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

WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING: BEHIND THE SCENES WITH MARTELL

Time is of the essence when it comes to ensuring the quality of a fine cognac, and it’s this slow ageing that takes place in the barrels which – in addition to the terroir, distillation and blending – plays such an important role. Sawubona went behind the scenes with Martell in Cognac, France.

While machines are used to cut the wood, most of the barrel-making process is dependant on humans – a beautiful example of true craftsmanship.

The choice of wood and type of barrel used affects the flavour of the eaux-de-vie (the colourless brandy that is produced through…
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WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING: BEHIND THE SCENES WITH MARTELL

Top Destinations for travellers under 35

It was once thought that millennials preferred to travel to the world’s party capitals, but the No Regrets List compiled by travel giant Contiki shows a different picture. The company surveyed 5 000 travellers between 18 and 35, and drew up a list of the top 20 destinations and experiences that most interested the group.

Blue Lagoon

At the top was Iceland’s Blue Lagoon, an experience unmatched in any part of the world. Travellers can enjoy the skin-rejuvenating benefits of the waters of the warm lagoon in a setting that’s as beautiful as the name…
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Top Destinations for travellers under 35

Paris: ‘Shots fired’ at Champs-Elysees

Police in Paris have told people to stay away from the Champs-Elysees area after reports of shooting emerged in the French capital.

“Police operation taking place in the Champs-Elysee area,” Paris police said in a post on Twitter. “Avoid the area and comply with police instructions.”

Voters in France will cast ballots on Sunday in the first round of the election, with four of the 11 candidates within reach of the two places for the run-off on 7 May.

–News24

Paris: ‘Shots fired’ at Champs-Elysees