* The Commonwealth Fencing Junior Championships for fencers under the age of 20, and inaugural Commonwealth Fencing Cadet Championships for under-seventeens started at UCT on Saturday, and runs until 17 July. Cape Town is the first host of the championships, in which 14 nations are participating, including a Western Cape team, according to a newsletter received from the City of Cape Town.
* Little Havana in Umhlanga Rocks has won The Wolftrap Steakhouse Championships 2015, with The Local Grill in Parktown North the runner-up. Other regional winners are Theo’s Grill in Manley Communicationsthe Western Cape, The Cricketer in the Eastern Cape, and the Pioneer Butcher & Grill in Hazyview in Mpumalanga. (received via media release from Hazell PR and Wine Consultants)
* A Wozani Tasting targeted at wine merchants and on-trade buyers will be hosted in South Africa house in London by Wines of South Africa (WOSA) on 7 October. Wine estates Alheit Vineyards, Botanica, Fable Mountain Vineyards, Ataraxia, Mulderbosch, Rustenberg, and Kleine Zalze will present their wines, reports Harpers Wine & Spirits Trade Review.
* The first Grand Tasting Tour 2015 in West Africa will be held at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra in Ghana on 17 July, with 20 wine producers from our country meeting consumers, distributors and wholesalers, reports the Starr.
* The 10th anniversary of Tokara Wine Made Art will be celebrated with the opening of the 2015 art exhibition on 16 September, and which will run until the end of January 2016. Students of the Marie Stander School of Art use Tokara Shiraz to create their paintings, and the theme this year is ‘Celebration of 10 years Wine Made Art’. (Received via media release from Manley Communications)