, sweet toffee apples and delicate floral notes which intertwine to deliver a dry, woody finish.

Click here to see their signature serve Amber G&T recipe.

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Inverroche Gin Classic

Infused with fynbos from the limestone-rich soils of the low lands of the Cape Floral Kingdom, Inverroche Gin Classic is crispy and dry with upfront green, grassy juniper notes which blend seamlessly with a bouquet of soft flowers on the nose. Redolent of summer citrus, rose petals and assertive florals, delivering a clean, dry and spicy finish.

Click here to see their signature serve Classic G&T recipe.

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Inverroche Gin Verdant

Infused with fynbos from the mountainous terrain of the Cape Floral Kingdom, Inverroche Gin Verdant is floral and soft with a translucent golden-green hue. Delicate aromas reminiscent of elderflower and chamomile, lead to summer blooms, a touch of spice, subtle juniper, waxy lemon rind and alluring liquorice on the palate.

Click here to see their signature serve Verdant G&T recipe.

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Place Your Order Online Now

Decided on which gin you'd like to have delivered to your door? Now, all you have to do is order it online and await its arrival. You can get yours delivered by one of their trusted drinks delivery partners:

For More Information

For more information, visit their website at www.inverroche.com.

Don't forget to follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

*Please note that these delivery services will only be available after 1 June 2020, and may be limited due to Level 3 lockdown regulations. 

Why Alcohol Delivery?

In this fast-paced modern world, most people are looking for ways to save their time and energy. Between balancing work, family and numerous forms of entertainment, there are simply not enough hours in the day to achieve everything you want. Any service that helps us manage our chores is bound to gain some traction, especially if it manages to do so in a comfortable and effective way.

This has never been more true than in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. As many of us may be returning to work in level 3 lockdown, online shopping is going to become more of a necessity than ever. Limit your time spent at the store and prevent the spread of COVID-19 by purchasing your alcohol online to enjoy after a long day's work. Here are some of the best online alcohol ordering and delivery services to check out once level 3 lockdown kicks off: 

Bottles.co.za

Bottles.co.za is a mobile app available in South Africa, offering delivery to your door in 60 minutes. The app is an on demand delivery service specifically catering for alcohol and other drinks and mixers. However, their delivery service is limited to Joburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban. Nevertheless, it is super simple to find out whether they deliver to your area. All you have to do is download the app, set your location and a notification will appear telling you if Bottles.co.za is available in your area or not! 

How does it work?

First download the app on the Apple App Store or Google Play for Android, then follow the steps and enjoy your online shopping experience. The app operates on a cashless basis, requiring users to register an address and credit card details which will be charged automatically once an order has been delivered.

The speedy delivery of 60 minutes depends on traffic conditions. Your alcohol selection is purchased directly from retailers in your area.

How much do they charge?

The company only charges R45.00 per delivery, plus a R15 service fee.

For more information

Email them at [email protected] for more information. 

Wine.co.za

If you're all about wine, then turn to Wine.co.za for fast, efficient delivery. This proudly South African company has been around since 1996, promoting South African wines and helping wine lovers find their perfect match. Wine.co.za delivers nationwide, offering premium wines at an affordable price.

How does it work?

Shop online at Wine.co.za to find a selection of world-class wines and champagnes from South Africa's most renowned wineries. Add your choice of red or white to your cart and proceed to checkout. From here you will be directed to a secure server where you can make payment via credit card or direct payment.

How much do they charge?

Delivery charges differ according to your location in relation to the winery you are buying from. 

For more information

Email them on [email protected] for more information.

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The Good Wine Shop

How about a curated, seasonal collection of the Cape's best wines? The Good Wine Shop delivers across the country, bringing you specialty wines that you wouldn't normally find at your average liquor store. No more mulling around the store trying to decide what to pair with your steak dinner. The Good Wine Shop does it all for you! Their online store also hosts regular specials on premium wines, so get shopping.

How does it work?

