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LOUIS XIII CELLAR MASTER BAPTISTE LOISEAU & THE R120K PAIRED MENU

At the helm of one of the most prestigious and oldest Cognac houses in the world, Rémy Martin, 37-year-old is the youngest cellar master who is sure to leave an iconic legacy. Loiseau, the LOUIS XIII cellar master with a knack for what he calls “uncompromised quality”, studied wine-making in Stellenbosch, before joining the Rémy Cointreau team under the leadership of the legendary Pierrette Trichet and has since been dubbed a “visionary and a maverick.”

Recently in South Africa, Loiseau will launched the LOUIS XIII Gourmand Experience with Nobu; a paired menu designed by Nobu Exec Chef, Hervé Courtot and LOUIS XIII Private…
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LOUIS XIII CELLAR MASTER BAPTISTE LOISEAU & THE R120K PAIRED MENU

WOMEN IN WINE: THE FORMIDABLE TEAM BEHIND KUNJANI WINE ESTATE

Almost seven years ago, South African businesswoman and fledgling winemaker Pia Watermeyer met German entrepreneur Paul Bath (whose family has a winemaking background in Germany) at a wedding on a Cape wine estate. A long-distance relationship emerged from this fortuitous happenstance, leading to many passionate conversations and bottles of wine being enjoyed over long lunches. The couple’s shared love of dancing and wine led to the purchase of a wine estate in Stellenbosch that would later be rebranded as Kunjani Wine Estate.

Kunjani” is an isiZulu greeting that translates to “how are things going with you?”

An unconventional greeting…
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WOMEN IN WINE: THE FORMIDABLE TEAM BEHIND KUNJANI WINE ESTATE

ZIMBABWEAN-BORN GREGORY MUTAMBE ON HIS WINE JOURNEY

“I started my journey in a winery in Zimbabwe, of all places!” chuckles Gregory, down the line from Cape Town’s 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa, where he’s Head Sommelier. “Zimbabwe has only two wineries, so it was highly unlikely that I’d end up in the wine industry.”

Nonetheless, he found himself working as a Cellar Assistant at Mukuyu Winery, the oldest winery in Zimbabwe, situated in Marondera, east of Harare.

His work in the cellar soon sparked a fascination with wine. “I had to ask questions to learn more about winemaking, which led to me wanting to know more” he says….
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ZIMBABWEAN-BORN GREGORY MUTAMBE ON HIS WINE JOURNEY

QSL to launch in South Africa this year

Members can look forward to private dining, a contemporary lounge with a stage, bar and plunge pool, a spectacular mezzanine champagne bar, a whisky and cigar lounge and a private screening room

The new unique and progressive QSL Members Club, conceptualised and brought to fruition by Ronald Ndoro and Rahim Rawjee, will be launched in South Africa this year.

It’s exceptional offering and unique mission to become the African hub for forward-thinkers, agents of change, creatives and idea generators, all in an exclusive environment, sets it apart from other clubs.

“At QSL, we want to use this great vision…
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QSL to launch in South Africa this year

SHAKE IT UP AT THE TWANKEY BAR

The Twankey Bar at the Taj Cape Town Hotel is fast making a name for itself as one of the city’s leading cocktail bars. And the credit goes to head bartender AJ Snetler, who spent 2017 scooping up a host of awards in South Africa and abroad.

When the self-taught mixologist from Port Elizabeth moved to Cape Town in 2015, he was soon making waves behind the city’s bar counters. From popular nightspot Drop Kick Murphy’s Snetler moved on to acclaimed cocktail emporium The Orphanage, before being spirited away to head up The Twankey Bar earlier this year.

“I’ve…
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SHAKE IT UP AT THE TWANKEY BAR

ENJOY SUMMER SIPPING WITH THESE MARTELL COCKTAIL RECIPES

Looking for a cooling summer cocktail with a difference? Try adding a fruity spin to your cognac for a fresh surprise.

CRISP GREEN TEA COGNAC COCKTAIL

Ingredients

  • 40ml Martell VS
  • 15ml honey syrup
  • 10ml lime juice
  • 150ml green tea

Build ingredients in a hi-ball glass over cubed ice.

PLUM SPRITZ COGNAC COCKTAIL

Ingredients

  • 35ml Martell VSOP
  • 35ml Choya Plum wine or sake
  • Soda to top

Build ingredients over cubed ice in a rocks glass. Stir and garnish with an orange slice.

ENJOY SUMMER SIPPING WITH THESE MARTELL COCKTAIL RECIPES