South Africa, Stellenbosch, May 2018; KLEINE ZALZE winery has again been named Best New World Producer of the Year in the UK, the trend-setting market for global wine producers. The Stellenbosch estate was singled out at the annual UK Sommelier Wine Awards and received seven medals in addition to its status as overall champion. The achievement follows its naming earlier this year as top South African wine brand in the on-premise trade in the UK alongside brands like Laurent Perrier, Taittinger, Baron Philippe De Rothschild and Dom Perignon; and its inclusion in the 2018 Top Wine SA Hall of Fame. The Sommelier Wine Awards (SWA) is the UK's only competition to be aimed solely at the on-trade. Judged by a panel of top leading sommeliers and on-trade drinks buyers, the competition rewards the best wines available to restaurants, bars and hotels in the UK and beyond. "To pick up seven medals is, in itself, impressive enough. But to do it with wines that are this affordable is little short of remarkable," said SWA competition director Chris Losh. "It was also really interesting to see them pick up Golds with a pricy Sauvignon Blanc and a classy Stellenbosch Shiraz. These are not wines that habitually walk onto our Gold List, so the fact that they did tells you everything you need to know about how good they are." The awards are welcome news for the Kleine Zalze team. “We have invested heavily to achieve the best from our terroir, so it’s very gratifying to be ranked number one. It’s also very significant for us as a South African company to be among the world’s most recognisable, historic and superb wine brands,” says Kleine Zalze owner and managing director Kobus Basson. In February, Kleine Zalze’s success in the UK was once again confirmed as the most listed South African wine on-premise in the UK” in a report that is compiled annually by research consultancy, Wine Business Solutions, that ranked top performers in one of South Africa’s most valuable . . .
The Stellenbosch Wine Review has just announced Longridge Wine Estate to be the top winery in Stellenbosch for 2018. Compiled by Cape Wine Master David March, over 3800 wines from more than 170 wine producers in the Stellenbosch region were reviewed. The review was based on the average of the top scoring four wines from each producer that were tasted during the past year. With an average score of 93.7 points, Longridge edged out tough competition from amongst others Raats Family Wines, Boschkloof, Morgenster, Rust en Vrede and Kanonkop. In the process, Longridge had the top scoring white wines with both the Clos du Ciel Chardonnay 2016 and the Ou Steen Chenin Blanc 2015 scoring 95. According to cellar master Jasper Raats, this is the culmination of seven years of hard work. “When we made the decision in 2011 to redirect Longridge into an organic and bio-dynamic wine farm and to work to be amongst the best, we knew that it was going to take hard work, patience and dedication. We had a seven year plan and the Longridge team has invested an incredible amount of time, resources and energy to ensure that we revive our soils and to bring only the best quality fruit into the cellar. The slopes of the Helderberg has very special terroir and it has always been my philosophy to preserve this in the wine with minimal interference in the the cellar, so it is such a blessing and so rewarding to see these efforts vindicated. It is a great honour to be acknowledged in such a manner,” stated Raats. David March is a certified specialist in wine with the Society of Wine Educators and holds the Bordeaux Master Level qualification from the Wine Scholar Guild. He also became a Cape Wine Master in 2012, lectures for the Cape Wine Academy and judges several prestigious wine competitions, including the International Wine & Spirits Competition and the Veritas Awards . “I had hundreds of these tasting notes and thought that it was about time I put them to good use. Since I am . . .
What happens when everyone’s favourite biscuit and chocolate come together? They form a melt-in-your-mouth, delicious treat you won’t be able to get enough of! Last year, Oreo Biscuits launched the delicious OREO covered in Cadbury Dairy Milk biscuit and this year they will be launching a bigger pack for fans who just can’t get enough! “Since launching last year, OREO covered in Cadbury Dairy Milk, has grown massively in popularity and consumers just can’t get enough of it, says Thandi Ntuli, Category Lead for Biscuits. “It is currently sold in packs of two, but due to consumer demand, we have decided to launch the biscuit in a new 6-pack too!” If you haven’t tried them before, Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate-coated Oreos are positively drool-worthy and now you will have enough to share the joy with those around you. Look out for the Oreo covered in Cadbury Dairy Milk 6-Pack in participating stores nationwide for R49.99. Priced at the retailer’s discretion. For more information, please follow Oreo on Facebook and Twitter @Oreo. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The Baby Show comes to South Africa - Destined to be South Africa’s market-leading pregnancy, baby and parenting event of the year. The UK’s number one parenting event brand, The Baby Show & #MeetUp, will launch at the prestigious and elegant Kyalami International Convention Centre in Gauteng, to be held 28 to 30 September 2018. In collaboration with leading industry expert, Meg Faure, and announcing a headline sponsorship with Pampers, this market-leading live event platform will provide dedicated seminars, features and world-class facilities aimed at parents-to-be, and parents with children aged 0-4. In the spirit of modern parenting, the extended family and supportive friends are all invited, with the focus being to learn, prepare, test and try together before you buy - “Everything you need for bump, baby and you” “A tried and tested model running for 16 years, The Baby Show UK serves over 70,000 families annually, mainly first time parents who have a necessity to seek out essential products and services alongside leading experts, in an environment that is hassle free, baby friendly and empathetic to ensure a great family day out for all involved” said Nicole Muller, Portfolio Director for Clarion Events. “We are looking forward to offering the same life changing experience to new and expectant parents here in South Africa,” she continues. “We are delighted to be joining forces in our inaugural year with SA’s No 1 baby expert Meg Faure, and working at a headline level with the world’s leading baby brand, Pampers.” “Pampers remains committed to the happy and healthy development of all South African babies. We are very happy to a part of The Baby Show which is packed with unique content and features for all mums and babies” said Michael Simpson, Brand Manager, Pampers. “This platform gives us an additional opportunity to showcase the superior quality and benefits of our Pampers nappies as the No. 1 Choice of Paediatricians in South Africa. We’re . . .
