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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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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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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 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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Oude Meester Brandy: Blue Door Event

I had a great time  last night at the latest installment of the Exclusive Oude Meester Brandy Blue Door events. Held at the stunning Young Bloods Art Gallery in Bree Street, it was a good night of quality Oude Meester brandy, yummy finger food and an inspiring talk from Interactive Africa chief, Ravi Naidoo

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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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Blaauwklippen Brandy 10 year old Launch

Very exciting news for local potstill brandy lovers is the addition of another gem to the local micro produced brandy stables. I was lucky enough to visit the Blaauwklippen farm yesterday for a tour and tasting of the new addition to the Blaauwklippen Brandy range…

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Getting to know Joseph Barry Brandy

Tasting the Joseph Barry Brandy Range. What a great pleasure to be in possession of not only the Joseph Barry 3 year old and 5 year old brandies, but also the ever elusive and much revered 10 year old international award winner. I took these 3 fine potstills around to my folks place and had […]

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KWV Brandy – A guided cellar tour

KWV Brandy – A guided tour of the cellars One of the great things about the local brandy market is the variation of production from tiny microdistillers bottling one barrel at a time, to the mass master craftsmen putting hundreds of thousands of litres on our shelves every year. KWV Brandy is one of the […]

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SA Brandies at Taste of Cape Town

I had a great time last night musing around the different stalls and expos at the 2012 Taste of Cape Town Festival. Apart from the stunning food and wine displays, it was great to see local brandy represented by Jorgensen’s Distillery and Fine Brandy.By Design

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