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Overhex Wines International launches Survivor wine range, made from Swartland grapes!

imageIt is not often that one receives an invitation for an evening media event, and that in Worcester, with the offer of accommodation taken care of, and a shuttle bus transporting one to the function venue. When the invitation arrived from Waterford Communications to attend the Overhex Wines International launch of its intriguingly branded Survivor range outside Worcester, it was accepted immediately. Continue reading →

WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 6 March

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*   Mango is tightening up its credit card procedures, to prevent fraud, by demanding that tickets bought by credit card are verified with the actual card.  If the card is not with the passenger, he/she may not board.

*   ESKOM started load-shedding around the country today, without prior warning, the rain in Johannesburg allegedly wetting the coal and therefore affecting its supply!  The Cape has not been spared, with electricity cuts in Somerset West, Claremont, Durbanville, Tokai, Kenilworth, Parow, Elsies River, Wellington, and Hout Bay this morning, followed by Sea Point, Camps Bay, and many other Cape Town suburbs later in the day.  Our international visitors (other than those from other African countries) are shocked! (via Twitter)

*   Chef Chris Erasmus will leave Pierneef à La Motte in June, to open his own restaurant with his wife in Franschhoek in September.

*   The Bols Bartending World Champion Rusty Cerven chose Cape Town as one of his four world cities to visit, with Sydney, Tokyo, and Rio de Janeiro, as part of his prize when he beat 3000 bartenders from 66 countries.  In Cape Town he demonstrated Continue reading →

WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 22 October

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*   Du Toitskloof Wines is the official wine sponsor of Seasons 2 – 4 of Kokkedoor, the Afrikaans cooking program filmed in Prince Albert and broadcast on kykNET.  Teams of amateur and experienced chefs are ‘paired’ in teams of two, and are eliminated over the duration of the series. (received via media release from De Kock Communications)

*   At the Aviation Association of Southern Africa Conference held last week, the question was raised about SAA being a Government-funded airline.  It was suggested that it be sold off to a commercial operator, and that the government should make the operation of all airlines financially viable.

*   The First Lady of Equatorial Guinea, Mrs Constancia Mangue de Obiang, Continue reading →

WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine headline news: 5 July

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine headline news

*   A World Cup of Wines has been suggested, tongue in cheek, on Tim Atkin’s blog!

*   Elliott, the red Coca-Cola Crate Fan in the V&A Waterfront, erected for the 2010 World Cup, is being dismantled, the V&A has announced.

*   Famous Brands has just opened Steers in the UK, already having opened a number of Wimpy restaurants in that country, reports Business Day

*   The ‘Kate Effect‘ has ensured that London has not suffered the post-Olympic tourism dip which most host cities, including those in South Africa, go through after a world event.

*   Mainland China and Hong Kong are the target of a Wines of South Africa (WOSA)  marketing campaign, writes HKTDC Research. Continue reading →