Replace timeouts and tears with the Glitter Time Out Bottle (or use it as a meditation bottle). Its ingenious - instead of sitting and fuming in timeout, your little one is mesmerised by the glitter and has a healthy way to soothe themselves and work through their emotions. Photo: Pinterest If you’re a parent or teacher, you may be able to relate to some of these: Timeout and tears usually go hand-in-hand Your child has toys they never play with, but doesn’t want to let go of Moms and daughters need things that match West Pack Lifestyle, a national chain of retail stores across South Africa, came up with creative ways to address these common pain points for parents. The aim is to re-use (and revamp) old favourites, while enjoying interactive play time with the kids. If you don’t find these items around the house, West Pack stores have craft supplies, toys, frames and bottles to create these ideas. Time Out Bottle Replace timeouts and tears with the Glitter Time Out Bottle (or use it as a meditation bottle). Its ingenious - instead of sitting and fuming in timeout, your little one is mesmerised by the glitter and has a healthy way to soothe themselves and work through their emotions. Fill a plastic bottle or glass jar with ¾ hot water (the hot water helps the glitter glue to mix). Add glitter glue and glitter (the more glue used, the longer the glitter will stay suspended). The glue should settle in about 5 minutes (standard timeout time). Super glue the cap closed so your little one can’t open it again. DIY Picture Frames Re-use your child’s favourite toys to create this memorable photo frame. We used Dala craft paint to repaint the old frame and classic soldier figurines, and stuck down the toy pieces with Amos craft glue. Matching Glitter-Glam Shoes Glitter shoes are so easy and inexpensive to make at home. If it’s your first time, start with a plain pair of pumps or heels (without laces). The . . .
The people of Pretoria West are set to reap the yummy goodness of a 24-hour Woolworths Foodstop, which has been added to the recently upgraded Engen Raslouw. Engen Raslouw is located on the corner of the R55 and Lochner Road, Raslouw Gardens, Pretoria West. The new Woolies food offering was officially opened on 10 May 2018. Customers can also enjoy a diverse range of convenience services at Engen Raslouw, including an Engen Quickshop, Steers, Corner Bakery, an eco-friendly car wash, and multi-branded ATM machines – including ABSA and FNB. The 11-pump site offers customer’s quality fuels such as Engen Primax Unleaded and Engen Dynamic Diesel 50ppm with ease of access and service for heavy-duty vehicles and trucks. The owners of Engen Raslouw, Frans and Lourens Lombard are extremely excited to add the Woolworths Foodstop to their bouquet of convenience offerings, which all operate 24/7. Engen Raslouw is part of the Fuelarama group of service stations. The group also operates Engen Fleurdal Convenience Centre in Bloemfontein and Engen Phola Park in Mpumalanga. Operations Manager for the Fuelarama Group, Ben Fourie says they are very proud of their association with Engen and extremely excited to partner with Woolworths Foodstop. “Our customers are really looking forward to this additional new offering. Our Site is well positioned, serving both commuter traffic on the R55 as well as local residential. Our Steers offering is Halaal and continues to attract customers from the Laudium area,” says Fourie. “The Engen brand has a substantial footprint and is well known amongst our customers who have come to associate themselves with Engen’s brand promise of With us you are Number One. This promise fits in with our high operating standards and shared vision,” he adds. Says Engen’s Head of Retail, Seelan Naidoo: “Engen is very excited to see our network flourishing. Convenience and customer service remain key determinants of success in our . . .
A drinking water fountain provides sustainable and an environmentally friendly hydration solution. Having a drinking water fountain available to public and private areas is an efficient way to get people to drink more water and reduce the use of single use plastics. At Drinking Water Fountains we supply a ranfge of reliable and quality outdoor and indoor drinking water fountains for your specific needs. However, before you browse our drinking water fountain range keep the following questions in mind and you are sure to find the best drinking fountain for you: Will the drinking fountain be placed in a high or low traffic area? If the environment is prone to high traffic, the amount of water per hour the drinking fountain can keep chilled becomes a key factor to consider. You will need a fountain that produces minimum of 30 litres of water per hour. It is also important to consider a vandal-resistant drinking fountain as vandalism is a high possibility in open public areas. Will the fountain be located inside or outside? If you need a fountain for the outdoors, the fountain needs to be able to withstand external elements such as extreme weather conditions. Thus, look for fountains that have these weather resistant features, namely corrosion prevention and freeze-resistant capabilities. Will the drinking fountain be refrigerated or non-refrigerated? If you want access to chilled drinking water then you should opt for a refrigerated drinking fountain due to its cooling system. These fountains require a power source. If you opt for non-refrigerated drinking fountain, the fountain will dispense room temperature water. Will the fountain be floor mounted or wall mounted? This decision depends on the available plumbing system. The plumbing lines of the environment should be checked and matched to the drinking fountains specification sheets. Which brand is the best? At Drinking Water Fountains we stock a range of leading water fountain brands, varying . . .
