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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 54 of Level 1, 13 November 2020.


Friday 13 November 2020, Day 54 of Level 1, Day 232 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a lucky Friday the 13th; for a cooler day, misty at first, and then warming up, with lovely cloud art in the sky; for a productive working morning; for time for a Camps Bay walk, without much litter, and happy to see the yellow plastic broken fence protectors placed upright again in Bali Bay by the City of Cape Town; for an easy drive to Delos in Woodstock, to drop something off; for a very productive client status meeting; for shopping for first German Christmas baked goods at the German Food Shop above Dinkel Bakery on Kloofnek Road; for a German shop at Hartlief in the Garden’s Centre, as well as at Chocolate by Tomes, my favorite chocolate shop; for a catch up call from Stuart Bailey; for a smooth end to a busy week; for dancing to Kfm; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Platter’s Wine Guide 2021 bizarre announcement of 5-star wines, Kleine Zalze Wines named Winery of the Year!


On Wednesday Platters Wine Guide announced its 2021 5-star Wines List, unusually quietly, not revealing the individual winners names on Instagram or on other Social Media platforms, nor at a function traditionally held at the Table Bay Hotel. It appears that its emphasis is on its App, and selling its information by subscription.

Kleine Zalze Wines was named Top Performing Winery of the Year 2021, having seven five-star wines on the 2021 List, achieving this accolade for the first time in the more than 40 year history of the Platter Wine Guide. The Winery celebrated its achievement with a star-studded cake. Continue reading →

WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headline: 13/14 August

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*   Western Cape Tourism Minister Alan Winde has announced the launch of a R6,5 million Design Innovation Seed Fund to kickstart its new Design Park, to find the province’s next Mark Shuttleworth.  The Design Park will be housed in the Cape Craft and Design Institute.  Applications for funding to make local design ideas a reality are now open to students, entrepreneurs, and small businesses.  The value of the Cape’s design industry is R14 billion, which could rise to R20 billion with the launch of the Fund, and employ 14000 persons, said Minister Winde. (received via media release from Minister Winde’s office)

*   Kleine Zalze Wines  has appointed Alastair Rimmer as its new winemaker.  He studied viticulture in Stellenbosch, and has worked locally at Overgaauw, Agusta, Vergelegen Wines, and Darling Cellars, as well as internationally at wineries in Spain, California, Australia, and in New Zealand. (received via media release from Manley Communications)

*   Creation has introduced a new 10h00 Brunch Pairing, 8 courses paired with wines costing R 125. Continue reading →