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

Win a copy of Cape Fusion and KWV hamper valued at R1400

Cape Fusion, Shane Sauvage’s third recipe book, is an ocean-inspired graphic celebration of fine South African cusine.

Despite the oceanic theme, the variety offered in the book is bountiful and there is certainly something for everyone. From cocktails to bredie and even a Lindt chocolate torte (yum!), the whole family is sure to love Sauvage’s inventions.

Apart from the tempting recipes, the highlight of the book is its powerful visual element. The large, bold images show you what your dish should – hopefully – look like. While the mesmorising photos of whales, sharks and the unique Cape fynbos…
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South African brandies wow at 2015 Veritas Awards

Veritas Awards

From back left: Ilse du Toit (KWV), Lourens Stander (KWV), Wynand Storm (KWV), Charles Hopkins (Veritas chairman), Andre Simonis (Oude Molen), Riaan Bredell (Distell) and Bennie Howard (Veritas). Front: Marlene Bester (Van Ryn), Mare-Loe Prinsloo (Distell), Winnie Bowman (Cape Wine Master), Pieter de Bod (KWV), Christelle Reade-Jahn (SA Brandy Foundation). Photographer: Andrew Gorman

At the 25th anniversary of SA’s premier wine and brandy awards, local brandy producers scooped the gold awards: 11 Double Gold and six Gold medals from 32 entries.

“The story of brandy is fascinating,” says the Read More