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WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 18 September

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*.  Cape Town has been named as one of 35 most beautiful cities in the world for 2015 by the UK Telegraph, in the company of Istanbul, Florence, Paris, Siena, Jerusalem, Oxford, Cambridge, New York, Rome, Sydney, Bruges, Seville, San Francisco, Bath, Lausanne, Venice, Edinburgh, London, Havana, Prague, Kyoto, Moscow, St Petersburg, Dubrovnik, Rio de Janeiro, and more.

Cape Town was praised for its ‘in-your-face beauty of a craggy mountain range that drops precipitously into a glittering sea, its flanks carpeted in greens and delicate florals – the Cape Floral Kingdom, smallest yet richest in the world’. The pristine white beaches with their granite boulders are also Continue reading →

WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 14 November

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*   On taste, and tested blind amongst 20000 students of the London Wine Academy, 80% preferred the less expensive Australian Chardonnay compared to a French one, which was four times more expensive.

*   Hello Kitty demi-sec Rosé Champagne, made by Champagne M. Hostomme under licence from the Japanese owners of the brand name, will be launched globally.  The brand is not just popular amongst children but also amongst celebrities such as Beyonce and Paris Hilton.  The bubbly is a blend of 50% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier, and 20% Chardonnay.

*  Tesco says that wines need to become more exciting and less intimidating to consumers, it being far easier to buy a bottle of cider.  Wine drinkers are drinking less wine, the UK supermarket group says.

*   California, Oregon and Washington state will promote their wines jointly in London on 17 March next year, similarly to the inaugural ‘The Continue reading →

WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 13 September

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*   BA is seeing increased business on its Africa routes and has already announced that it is putting ts A380 onto the Johannesburg route from February 2014.  The airline also is increasing its flights to Ghana, Uganda, Liberia, and Serria Leone,  whilst cutting those to Lusaka.

*   Increasing power and staff costs are major threats to the local wine industry, a study by PricewatershouseCoopers has revealed.

*   The Captain DoRegos take-away franchise is to be expanded into the rest of South Africa, and even into Africa, the Spur Corporation has announced.

*  Hein Koegelenberg has written an informative blogpost about how to protect Continue reading →