WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 29 July

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines 

*   Entries are open for the Diners Club 2014 Winelist Awards, with a closing date of 29 August.   The main element of judging the winelists is content, followed by a lesser weighting for balance, suitability, and presentation.  Dave Hughes will chair the judging panel. (received via media release from African Sky Media)

*   The Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild is making its wines available for tasting ahead of its prestigious Auction at Spier on 4 October.  The Cape Town showcase will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 21 August, while in Johannesburg it will be held at the Nedbank Head Office The Atrium on 27 August.  All proceeds of the Auction go to the development program of the Cape Winemakers’ Guild. Entrance costs R170.  (received via media release from GC Communications)

*   Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky has been awarded its 6th Gold medal at the 2014 International Wine & Spirits Competition in London.  Bain’s is our country’s first single grain whisky, and is made by James Sedgwick’s Distillery in Wellington. (received via media release from De Kock Communications)

*   The new Strandveld The Navigator 2012 Shiraz-dominant blend with Grenache, Mourvédre, and Viognier will be available for tasting at the Shiraz Showcase at The Vineyard this coming Friday.  Strandveld is the southernmost winery in our country.  Entrance costs R120. (received via media release from GC Communications)

*   Three Ships Whisky 10 Year Old Single Malt received a Gold Award at the 2014 International Wine & Spirits Competition in London recently.  The first single malt whisky to be made in our country was released in limited quantity late last year.  It is also made at James Sedgwick’s Distillery in Wellington. (received via media release from De Kock Communications)

*   Avondale is showcasing its wines at an inaugural Rainbow Nation celebration, linking it wines to culinary experiences to be held at top restaurants in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban.  An African Feast is to be held at Root Restaurant at Forum Homini in Johannesburg on Heritage Day on 24 September, at a cost of R450. (received via media release from Positive Dialogue Communications)

Chris von Ulmenstein, Whale Cottage Portfolio: www.whalecottage.com  Twitter: @WhaleCottage

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