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Pinotage 101
Pinotage 101

To identify an unfavourable quality Pinotage, it will smell very pungent and sharp. It will taste like burnt tar due to being over- extracted, which is a process where wine sp...

Hot Buttered Rum
Hot Buttered Rum

Make this delicious hot buttered rum recipe with Liquor City!

  • 115g unsalted butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp grated orange zest
  • ¾ tsp grated cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 30ml rum
  • ¾ cup of boiling water
  • Fresh orange juice

  1. Beat butter with the sugar, orange zest, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg until combined.
  2. Mix 2 tbsp butter with 3 tbsp rum.
  3. Pour hot water.
  4. Top with fresh orange juice.
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Alcohol made from different grain types
Alcohol made from different grain types
Different alcohol beverages are made with the help of different grains types. Have you ever wondered what type of grain is used to make your favourite alcoholic beverage?

Corn is used as the base for most whiskeys. According to research, when corn is mashed and distilled it produces a colourless liquor which consists of a very high alcohol percentage. When producing whiskey, grain alcohol will go through an ageing process, which reduces the alcohol content. The process will then include infusin...

French Wines
French Wines

France - usually the number one country you think of when it comes to wine making. The French have been the experts in wine production for centuries, dating back to the 6th century right through the middle ages, even into the industrial revolution.

But why is French wine so good?

The answer is simple. Generations of French winemakers have passed down their skills, secrets and traditions into what it takes to create the perfect bottle of wine.

Secondly, the earth and climate of the region, or ...

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