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Fine Brandy Fusion 2015 dates announced

18 March 2015

Fine Brandy Fusion Johannesburg, premier annual showcase of South Africa’s brandies, takes place this year at the Sandton Convention Centre on June 4 and 5, affording the opportunity to rub shoulders with celebrities, learn from brandy masters and taste their world-class creations. ... More»

 

Breedekloof BEE venture celebrates first harvest

17 March 2015

Breedekloof farm Fynbos, a black economic empowerment (BEE) venture involving the Lategan family and Bergsig Wine Estate employees, has harvested its first pinotage and chenin blanc grapes – a proud moment for all involved. ... More»

 
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Fine Brandy Fusion 2015, premier annual showcase of South Africa’s brandies, takes place this year on 4 and 5 June at the Sandton Convention Centre, and you could be there courtesy of the SA Brandy Foundation and Platter's Guide. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for details of a ticket giveaway starting on 1 May 2015.

Winery of the Week: Glenelly Estate: Repeated South African success in winning the Pichon Lalande Trophy at the International Wine & Spirit Competition was an initial attraction for Madame May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, then owner of that Bordeaux classed growth, to invest in the Cape. After she bought Glenelly on Stellenbosch's Simonsberg, a redevelopment of the old fruit farm to vineyards was undertaken and a cellar built. All her projects have been carried out along environmentally friendly lines, and the local community and social development, particularly of Glenelly's employees, have been ongoing focuses.

Glenelly Estate Glass Collection Chardonnay Unwooded 2013

Category: Chardonnay unwooded  |  sub-category: Chardonnay unwooded

Styled for personality & compatibility with wide range of food. 2013 reprises nutty, citrus notes of 2012 with mouthfeel enhanced by extended lees-ageing. Wine tasted by Angela Lloyd More »

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Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival

Tuesday 12 - Wednesday 13 May, Johannesburg

This annual intimate evening event, showcasing a selection of South Africa’s finest wine producers, is in its 25th year. Besides meeting ‘the face behind the label”, you can taste, discuss and buy the winemaker’s pick of wines (including older vintages and barrel samples) and snack on a plat du jour. More »

Bot River Barrels & Beards

Friday 17 - Saturday 18 April, Bot River

A weekend filled with wines, beards and country hospitality, when the wine community of Bot River celebrates the harvest. Kicking off with a laid-back, sunset session on the veranda of the Bot River Hotel on Friday evening, and culminating with the signature Barrels & Beards showdown on Saturday. More »

 
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