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Leopard’s Leap Chenin Blanc wins Chenin Blanc Trophy in 2018 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards!

Top image: Leopard’s Leap CEO Hein Koegelenberg with winemaker Eugene van Zyl and brand manager, Line Smit 

The 2018 Leopard’s Leap Classic Chenin Blanc has been awarded with the Chenin Blanc Trophy in the 2018 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards. Hot on the heels of the exceptional Top Ten performance of its 2016 Culinaria Chenin Blanc in the Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Challenge, this award reaffirms the Leopard’s Leap winemaking team’s knack for this variety.

 

De Grendel Triumphs at Michelangelo Awards 2018

In one of the most competitive line-ups in the 22 year history of the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirts Awards, De Grendel – one of the 12 estates located in Cape Town’s Durbanville Wine Valley, has walked away with the African Cellar Suppliers Pinot Noir Trophy for their Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2015 – as well as three double gold medals awarded to the De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2017 and 2013 and the De Grendel Loyalty Club-exclusive Elim Shiraz 2016.

 

Actor Idris Elba to open a cocktail bar in London

Actor and DJ Idris Elba is to open a cocktail bar and live music venue in London next month complete with a hidden drinks menu and access to a chauffeur-driven, bar-branded Aston Martin.

 

It’s Platinum for De Krans at Michelangelo

Following in the recent success of the Tim Atkin’s rating, the De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve 2015 and 2016 have done it again. This time each receiving a Platinum Award at the 2018 Michelangelo International Wine Awards, which took place at a gala event on 29 September in Cape Town.

 

Vondeling Takes Pinotage Trophy at Michelangelo Awards

Vondeling Wines, the conservation champion wine farm in the heart of Voor-Paardeberg, snatched the JF Hillebrand Trophy awarded to the Top Scoring Pinotage for their Bowwood Pinotage 2015 in the annual Michelangelo International Wine Awards competition. They also scooped no less than three Gold Medals for their Babiana 2017, Petit Blanc Chenin Blanc 2018 and Merlot Reserve 2017.  The awards were presented during a glitzy ceremonial dinner at the Cape Sun Hotel on Saturday 29 September.

 

Iceland Is Selling Christmas Tree Flavoured Crisps No One Asked For

Ah yes, the distant merry bells of Christmas have already started edging closer as it’s, you know, early October.

 

Top scores for Glen Carlou favourites

Among the many things that Master of Wine Tim Atkin and wine critic, Neil Martin have in common, their appreciation for quality wine is certainly one.

 

Spicy Frozen Bloody Marys For Hot Summer Days

These taste like a traditional bloody mary, but add a frosty chill that is great for hot summer days. You can adjust the seasonings to suit your tastes.

 

All-you-can-eat Buffet Specials: Where To Find Them In Your City

An epic pile-your-plate session is awaiting you at these buffet tables in the major cities.

 

South Africans Partnered With Stars, Playing For Millions At Alfred Dunhill Links

R11 million will be on offer to 26 South Africans teeing off at St Andrews, as they partner some of the biggest names in entertainment and business.

 

Fitch & Leedes Gin & Tonic Festival Debuts In Cape Town

Fitch & Leedes takes a bow as the title sponsor of the first Fitch & Leedes Gin & Tonic Festival to hit Cape Town.

 

Meet The Manufacturers Of Durban’s Cannabis Beer

Poison City Brewing was launched in Durban in March 2018 and later that year the company began selling their brew.

 

Waverley Hills Organic Wine Claims International Trophies At Iwsc And Michelangelo Championships

WAVERLEY HILLS ORGANIC WINE ESTATE in Tulbagh has just been named winner of two globally prominent awards, one of which is the trophy for Best International Organic Wine at the 2018 International Wine

 

Global Carbonated Beverage Market 2018 Growth By Players:- The Coca-cola Company, Cott, Nestea, Faygo, Pepsico, Jones Soda, Ajegroup – Plains Ledger

 

Wine Expert On How The Drought Has Affected South African Wine Production

We caught up with local wine expert Roland Peens about our 2017 vintage which was affected by SA’s worst drought in centuries.

 

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Sa Chocolate Brand Afrikoa Gets Global Nod For Great Taste

South African bean to bar chocolate brand Afrikoa was recently recognised at the 2018 Great Taste Awards, an international awards scheme for speciality food and drink.

 

Molly Ringwald Says She Was ?bothered? By Parts Of ?sixteen Candles? When Making It

'I feel very differently about the movies now, and it?s a difficult position for me to be in because there?s a lot that I like about them.'

 

Mandela Remembrance Walk And Run: Thousands To End Mandela Centenary Celebrations In Fine Style

Thousands of South African residents will again gather for the annual Remembrance Walk and Run at the end of the Mandela Centenary celebrations in Pretoria, Tshwane, on Sunday, 9 December...

 

Cannabis Infused Beer Available In Local Stores

The legalisation of dagga for personal use in SA has welcomed the innovation of cannabis-infused beer that will be available in local TOPS at Spar stores nationwide on 8 October 2018.

 

Serenity Spa And Wellness Launches Its October Specials

Situated in the leafy suburb of Linden, Serenity Spa and Wellness is a luxury day spa which boasts a host of innovative and tested treatments that are guaranteed to revitalise and rejuvenate both the

 

Sa’s Comedy Big 5 To Perform At Grandwest

South African comedy legends Jason Goliath, John Vlismas, Joey Rasdien, Stuart Taylor, and Tumi Morake will perform at the GrandWest Grand Arena in Cape Town on 13 October 2018...

 

5 Cape Sushi Spots We’re Soy Into

Cape Town offers some of the freshest seafood around, because of this there is no shortage of exceptional sushi spots to visit, we have hand-selected a few of our favourite sushi eateries to help you

 

Interview: Biggar And Leith Founder Elwyn Gladstone

In 2016, veteran industry executive Elwyn Gladstone set out on his own, founding New Jersey-based spirits company Biggar and Leith with the launch of the Malfy gin brand ($30 a 750-ml.).This summer, M

 

Destination Farm Bosjes, Introduces Exclusive Range Of Wines

Enjoy this delicious wine at one of the Western Cape's must-visit spots.

 

Frost Alco-popsicles Make A Splash With New Alcoholic & Non-alcoholic Flavours

Slurp your way into summer with Frost Popsicles!

 

Bonobo Live With 8 Piece Band To Perform At Kirstenbosch

British musician and producer Simon Green also known as DJ Bonobo will perform at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town on 8 February 2019...

 

Where Do Sa’s Top Chefs Eat?

 

Crystal Head Vodka Is Making A One-of-a-kind Change To Its Label

The alcohol industry is an ever-changing and extremely competitive business -- but Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head Vodka is making a name for itself.

 

Asia-pacific Gin Market: Technological Advancements, Current And Future Scenario Of The Market

Asia-Pacific Gin Market report covers the current market size and its growth rates based on 7-year forecast data along with...