Visit The Good Wine Shop website to browse through their collection. Here you can also read up on the up and coming wineries in the Cape winelands, how to pair your wines and top picks for the season.

How much do they charge?

Delivery is free for orders over R1 500. You should receive your order within three to five days of payment.

For more information

Email them on [email protected] for more information.

Netflorist

If you thought that Netflorist was only about flowers, you were mistaken. Their delivery service includes fine alcohols, including limited edition and specialty wines, whiskies and bubbly. But, that's not all! Netflorist takes alcohol delivery to the next level with their custom gift packages, bringing together the finer things in life to spoil yourself or someone special. Netflorist also offers nationwide, next day delivery, perfect for those last-minute gifts and sweet surprises.

How does it work?

Browse Netflorist's selection of fine beverages here. Add your chosen gift to your shopping basket and proceed to checkout, where you can pay by debit/credit card or through various mobile banking applications.

How much do they charge?

Their standard delivery fee is R89.95. 

For more information

Email them on [email protected] for more information.

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Takealot.com

Takealot.com really is a one-stop shop for all your household needs. Their online store sells a range of local and international wines, gins, whiskies and ciders. With brands like Bavaria, The Duchess, Van Loveren, Ginologist and Darling Cellars in their stock, Takealot.com offers something for every taste.

How does it work?

Register on the Takealot.com website or download their app on the Apple App Store or Google Play and then browse through their liquor section online. Make your selection from their wide range of products and proceed to checkout. Pay with your debit or credit card, PayFast, eBucks or Discovery Miles.

How much do they charge?

Standard delivery is free on orders over R450. Click here to see all their delivery rates and options.

For more information

Visit the Help page to track your order.

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Frost Popsicles

We all need a touch of whimsy in our lives, even when it comes to our choice of drink. Frost Popsicles is South Africa's first stockist of a premium range of alcoholic popsicles (ice lollies to us). With nine fantastic flavours, Frost Popsicles caters to every kind of palate. Plus, most of their delicious icy treats are dairy-free and vegan-friendly. However, the best part about their offering is that they deliver direct to your door. So, the next time you are in the mood to throw a cool backyard beach party, give them a call!

How does it work?

Simply select a product at the Frost Popsicles online store. Once you have the product in your cart, you will be able to review everything in your order and proceed to checkout. They use a secure payment gateway (PayGate) to process your online payment. Thereafter, a qualified staff member will contact you (within 24 hours of placing your order) to process your delivery further.

How much do they charge?

The final product pricing displayed on the website includes the delivery fee. They deliver up to 50km from their head offices in Sandton.

For more information

Email them on [email protected] for more information.

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Please drink responsibly! 

**You must be 18 years and older to use these services.

What Is It?

The Gin and Tonic Festival returns to Joburg in 2019. However, this time your host is Victoria Yards in Lorentzville. But, you can still expect all the best boutique gins from across the county.

Come and enjoy your old favourites, as well as brand new craft gins to taste. A number of international brands will also be on display to delight your senses. Besides the flow of G & T, you can expect live music, artisan food stalls and more at the Gin and Tonic Festival 2019.

Tickets sell out fast, so don't hesitate to get yours! We'll see you there.

When Is It?

Saturday, 30 November 2019 from 11:00 - 18:00.

Where Is It?

Victoria Yards, 16 Viljoen Street, Lorentzville, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost:

Early Bird tickets - R135 per person

General Admission tickets - R165 per person

You can also get group packages for up to eight people.

Click here to get your tickets.

For More Information

Follow them on Facebook for more information - facebook.com/ginandtonicfestival

Details: [email protected]

What Is It?

Calling all landlocked sailors! Come and sip on the finest craft rums available this side of the equator while learning more about the art of rum making. Expect the best in mouthwatering foods and drinks - simply show up to eat, drink and be merry!

When Is It?

Saturday, 02 June 2018 at 11:00 - 21:00.

Where Is It?

Ground, Driefontein Road, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R 200 per person, get yours at Nutickets.

For More Information

Visit their Facebook page for more details.

