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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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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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