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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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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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Rémy Martin: the hottest ticket in Cannes

On May 19th, 2013 Rémy Martin started the night with Global Gift Gala dinner at Carlton hotel, in partnership with NIKKI beach where “Rétrospective” Collector set was auctioned. Dinner was presided by Eva Longoria

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Cape Town Brandy Festival: Thumbs Up!

Cape Town Brandy Festival: Worth the wait The first installation of Cape Town Brandy Festival could not have been a bigger success. The perfect sized venue at the CTICC was decked to the rafters with stunning brandy stands, with a huge representation from brandy producers big and small. Highlights for me included a bit of […]

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Brandy Festival Cape Town

At last Capetonians will get what they desired: to share in the spirit at Fine Brandy Fusion, the country’s premier brandy event. This glam gathering of brandy lovers, the city’s social set and celebrities will be hosted from 9-10 May at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

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Brandy Routes road trip with www.brandyroutes.mobi

Well the Christmas season is over and everyone’s back at work dreaming of the next holiday! Why not take it sooner than you thought with a weekend trip away along one of our fabulous brandy routes. A new mobile website from the SA Brandy Foundation has made this easier than you may think.

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Christmas Gifts: Brandy Box Gift Sets

So its crazy season, and gift buying is out of control. Crazy people charging around crazy busy malls looking for that ever elusive great gift. Lucky for us brandy producers tend to make it super easy for us at christmas time, with a range of fine premium brandy gift sets. Check out these winners…

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Brandy Awards: 2012 Veritas Results

Out of all the brandy award events held, for me Veritas seems to hold a lot of credibility and is one worth keeping an eye on. This years Brandy award results were for the most part spot on in my mind, one or two surprises but more importantly, a few new comers outside the big  […]

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Cognac in SA | The rise of Bisquit Cognac

Coming amidst the down turn in local brandy sales, it is interesting to see a new push into the South African market of a true classic and well know French Cognac, Bisquit. We were lucky enough to be invited along to an evening with Alexandre Lechat, Global Brand Ambassador for Bisquit Cognac on his maiden […]

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Brandy Fusion: Celebrating SA Brandy

From small micro producing farms in Oudtshoorn to the big guns of SA brandy, it was all on display in fine fashion at this years Brandy Fusion. Over 30 producers each with some stunning display stands, a cooperage display and the big reveal of a 30 year old brandy. What a night!

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