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KWV wins World’s Best Brandy award

Adding weight to its reputation for producing top-quality potstill brandies rivalling the best in the world, KWV was awarded the Worldwide Trophy and numerous Gold Awards in two separate, influential and global wine and spirits competitions this week.

In the first global announcement, KWV’s 15-year-old Potstill Brandy achieved an Outstanding Gold (a score of 93/100 or more) and the Worldwide Trophy for Brandy – outscoring all other brandies – at the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC).  

This competition, which aims to set the international benchmark for quality in wine and spirits, receives entries from nearly 90 countries,…
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KWV wins World’s Best Brandy award

EB Social Kitchen & Bar’s winter menu is as warm as the Mediterranean

Exclusive Books’ Social Kitchen & Bar in Hyde Park has introduced a new menu to warm patrons this chilly season, with Chef Russell Armstrong’s new Chef’s Selection paying homage to Mediterranean flavours.

“This winter, we have been inspired by the comfort food that is synonymous with the warm waters around the Mediterranean – Spain, Morocco, Italy, the South of France, Greece, Turkey and the Middle East,” explains Armstrong.

From falafels, turmeric cauliflower with artichokes, to the Fishmonger’s Choice with chermoula (Algerian pesto) and more, it’s a tasty menu centred around sharing. Pop in to enjoy a five-course lunch menu for R420 or a seven-course dinner for…
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EB Social Kitchen & Bar’s winter menu is as warm as the Mediterranean

Launch of Godet Cognac

Cognac-lovers in South Africa will soon be introduced to a new player set to take a major piece of the market. French family-run Godet Cognac recently launched a range of their finest Cognacs locally.

Godet House, which is one of the oldest family-owned Cognac houses, dates back to the 1500s. Its distinctive blends featua floral, fruity nose palate, which has earned Godet a reputation for elegance and sophisticated balance.

The Cognac house is based in La Rochelle in France, the birthplace of the spirit. Godet is one of a select group of Cognac-makers to produce its blends using grapes from all…
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Launch of Godet Cognac

The Top 10 best steak joints in South Africa

On 18 July, steak-lovers and restauranteurs sat down at Parktown North’s The Local Grill – 2016’s Steak Restaurant of the Year – for the 2017 Wolftrap Steakhouse  Championships to feast on premium steak served by owner Steve Maresch and to celebrate restaurants that pride themselves on serving the best-grilled beef in the country.

This year Rare Grill in Kenilworth, Cape Town, was awarded the championship title from a selection of 150 impressive eateries. Rare Grill is the first winner from the Cape since the inception of the awards.

“For an intimate steakhouse like Rare Grill, such an accolade is really going to…
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The Top 10 best steak joints in South Africa

Q&A with winemaker Ben Snyman of award-winning Overhex Wines

Overhex Wines International had an impressive run at the South African Airways (SAA) Wine of the Year Awards in Cape Town in April. It took home the coveted Red Wine of the Year award, for its 2015 Survivor Offspring Red Blend, the SAA CEO’s Award for the Most Listings (nine) as well as the SAA Chairman’s Award for the Most Wine in Litres (105,344 litres). Winemaker Ben Snyman tells us about his passion for the craft and the influence travel has had on his award-winning palate.

What does winning the SAA Red Wine of the Year award mean to you personally and for your career?

Winning…
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Q&A with winemaker Ben Snyman of award-winning Overhex Wines

Moët Party Day 2017: A Q&A with Aimee Kellen

Nothing says celebration like the sound of a champagne cork popping! So ahead of Moët Party Day – taking place in 80 countries around the globe on 17 June 2017 – we asked Aimee Kellen, Moët Hennessy Champagne Portfolio Manager, about this global celebration and all things champagne.

Q: So Aimee, tell us a little more about Moët Party Day 2017.

On 17 June this year, Moët & Chandon will be hosting the second edition of Moët Party Day, a 24-hour international celebration of all life’s memorable moments, taking place in leading cities around the globe from London to…
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Moët Party Day 2017: A Q&A with Aimee Kellen