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Orange River Cellars Wines - Kenya's New Sweet and Dry Wines

There's a new panty remover wine brand in town.


It's from down in South Africa. In some of our geography classes, they taught of the Orange River down in South Africa. If you remember of such a lesson, it might have touched on the VanDerKloof dam on the river, or it's source from the Drakensberg mountains. I'm not sure though, whether they mentioned of the agriculture of the region, which apparently might contribute to your weekend activities.

There have been a host of South African wines, ranging from the boxed Namaquas (Namaqua is a place in South Africa, now you know) to the Mara's (yeah, it's a South African wine) to African's Five Chenin Blanc, which is among my favourite in Kenya.

Making its way into the market is the Orange River Cellars brand of wines. The group has a range of wines including boxed reds, boxed whites and probably the only boxed rose (pronounced rosay for wines) wine I have seen in this market.

Executives from the firm tell me that th…

How News Barely Tells You The Story

Sidenote: Today, when alighting from the bus, a mother took a polythene bag from her small girl and threw it out of the bus. The area was already littered with other polythene papers. Polythene papers litter lots of places in the country, not because the authorities don't clean up, but because we are irresponsible enough not to care where we dispose off our garbage. Please help stop Kenya from being a larger open open air dustbin than it already is. 

News is a saddening affair, mostly about who got killed in a very gruesome way, or who died with a few others in a sudden, unexpected way. It's the sole reason terrorists exist - murders and accidents kill more people every day, month and year than terrorists can ever dream of, but we got used to them. However, probably in Iraq, terrorist attacks will pass if the unlucky chap only killed one or two people. Heck, even in Kenya, it's barely news when a few people in some low income area are blown out of existence by suspects who…

Where does Orange Kenya's ad jingle come from?

So you have heard the Orange Kenya adverts, yes, the radio adverts, or the television adverts with the  tag line "Today changes with Orange".

There's the fast-moving jingle that comes with adverts. Guess where that comes from?

I was listening to this mix on Mixcrate titled "The Wedding Mix" when I heard the Orange jingle fade in at the end of Journey's "don't stop believing".  Behold, it's a whole song!

It appears the French have a particular liking for the song (Orange Kenya is owned by FranceTelecom, who will soon rename to Orange :-) ). Wikipedia reports that Nicholas Sakorzy's party used the song for elections campaign, offering the band 1 Euro as payment. They subsequently sued and got 30,000 euros(KSh. 3.4 million) in settlement.

The song also features in the FIFA09 video game, in the movie Stranger than fiction , the first episode of The Vampire Diaries, Season 2 of Gossip Girl and on  The Real Hustle. Nokia also used the track …