Natural Over-The-Counter Products For Long Lasting Results

It’s really embarrassing when someone hints at bad breath by offering you a mint or some gum. There’s little you can do in that moment but swallow the mint along with your pride. The truth of the matter is, halitosis (chronic bad breath) is a medical condition that doesn’t discriminate. Everyone and anyone can develop bad breath. And if it's left untreated, this condition can cause plenty of paranoia and anxiety. It can also be an indicator of a more serious underlying health concern. When you think that over 600 species of micro-organisms can live in your mouth – it’s not surprising that anyone can develop bad breath from time to time.

But What Actually Causes It?

As much as 85% to 90% of bad breath is caused by oral factors (in the mouth). This includes tooth decay, bacteria in the mouth, as well as certain medications (anti-depressants, narcotics, antihistamines). Also, foods like onion, garlic, coffee and alcohol, as well as cigarettes contribute towards that dreaded bad breath. And believe it or not, but ovulation, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause are non-oral causes of horrible breath, while some serious illnesses like kidney failure, diabetes, cancer, bronchial and lung infections are indicators for bad breath. There's no avoiding it, it does happen to most of us... so the question is, how do we fix it?

Nova Breath To The Rescue

Drinking plenty of water is known to help combat bad breath, but sadly it’s not always enough. The good news is with the launch of Nova Breath – a new medically tested solution to help prevent and treat bad breath – you don’t need to leave those around you breathless for all the wrong reasons.

Their OTC range has an oral product for every preference, whether you like to use a mouthwash, spritz a little mouth spray, suck on lozenges or brush those pearly whites with toothpaste. The ingredients – each with a different function – work together to reduce those wonky odours. The unique clinically tested formulation is enriched with components that keep the ingredients in your mouth to ensure it produces the required change. More than that, it outlasts mints and ensures a fresh breath for up to eight hours.

With Valentine’s Day around the corner - make sure you can kiss with confidence. There’s nothing worse than your partner recoiling as you pucker up.

There Are FOUR Products To Choose From

NOVA BREATH Lozenges – Sugar-Free

Suggested RSP - from: R88.80 excl. VAT

NOVA BREATH Toothpaste

Has a dual application:

Suggested RSP - from: R68.20 excl. VAT

 

NOVA BREATH Mouthwash

Suggested RSP - from: R114.28 excl. VAT

NOVA BREATH Mouth Spray

Suggested RSP - from: R51.00 excl. VAT

 

For More Information

For more information about Nova Breath, visit BGM Pharmaceuticals on Facebook or www.bgmpharma.co.za.

The Good Luck Bar is one of the oldest bars in Johannesburg established in 1895, located adjacent to their Market Shed.

The Good Luck Bar is a music venue and craft beer hall that serve up a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The bar is typically open the same hours as that of the Market Shed.

Have you been here? Rate and review your experience below!

Stay Away From That Wine!

If wine is basically your life (come on, you can own up), this might seem impossible. Having a glass of wine (or two) in the evening may seem like a good idea as it helps you drift off into sleep, however, research has shown that drinking wine, or alcohol in general actually disrupts your sleep further on in the night. This disruption could be anything from waking up to a visit to the bathroom during the night or sleeping lightly, which doesn’t allow your body to fully recharge, which means you’ll wake up feeling sluggish. So, take our advice if you’ve got an early morning ahead!

Keep A Window Open

This is easier to do in summer because it’s often too hot to sleep with all windows closed anyway, however, even in winter, make sure your room is well-ventilated, allowing fresh air in during the night. The build-up of carbon dioxide and moisture in a room without ventilation is likely to get uncomfortable and potentially break up your sleep, meaning you’re probably going to wake up feeling grumpy - and we don’t want that, do we?

Stay Hydrated

We have all heard it countless times - to drink water, that is! Sure, it all becomes tedious but perhaps the tediousness should be derived from the action of drinking water and not the command of it. It may not seem essential to drink as much water as recommended (two to three liters a day) but it’s a key tip when it comes to waking up feeling ready to tackle the day. Try drinking a warm glass of lemon water before bed - this helps relax your body. To feel extra refreshed in the morning, drink a cool glass of lemon water and you’re good to go.

