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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KWV XO Cognac and Nexus 30yo Brandy

#FINISHGREAT, and what a finish indeed! Launch of the KWV Nexus 30 Year and KWV Heritáge XO Cognac.

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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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More international bling for SA Brandy

SA brandy shone again at IWSC and ISC with two local favourites winning worlds best trophies in this years competitions. Well done KWV and Distell! Great results. Full press release follows:

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Ten to try at Brandy Fusion 2014

Here’s 10 potstill brandies to try out at Brandy Fusion this year. With over 30 such good brandies available to taste at SA’s biggest brandy festival, it was tough to chose just 10. But then, I do like a challenge…so here we go:

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Bezalel – Pure gold from the green Kalahari

Bezalel Wine and Brandy Estate Almost 800 KM from Cape Town, close to the northern borders of the Country, lies little known wine farm, making a big brandy statement. Bezalel Wine and Brandy Estate is situated between Kiemoes and Upington on the N14, and in these parts, is somewhat of an anomaly.

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Elsenburg: Probably the best brandy you’ll
(n)ever taste.

Not many people may be familiar with the Elsenburg College of Agriculture. But there are now 13 very solid reasons why any avid potstill brandy fan really should be! The Elsenburg 13 year old potstill was released late last year, and is quite simply, superb.

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SA brandy’s missing link

Lets not beat about the bush here. Brandy is in trouble. Real trouble. Not super mellow double distilled potstill brandy – that’s enjoying double digit growth, albeit off a small based. But the classic Blended Brandy style of old, poured stiff, stacked with ice and smothered in sweet cokey goodness, is drowning.

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