Johannesburg, Gauteng, 14 May 2018, KaChing, the ticketless parking app is fast becoming a preferred payment method for parking. Just over seven months ago, KaChing was launched at the Mall of Africa, which follows its pilot launch at a few smaller malls, such as Melrose Arch, Thrupps and Morningside Shopping Centres. The system uses automatic number plate recognition cameras and smartphone app technology to make paying for parking much easier. This ticketless, cashless parking app is being installed at all 22 Netcare hospitals across the country. This will really add value to the hospitals, which serves as more than just a healthcare facility, it will also greatly assist in lessening the time it takes to park during emergencies. The drive in drive out experience uses number plate recognition cameras at each entry and exit, which automatically picks up customer details and opens the boom; customers don’t even need to stop, which not only saves on time, but comes at no extra cost to the driver. It also provides for the safety of the driver, particularly at night or in big parking lots where security guards are not always close at hand. This, the first such parking technology in more than a decade makes your parking experience, a non-event - you no longer need to take a parking ticket, you don’t need cash, there are no queues to pay, and you have no hassle with change or lost tickets. KaChing allows parking customers to use flexible payment options such as pre-pay, top up or credit card payments to securely pay for their parking. In addition to the ease of payment, the app also gives customers the security to track their parking activity online, and the option to connect multiple vehicles to one account. KaChing currently do in excess of 1500 parking instances, per day. Other property management companies that have also come on board with this technology include GrowthPoint, Investec, Attacq, Resilient and Pareto. Whether you are stopping off to make . . .
AGA has unveiled another of their new colours, from their Contemporary Neutrals collection, called Linen – designed to add a sense of quiet luxury and pared-back chic to any kitchen… Linen – cream was the first, and for decades the most popular AGA colour. Linen is a new take on this and, with a cooler, less yellow tone, it is set to become just as sought after as its inspiration. The new colours are available on the AGA 60 – which, at just 60cm wide, is perfect for smaller spaces – as well as 3-oven and 5-oven Total Control and Dual Control models. The AGA Total Control is on when you need it and off when you don’t. The AGA Dual Control features hotplates that can be turned on and off independently, saving on energy costs. Recognised as the world's best cooking appliance, the AGA oven commands a level of adulation more often associated with the glitz of Hollywood fame -- and generates similar devotion. It's deemed the number one luxury appliance brand and is revered as one of the top three design icons of the century. It's the kitchen centrepiece of Celebrities, Professional Chefs, Royalty and discerning Homeowners across the globe. AGA represents a lifestyle, one that owners embrace and share fervently with others. For more information visit www.agaliving.co.za The full range is available directly from AGA South Africa and a selection from Bergzicht Furnishers, Gas & Equipment, Melvill and Moon, Metelerkamps and cookware range online from takealot.com. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Vencasa presents the luxurious and quality linen, Bella Gracia from Formesse, which is now available in their stores nationwide. Enter the world of luxurious linen from Vencasa, the home of Bella Gracia from Formesse Reliable elastane fitted sheets made from high-quality combed cotton at an attractive price, from R799, available exclusively at Vencasa-Tempur stores nationwide. Bella Gracia: There is hardly a more fitting way to enter the world of luxury fitted sheets. These sheets, set the quality benchmark high and will prove a trustworthy companion for years to come. Made from high-quality combed cotton, Bella Gracia fitted sheets entice the eye with their brilliant colours and reliable quality: no pilling, a long lifespan, no over-stretching and colour fastness. Bella Gracia is made from 97% high-quality cotton and 3% elastane. Naturally certified in accordance with the OekoTex® Standard 100, awarded the Confidence in Textiles seal of approval and “Made in Germany“. With the elastane, a Bella Gracia fitted sheet has excellent recovery and superb elasticity. An easy-care luxury item which makes bed-making easy, as their excellent recovery means that they fit without a crease. Bella Gracia – luxury for everyone! Only at Vencasa-Tempur stores. Vencasa brings the art of sleep to your 'casa', from the smallest to the most essential sensory detail. We invite you to come home to Vencasa, The Sleep Experts, who bring you the world’s best sleep brands. For the ultimate bedroom experience, where you will find mattresses, adjustable bases, headboards and bedroom accessories, with several price points to accommodate a wide clientele. Vencasa is made for people looking for a high quality, yet affordable range of products. Visit www.vencasa.co.za or call 0861 60 60 60 for more information or for your nearest stockist. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .