WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 4 December

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*   The Bartho Eksteen Sauvignon Blanc Celebration held in Hermanus recently selected ‘the 10 best of the best’ Sauvignon Blancs locally over the past 22 years, and then compared them to 10 top Sauvignon Blancs from other countries.  The winning Sauvignon Blanc was judged to be Fryer’s Cove Bamboes Bay, 2013, followed by Diemersdal MM Louw 2013, Palliser Estate 2012 from New Zealand, Dog Point 2008 from New Zealand, and Von Winning 1 2011 from Germany. (received via media release from the Bartho Eksteen Wijnskool)

*   Uber supports the Department of Transport’s Festive Season Road Safety campaign, it says in a media statement.  The campaign makes road safety everyone’s responsibility, to enhance law enforcement, and to increase road traffic safety awareness. Uber GM Alon Lits said: ‘Uber fully supports government’s road safety initiatives. Uber is one of the safest ways to get around in South Africa and we strongly believe that our technology can assist the government and minister in achieving their road safety objectives‘.  The Uber transport service is available in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, and in Pretoria. (received via media release from Uber)

*   Amarula Gold has been named Liqueur of the Year in a blind evaluation at the 2014 New York International Spirits Competition.  It is a cream-free 30% alcohol spirit made from the marula fruit. (received via media release from De Kock Communications)

*   Rijk’s in Tulbagh has launched its maiden Brut MCC 2012, selling at R200 per bottle. (received via e-mail from Rijk’s)

*   The Peregrine Farmstall on the N2 outside Grabouw has re-opened with a brand new restaurant, in its 50th anniversary year.  A fire earlier this year destroyed the previous restaurant.  The new restaurant building was designed by architect Barry Gould, while Overberg Joinery Works did the carpentry.  Based on the apple barns in the area, the design incorporates ‘a structure of Austrian spruce and glass to give it an open, contemporary feel, complete with screed floors, chalkboard menus and vintage Hoi P’loy lighting‘. (received via media release from Rabbit in a Hat Communications)

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

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