Entries tagged with “Blaauwklippen”.


In just over twelve months of its launch, Triple Three hand-crafted premium gin made at Blaauwklippen in Stellenbosch has become one of the top three best-selling local gins in our country, and is regarded as a world-class gin. I attended a tasting of the three Triple Three gins at OpenWine on Monday evening, and of their brand new but not yet launched Triple Three Distillers Cut gin last week, at a Blaauwklippen Zinfandel tasting. (more…)

Once a year Blaauwklippen invites writers to attend a Zinfandel tasting, followed by a lunch. Last Thursday the focus for the tasting was Blaauwklippen Zinfandel Noble Late Harvest, held at the Cape Grace hotel. The launch of Triple Three Distillers Cut gin towards the end of the lunch will be covered in a stand-alone Blogpost, linked to a Triple Three gin tasting held at OpenWine on Monday.
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imageI have rarely written about personal matters on my Blog. I am also long past formulating New Year’s resolutions at the beginning of a year. Never in my wildest dreams could I imagine that the universe would present me with a year of years in 2016, to top any I have ever experienced!  (more…)

blaauwklippen-manor-houseThe Sweet Service Award goes to Blaauwklippen, and is nominated by Marilyn Levin: ‘I hope you are well. I would like to nominate the staff of Blaauwklippen Manor House/Bistro for a Sweet Award. We visited the farm today and I accidentally left my cell phone in the toilet.  I discovered that I had left it there about twenty minutes after it happened. I raced back to the Manor House/Bistro and asked told the manageress that I had lost my phone. She asked me the colour and I told her. One of the staff had found it and handed it in. Such honestly one does not always find. I was so grateful. Thank you to the staff of Blaauwklippen’. (more…)

imageThe second Winelands Chocolate Festival takes place at the Blaauwklippen Wine Estate this weekend, celebrating all things chocolate!  (more…)

imageCape Town has received a boost from the illustrious Condé Nast Traveler magazine, which asked last week if the city is the new Gin Capital of the world, replacing London! (more…)

imageLast week Blaauwklippen launched its new trio of hand-crafted Triple Three Hand-crafted Premium Gin at La Mouette, at a media and trade event hosted by its Triple Three Estate Distillery. (more…)

wine Festival StellenboschThe Stellenbosçh Wine Festival is about to get the juices flowing at Coetzenburg Sports Grounds this afternoon, in the capital of the wine industry, and runs until Sunday.

A jam-packed program promises: (more…)

imageI had heard from restaurants that a new ‘Gourmet Guide‘ is to published, with a listing and evaluation of our country’s Top 100 restaurants. The evaluation of the restaurants is to be done on the basis of the Michelin-system, with unidentified ‘inspectors’ visiting restaurants (more…)

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*   German competition authorities have reacted strongly against Booking.com, which prohibits accommodation establishments from offering better rates to clients booking with them directly relative to the rate they charge via Booking.com.  Action is also being taken against a similar booking site Expedia.com

*   The contribution of Tourism to the economy nationally has remained at 2,9% in both 2012 and 2013, reaching a total of R104 billion.   Just more than half of the spend was (more…)