Rémy Martin Louis XIII tasting

Its not often you get to taste one of the true legends of Cognac. Heck its humbling even to just be in the presence of a spirit that was starting its life in oak towards the end of the first world war.

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Brandy Festival 2014

The countdown to showcase South Africa’s leading brandy producers at two prestigious events in Cape Town and Johannesburg has begun. Fine Brandy Fusion merges the smooth and exciting with the thrill of South Africa’s favourite spirit, now supercharged for 2014.

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Pot Luck Club & Brandy Magic

Brandy was the hero yet again at a fantastic lunch put on by the South African Brandy Foundation and KWV. Hosted at the Pot Luck Club in Woodstock, Head Chef Wesley Randles created some fine dining treats to pair with the exclusive KWV range of brandies. Here’s how it went down.

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Au.Ra sets new record for SA brandy

Record price paid for bottle of South African brandy. A rare bottle of South Africa’s oldest potstill brandy has been sold at a charity auction for R38 000.

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KWV 12 year old potstil brandy

Exciting news for local brandy fans is the release last month of KWV 12 year old brandy. The new 100% potstil addition to the family fits perfectly between the hugely undervalued 10 year old vintage (actually 100% potstill, but still called a vintage) and the smooth, refined and ultra elegant 15 year old alambic.

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Veritas 2013: Brandy Bloopers?

Let’s be clear about something up front. I have yet to find a South African Potstill brandy that I really do not like. That said, there can be no doubt that some are superior to others, and generally it is the job of the Wine and Spirit Competitions to set them apart at the highest […]

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Veritas 2013: Official Brandy Release

South Africa, Cape Town, 10 October 2013: It was a glittering affair that saw the best of South African brandies showcased when the winners of the annual Veritas Awards were announced recently in Cape Town. Considered the “Oscars” of the wine and brandy industry, the competition once again cast the spotlight on the supreme craftsmanship […]

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Sumsaré 5 year old brandy hits the scene

A brand new potstill has hit the local brandy scene. Sumsare Wines has recently released their 5 year old Potketel Brandewijn. Hailing from historically significant Robertson, we caught up with 7th generation farmer and Brandy maker Danie Erasmus about the new arrival.

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KWV 15 takes top spot at ISC ’13

Looks like more bling at international shows for local potstill brandies. At the ISC awards held in London last night, KWV 15 year old was awarded the trophy for worlds best brandy, and not to be outdone, the KWV 20 year old also picked up a gold medal.

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Discovering the Urban Brandy Cocktail Route

The SA Brandy Foundation has recently introduced a new initiative aimed at urban brandy and cocktail lovers. The Urban Brandy Cocktail Route launched earlier this year and covers a large array of Mother City venues. We checked it out, and were pleasantly surprised.

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