Be Active

It helps to plan out the following day just before bed. Whether you physically plan out your outfit and pack your lunch for convenience in the morning, or just mentally lay out a skeleton of your to-do list, this all motivates your brain and body to rest up and recharge for the next day. Once up, before hitting the gym if you are a morning gym person, you should still do a few stretches and jumping jacks to increase blood-flow and get oxygen to your brain. This wakes you up and simultaneously releases happy hormones that make you feel good.

De-Clutter And Tidy Up

It’s important to de-clutter your room and create a ‘rested’ welcoming place. You have probably already noticed that, when your bedroom is neat and tidy, you wake up feeling more rested and refreshed as opposed to when your room is a mess. A messy room could reflect on your subconscious mind, so clearing it out and allowing the flow of energy to transcend is likely to help you sleep better and wake up feeling great. In any case, what are the chances of waking up feeling refreshed in a cluttered room? Keep it tidy, wake up refreshed. Simple as that!

What is a party bus?

Party buses come in all shapes and sizes. Some are colourful and ideal for a booze cruise out in the country. Others are more bling, blacked-out and resemble something from a music video. There are many reasons to hire one of these beauties – from a rugby game pick-up and drop-off service, to bachelor’s parties and birthdays. Anyone can think of a reason to party on a bus with friends. Below are a few services that you may want to consider when hiring a party bus.

Partyboat

Don’t be fooled by the name, Partyboat hires out buses as well as boats on at Hartebeespoort Dam (a good idea if you want something more tranquil). Partyboat offers two different services to meet your needs. The first is a truck which is converted to offer the ultimate party experience, with top-class trimmings, a bar and luxurious interior. This is the bus you want to hire if you are organising a big-budget corporate cruise. They call this the ‘Horse and Trailer’. This option will set you back R9,500 for an eight-hour cruise within the JHB/Pretoria area.

Another option from Partyboat is a ‘Booze Cruiser’ they call the ‘Purple Party Bus’. This beast can hold 60 people per trip and is a basic, more rugged service particularly designed with one thing in mind – Party! The Double Decker will cost you R11,500 for an eight-hour cruise. While, it costs more than the luxury cruise, it holds double the amount of people. Please note that the Double Decker doesn’t feature a fully stocked cash bar like the ‘Horse and Trailer’ does, you have to bring your own cooler boxes. But, then again, this does help make the trip come in under budget.

Details: [email protected]

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Funky Rides

Funky Rides is a reputable limousine and party bus hire company based in Roodepoort. Their fleet includes a Hummer H3 Limo, a Chrysler Grand Voyager limo and a VW Beetle party limousine! The "Beetle Bug Limo" seats 8 passengers comfortably. Get the party started with the state of the art entertainment system, which includes neon and laser lighting. If you are looking for something a little more spacious, go for the Hummer H3 limo option. This beast features double gull wing doors, with 12 seats and huge entertainment value. This vehicle is the only one of its kind in South Africa, so you know you are getting something really special here.

For a quote on either the Beetle Bug Limo or the Hummer H3, visit Funky Rides' website.

Details: 082 442 0750 / 082 334 0865 | [email protected]

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Limo Party Bus JHB

One of the most well known party bus and limousine hire companies in Joburg is Limo Party Bus. Based in Germiston, they have a wide variety of vehicles to choose from for your next big night out. Take your pick from limo party buses, stretch limos and chauffeured sedans. They even have themed party buses, including a 30 seater single decker Moulin Rogue Bus. Complete with glamorous stage lighting and burlesque diner decor, this bus is perfect for Bachelorette parties, birthdays or dress-up shindigs.

Visit Limo Party Bus' website to inquire about hire prices.

Details: 087 550 4995 | [email protected]

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Whichever party bus you choose, it can only end in fun. So, get cracking on finding an excuse to book one soon!