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Brandy Tasting at Mont Blanc Financial

Brandy & Ginger had a great night out with the guys from Mont Blanc Financial Services on Friday night. They put on a brandy and chocolate tasting for Scania, one of their key accounts.

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Brandy Tasting with winners

Another successful showing from South Africas Finest Potstills, left a few new brandy fans in the building! Brandy and Ginger held a tasting for the Mens Month winners at, here’s what went down.

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Van Ryn’s Spring Food and Brandy Pairing

The Van Ryn’s Spring Food and Brandy pairing proved yet again how versatile and under utilised premium brandy is in the greater gourmet food picture. Chef Toerie van der Merwe from Umami restaurant got back to basics with the fine Van Ryn’s brandy range and put on a culinary spectacle.

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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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Oude Molen Brandy: Distilery Tour

The name Rene Santhagens should ring familiar in any true South African brandy fan’s  ears. He is widely considered the father of South African brandy, and through introducing best practices learnt in the Cognac region of France, has probably been the most influential individual in creating SA’s award wining brandy legacy.

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Brandy and Biltong: A great match

Frustrated one day with the price of biltong in stores, I decided to make a biltong dryer from plans off the internet and start making the good stuff myself. After doing a number of food parings with brandy of late, chocolate, florentines, full 3 course meals, I got thinking, I wonder if biltong would pair […]

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Guided Tour and Tasting at Van Ryns Distillery

I was fortunate this last weekend to be hosted by Van Ryn’s at the beautiful and best kept secret Distillery just off the R310 on the way into Stellenbosch. While easy to miss as you speed past onto greener wineland pastures, for anyone interested in brandy, or even just interested in a unique and special […]

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Brandy and Food Pairing: Tokara Restaurant

Tokara Restaurant sits right at the top of the Hellshoogte pass between Stellenbosch and Franschoek. Perfectly poised looking down the valley towards the city, it is a spectacular setting, and complimented entirely by equally spectacular food, wine and brandy. On the recommendation of SA Brandy’s Christelle, we went off to check out Chef Richard Carstens […]

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Brandy and Chocolate: Blind Tasting SA’s Oldest

Having recently got hold of some of the finer brandies in our South African stable, I decided to have a blind tasting with some friends (and of course a brandy and chocolate pairing.) KWV 15 year old brandy, KWV 20 year old brandy , Van Ryn’s Fine Cask Reserve 15 year old brandy and Oude […]

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Corporate Brandy Tasting: Platinum Seed

Had another great corporate brandy tasting last night with the guys and gals from Platinum Seed Digital Marketing. The tasting was held at Platinum Seed’s offices in the Old Castle Brewery, Woodstock. Quite a few people in the crew had not really experienced premium brandy, with exposure being limited to the classic South African favourite, […]

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