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Lorna Scott, Founder and CEO, started her journey when returning home to Still Bay. We as humans lived in this area during our formation as a creative species and she felt the story needed to be told. Turning to the most abundant resource, and her hobby of distilling gin, she discovered a vehicle through which our history could be expressed.
In one of the most competitive line-ups in the 22 year history of the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirts Awards, Stellenbosch producer Kleine Zalze made history when a Shiraz was awarded not only the Grand Prix Wine Trophy – the show’s top accolade, but for the first time in Michelangelo’s history, a second trophy was awarded to the same wine, namely the Shiraz trophy, sponsored by SA Airlink. The Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Shiraz 2015 was the highest scoring wine (98 points) at this year’s competition, which attracted a record number of 2 255 wines and spirits entries. This now makes Michelangelo the largest competition of its kind on the Africa continent and one of the leaders in the southern hemisphere.
One of the biggest buzz-words at the 2018 Cape Wine event was “old vines” and it comes as no surprise. It’s been a hot topic in the South African wine industry over the past couple of years, with many winemakers and grape growers investing time and money into safeguarding the ancient vines of our country.
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Strict selection criteria and a finely tuned line-up paid off at the 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction held in the Stellenbosch winelands over the weekend with a higher than expected turnover exceeding R10,5 million and a new record price for red wine.
Total sales amounted to R10 593 760 this year with the average price per case at R5 265 and per bottle at R878 exceeding last year’s results. Bidding started at a rapid pace from the first lot, with Kanonkop CWG Paul Sauer 2015 setting a new record of R22 500, the highest price ever achieved for a case of six wines at the auction.
The Chinese are planning to become the world's number top wine makers and produce drops that will win back their own consumers.
The shopping event of the year is coming to Johannesburg?s Goodluck Bar on 4 October 2018. Trunk show is the perfect opportunity to shop for your summer ...
South African winemakers now have the confidence and the belief to make world class wines and demand the prices they think they deserve
Drum roll, please… And here are your 2018 winners!
International Coffee Day is a fun day to get to know more about coffee.
The fusion menu at Soju is a culinary tribute to Chough's Korean grandmother who stops by every Friday evening to eat and advise.
Visitors can create bespoke cocktails and G&Ts using materials from an interactive botanical garden.
Lyon head coach Pierre Mignoni has hailed his side ahead of their Heineken Champions Cup debut this month, describing the achievement as “a great reward”
Island vibes were recreated in Moscow and St. Petersburg with the campaign “Endless Summer with the Seychelles Islands.”
Waking up to soft mist rolling over the mountains and a slight dewy drizzle, the valley was still except for the occasional glimmer of humanity.
Monday, Oct. 1OPEN MIC NIGHT: 6 to 9 p.m. first Mondays, Gram Parsons' Derry Down, 297 Fifth St. NW, Winter Haven, free, 863-295-9422, gpderrydown@gmail.
The Equality Court has ordered Durbanville Hills Winery to apologise to a blind athlete and pay him R50 000 to blind athlete.