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Global Competitiveness
WORLD WHISKIES AWARDS – TWO WORLD TITLES FOR SA WHISKY Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky, the proudly South African Single Grain whisky has been awarded the title of World’s Best Grain Whisky and founder distiller, Andy Watts, awarded the title as the global Icon of Whisky Master Distiller/Master Blender for 2018. These awards, held annually by...
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SILVER! After luckily winning a GOLD at the European open, we subsequently qualified for the World finals of the international chocolate awards, to be held in London. We traveled with our chocolate entries (babies) in our hand luggage and submitted them for judging on arrival in London. After a week of anxiously waiting, and bated...
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KWV announced as Brandy Producer of the Year at International Wine and Spirit Competition Also claims Worldwide Brandy Trophy.    Paarl-based wine and spirit producer KWV walked away with all the major awards at the annual International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London, beating local – and international – brandy and cognac producers to...
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 Beautiful News South Africa – 365 days of positive stories On 31 October 2017 Beautiful News will have achieved its altruistic target of sharing 365 uplifting short films in one year about the positive South African experience. The project reached over 500 million across all platforms over the first nine months alone.  Beautiful News South Africa is a positive news...
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Amarula takes home Brand of the Year title 12 October, Cape Town: Amarula, Africa’s most awarded liqueur was recently honoured as Brand of the Year at the prestigious 2017 World Branding Awards held at a ceremony in Kensington Palace in London on October 11th. This truly global brand was recognised alongside those who have advanced the community through worthy...
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South African brandies make it in New York Frank Sinatra sang that if you could “make it” in New York, you’d succeed anywhere, and that’s clearly the case for three of Distell’s premium brandies which have won top honours at the New York International Spirits Competition. Results of the annual New York International Spirits Competition...
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South African brandies take centre stage in America While South Africa’s credit rating has taken a knock, our country’s brandies have proved to be the international gold standard, claiming five Double Gold medals at the illustrious San Francisco’s World Spirits Competition (SFWSC). Once again Oude Meester revealed their Midas touch at the competition last month,...
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Oude Meester Demant claims title of World’s Best Brandy South African brandies made a clean sweep at the 2017 World Drinks Awards, claiming gold medals as well as the ultimate title of World’s Best Brandy for the Oude Meester Demant. Now in its tenth year, the World Drinks Awards is hosted in London by TheDrinksReport.com...
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Vergelegen again named best wine tourism destination If there’s a must-see wine destination in the Cape Winelands then, according to the Great Wine Capitals Tourism Awards, it’s Vergelegen. The historic 316-year-old estate has just been awarded the 2017 International Best of Wine Tourism, Cape Winelands for an unprecedented fifth time. Since the awards started in...
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Premium brandies clinch international awards in New York The South African flag flew high at the seventh annual New York International Spirits Challenge with several accolades for local potstill brandies. Stellenbosch brandy distillery Van Ryn’s clinched two international awards at the seventh annual edition of the global competition, which takes place in the heart of...
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Steuart has done some 500 talks on South Africa's progress since 1994 and SA's prospects for the future'