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Veritas 2015 Brandy winners

Another impressive double gold and gold medal haul for Brandy was revealed last night at the 25 anniversary of the Veritas awards.

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The Masterpiece of Bisquit Interlude

A fantastic cheese and chocolate pairing, hosted by Bisquit Cognac’s Maitre de Chai, Denis Lahouratate, was rounded off magically with a first ever tasting of Interlude, a Cognac so old, unique and mystical it can only be described as quite outstanding. I could write a single post just on this incredible expression, but there was a […]

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An audience with Martell Cognac

To many South African brandy drinkers, Martell is a well known household name. 5 star and VO blended brandy come to immediate mind. But what most don’t know is that the house of Martell is actually the oldest and one of the finest Cognac houses in the world, and South Africa is the only place you’ll […]

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Kingna – a river runs through it

The Cape’s R62 Brandy Route houses some of the finest brandy micro distilleries in the country. In the world for that matter, I’m certain. But those speeding from Robertson to Barrydale to chase down the better known of them may well be missing the stunning gem that is the Kingna Distillery Tucked away, some 12 […]

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Food pairings: why they do work

A lot of skepticism abounds alcohol and food pairings with fair share of public opinion branding them more of a gimmick than actually holding real value. To an extent I can understand the sentiment – there are so many out there, and many are done for the sake of it, to keep up with the latest […]

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Is Cognac better than Brandy?

Is Cognac better than Brandy? A hotly debated topic in local circles, fueled by the aspirant high priced image of Cognac, against the misrepresented cheaper and less premium image of Brandy. I’ve always wanted to try and answer it with some certainty, and what better a way to try than a blind tasting of some fine Cognac’s […]

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Brandy Tasting: Ford Fusion Launch

Brandy and Ginger recently hosted a premium brandy tasting as part of the 2015 Ford Fusion car launch in South Africa. The event took place at 15 on Orange, African Pride hotel.

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Fancy some French for Christmas? Try Bisquit.

There are a few things that stand out in this world as being unequivocally French. Cuisine for one, fabulous flavours known the world over. Red Wine and Champagne, naturally, and of course Cognac. The king of brandies, famously renowned for its epic history, stringent standards of control, and of course rich, smooth and lingering taste. […]

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Veritas gets it spot on in 2014

I was very happy to see the brandy results of this years Veritas awards. Last years competition was a bit puzzling for me with both KWV 15 and 20 year old brandies only walking away with a silver medals, in a year when a pretty big haul of 14 golds and double golds being awarded. But […]

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IMPRESSIVE DOUBLE GOLD HARVEST FOR
BRANDY AT VERITAS

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South Africa, Cape Town: Five superb brandies, all potstills, achieved the highest honour in this year’s Veritas Awards by being awarded the coveted double gold medal. KWV triumphed with two double gold medals, while Oude Meester and Van Ryn’s earned a double gold medal each. Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute also walked away with a double […]

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