* KWV has won the General Smuts Trophy for Champion Young Wine for its Cabernet Sauvignon and wooded Shiraz blend at the 2015 SA Young Wine Awards. The same wine also won SA Champion Red Blend. Their wooded Malbec won SA Champion Other Red Cultivar, and their wooded Chardonnay won SA Champion Chardonnay. Spier won SA Championship trophies for its Sémillon and wooded Cabernet Saivignon. More than 2100 young wine entries were received, in what is our country’s oldest wine competition, dating back to 1833! (received via media release from Marlene Truter Communications)
* Mullineux and Leeu Family Wines has released its new wine Olerasay 1°, a Solera fractional blend of different vintages of old vine Chenin Blanc. They will only bottle the wine every five to ten years. The wine costs R432 per bottle. (received via media release from Waterford Communications)
* The 2015 Innovation Summit will take place at the Cape Town Stadium this week, with the goal to grow our country’s economy. It is rated as one of the 46 most prominent global innovation summits. The first two days will focus on talks and workshops with local and international innovators. On Friday and Saturday the Summit is open to the public to attend, at R50 entry fee. Product prototypes and new products designed by local students and designers will be on display.
* Fly Blue Crane takes to the skies on 1 September, aimed at the business market, with a luggage limit of 20 kg and serving complimentary meals and beverages. The fifty-seater flights will operate from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein, Kimberley, and Nelspruit initially.
* Gabriëlskloof is launching a new Lunch Box on 1 September, for all of summer, at the cost of R300 for two. The Lunch Box contains a mix of food, such as biltong-spiced roast beef, Parma ham, chicken liver parfait, pork and duck rillettes, lamb pies, smoked West Coast Snoek quiche, Roosterkoek, artisanal cheeses, preserves, salads, and chocolate marquise pots. The Lunch Box must be booked ahead. (received via media release from Random Hat Communications)