WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 30 April

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*   A new internationally recognised independent beer tasting competition for our country has been announced, organised by the same team that runs The South African Wine Tasting Championships.  The South African National Beer Trophy will be awarded to winners in various categories, brands to be entered by breweries, micro-breweries, and home brewers. No ciders or meads can be entered.  Entered beers will be blind tasted by a panel in July. Entries open on 1 June. (received via media release from the SA National Beer Trophy)

*   In a joint bid by various bodies in Cape Town and Uganda, the World Conference on Tobacco or Health will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in March 2018, with an expected attendance of 3000 delegates, and an estimated benefit to the city’s economy of R42 million. Cape Town was selected as conference venue for its modern and safe infrastructure, its global appeal, its track record, the proposed marketing strategy to attract delegates from Africa, and the availability of funds. (received via media release from Wesgro)

*   Members of the Board of SA Tourism have been announced, all but one name unknown to ourselves:  Vincent Zwelibanzi Mntambo (reappointment); Graham Ian Wood (reappointment); Dr  Ayanda Ntsaluba (reappointment); Aloysius Thebeetsile Ikalafeng (reappointment); Charlotte Mary Chichi Machichana Maponya; Oregan Percival Mark Hoskins; Dr Tanya Ethel Abrahamse; Dr Iraj Abedian; Monhla Wilma Hlahla; Michelle Julie Constant; Judy Valerie Nwokedi; Colin Geoffrey BellAmor Malan; and Mmaditonki Setwaba

*   Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg is hosting another nose-to-tail 4-course Cabbages & Cannibals Dinner on 21 May, at R450 per head which includes wines. (received via Steenberg newsletter)

*   The Grande Provence Gallery is hosting a new exhibition to link to the Franschoek Literary Festival (15 – 17 May), with the title ‘Fluit, fluit my storie is uit‘, with artists Marinda du Toit and Aidon Westcott. (received via media release from GC Communications)

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

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