Entries tagged with “Anthonij Rupert Wyne”.


Last Monday I attended The Sommeliers Selection 2018 tasting of the top-scoring wines at Tokara Delicatessen, driving through from Cape Town on a rainy day. My two favorites I tasted were Arra Shiraz 2015, as well as Trizanne Reserve Syrah 2017.  The top wines in the tasting were selected by top Sommelier members of the South African SOmmeliers Association, and the Black Cellar Club.  (more…)

Franschhoek-Summer-Wines-31-300x199Franschhoek is celebrating the best of its white wines, Rosés, and MCCs at Franschhoek Summer Wines, to be held at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards tomorrow (Saturday 6 February) from 12h00 – 17h00. (more…)

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*   Joan Armatrading will be hosting a concert at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 3 July.

*   Backsberg has won The Drinks Business Amorim Sustainability Award for Wine, being recognised for being an environmentally sensitive and ethical bio-dynamic winery, which is carbon neutral. It was also praised for its innovative energy use.  Owner Michael Back received the Lifetime Achievement Award, for creating the first carbon-neutral winery in our country, and for championing green (more…)

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*   The French association of travel agents and tour operators has written to the Department of Home Affairs, the Department of Tourism, and the Department of Foreign Affairs, requesting an improvement regarding the new Immigration Regulations regarding children traveling to our country.  The association points out that tourism to our country will be harmed, by up to 40% they warn!

*   Qatar Airways has been named the World’s Most Dependable Airline, in competition with 21 other airlines, in a study conducted by WanderBat, measuring punctuality, age of the fleet, and cost.

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