WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 18 May

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*   Uber and Discovery Health are partnering in a flu vaccination drive on Friday 22 May, between 10h00 and 16h00, a Discovery Health accredited nurse coming to one’s home or work and offering five vaccinations to persons 18+ years for R100. The promotional code is UBERHEALTHSA. The nurse will also bring a flu prevention pack with some surprise items. Discovery Vitality members receive 1000 Vitality points, while DiscoveryCard holders will receive a refund of the R100. (received via media release from Uber).

*   KWV has won 35 international awards in three competitions in the past week: At the International Wine Challenge it won 2 Gold, 5 Silver, and 3 Bronze awards. At IMBIBE Sommeliers Wine Awards and Concourse Mondial de Bruxelles it jointly won 7 Gold, 12 Silver, and 2 Bronze medals. The bulk of the Gold awards went to the KWV The Mentors range. (received via media release from Tin Can PR)

*   Glenelly Estate in Stellenbosch will close from 1 June, for about a year, for renovations. The Tasting Room will be changed, and a food offering will be introduced. (received via media release from Hazell Public Relations and Wine Consultants)

*   Bouchard Finlayson is offering tastings of its older wines at its cellar in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, for groups of up to twenty, at a cost of R2500.   The tasting topics vary, with ‘Vintage Pinot Noirs’ currently offered, accompanied by a board of salami and cheeses. (received via media release from FIVESTAR PR)

*   Joanne Gibson (long-form) and Angela Lloyd (short-form) were named as the two Franschhoek Literary Festival Wine Writers’ Awards 2015 winners this past weekend. Judges for the Awards were John Maytham, Marlene van der Westhuizen, and Tim Atkin.

Chris von Ulmenstein, Whale Cottage Portfolio: www.whalecottage.com  Tel (021) 433-2100, Twitter:@WhaleCottage  Facebook:  click here

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