South African Bartender Creates Visionary Product To Uplift Local Communities

 

Richelle Van Gemert Wins Wines Of South Africa Sommelier Cup 2019

 In what can only be described as an epic battle of skill, concentration and attention to detail, Richelle van Gemert, from the United Kingdom, has been crowned as the winner of the 2019 edition of the Wines of South Africa Sommelier Cup. Following several rigorous semi-final rounds in various countries, a total of 11 finalists from around the world competed in the grand final of the competition at The Vineyard Hotel & Spa in Cape Town today.

 

South Africa’s Best Bartender Heads To Glasgow Competition With Rooibos Brew!

South Africa’s best bartender, Owen O’Reilly, will be heading to Glasgow next week to compete in the World Class Bartender Competition finals.

 

Braai with Blaauwklippen this Heritage Day

Call it Heritage Day or Braai Day – either way, 24 September celebrates the many cultures that make us uniquely South African and what better way to celebrate than by uniting around a fire for good food and wine?

 

Sous-vide Fun: Unique Ingredient-Liquor Combinations You Should Try Out

Since its discovery by Bruno Goussalt and George Pralus, sous-vide has come a long way from being used for meals to create scrumptious cocktails. Drinks, liquor, and cocktails are always a fun part of an evening out. So in the interest of discovering new flavours, what are some unique ingredient/liquor infusion combinations are worth trying out? 

 

Stand A Chance To Win With Boschendal, Checkers And Riedel Glassware

Win with Boschendal, Checkers and Riedel!

 

New Hamm and Uys Eatery Marries Heritage and Nostalgia at Blaauwklippen

DYNAMIC TV chefs and creative caterers Johnny Hamman and Marius Uys are bringing South African heritage food with global, modern flair, to historic Blaauwklippen wine estate with their restaurant Hamm & Uys opening on Sunday, 8 September, in Stellenbosch.

 

Avondale’s Newly Released Wines Reveal The Value In Taking It Slow

 Long respected for its dedication to organic and biodynamic winemaking, the latest releases from family-owned Avondale Estate outside Paarl show the importance of the simplest ingredient of all: time. 

 

The Magnificent Seven: Top Wines in the Tonnellerie Saint Martin Pinot Noir Report 2019 announced

Though a notoriously difficult grape to work with, Pinot Noir is capable of making red wines of greatness when matched to the right site. It is at its most glorious in Burgundy, France but there are today impressive examples from Oregon in the USA, New Zealand’s South Island and increasingly South Africa. At the end of 2018, it was the 12th most planted variety locally making up 1.3% of the national vineyard. 

 

Leighton Rathbone is South Africa’s National Angostura® Global Cocktail Challenge Winner

Ace bartender Leighton Rathbone (centre) of Orphanage Cocktail Emporium has won the South African leg of the Angostura® Global Cocktail Challenge 2020. Rathbone was up against nine other top bartenders in a fierce competition, with Peter Lebese (right) of SIP Exclusive coming in second place and Martin Strobos of Slo-Jo (left) in third.