Entries tagged with “Heinrich Kulsen”.


FNB Sauvignon B All Top winners Whale CottageI have not been to Nitida wine estate in Durbanville in a long time, nor to its Cassia restaurant.  As the FNB Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc awards were held at the wine estate, it was a good opportunity to revisit, and to experience the new function venue, which comfortably seated 120 guests for lunch yesterday.

Invited guests included two representatives each of the FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 20 shortlist, writers, and FNB staff as well as their clients.  Prior to the lunch, each of the 20 Sauvignon Blanc producers manned a tasting table, and provided information, making it a good opportunity to rub shoulders with other guests.   (more…)

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*   The Legatum Prosperity Index shows that most African countries, including South Africa (now in 77th position) have declined in prosperity in the past year.  The most prosperous countries are, in order, Norway, Switzerland, Canada, Sweden, New Zealand, and Denmark.  Both the USA (11th) and UK (16th) have slipped on the Index relative to last year, particularly the former.

*   World Travel Market, one of the top three travel and tourism exhibitions, and taking place in London from Monday – Thursday, will boost the UK economy by £160 million, and deals to the value of £2 billion are expected to be signed amongst the 50000 attendees.

*   The Gfk Consumer Climate Europe is measuring a small upturn in the economic outlook for the European Union countries, signalling that the worst of the economic crisis in Europe may be over.

*   Ebony Gallery on Loop Street is exhibiting Grace Kotze’s ‘Within’ exhibition from 7 November – 4 December. (received via e-mail from Ebony)

*   A new ranking of climate-friendly airlines by Atmosfair places (more…)

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*   Sasol customers will be able to fill up on Burger King burgers from the end of this year, when the fast food outlet opens up at Sasol petrol stations.

*   Club Mykonos Langebaan is working on a number of environmentally-friendly initiatives, including encouraging guests to use resources wisely, promoting biodiversity in its Fynbos-rich surrounds,  replacing shower heads with new eco-friendly ones, putting timers on sprinklers, encouraging guests to hang up towels if they do not require them to be cleaned, using energy saving bulbs, heating the indoor swimming pool with solar power, encouraging guests to conserve electricity by switching off electrical appliances, switching off geysers that (more…)