Veritas Gold seals hat trick for Grande Provence Chenin Blanc Grande Provence Chenin Blanc has scored a hat trick in the medal stakes bagging the third Gold medal this year for its maiden 2017 vintage at the 2018 Veritas Awards. A relative newcomer to this landmark heritage wine estate in Franschhoek, Grande Provence Chenin Blanc 2017 now boasts Gold medals from Veritas, the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards, and the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Known as the Oscars of the South African wine scene, the annual Veritas Awards is the country’s premier wine and brandy competition with a judging panel comprising 6 international and 100 local wine specialists representing all facets of the wine industry. Grande Provence Chenin Blanc 2017 is crafted in a vibrant, fruit driven style. This wine captures the classic characteristics and purity of Chenin Blanc in a manner that is accessible, yet complex. It is available at a cellar door price of R95 per bottle. All Grande Provence wines can be purchased online at www.grandeprovence.co.za. Purchases of Grande Provence wines of 12 bottles or more qualify for free delivery anywhere in South Africa. Located in Franschhoek, the heartland of South African wine country, Grande Provence offers true South African wine heritage, exceptional food and luxury boutique accommodation. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Thanks to the outstanding response to our ShoutOut social bundles, Cell C has extended the promotion until the end of January 2019. “Customers have really seen the value in our ShoutOut bundles. With the holiday season coming up, we have decided to extend the promotion to ensure that customers are kept connected on the most popular social services at great value for money,” says Cell C Chief Commercial Officer, Junaid Munshi. Customers can get 1200MB to use on both WhatsApp and Facebook for only R17, valid for 30 days, with ShoutOut R17. ShoutOut R4 provides customers an inexpensive daily option to access WhatsApp and Facebook. The bundle is valid for 24-hours and gives customers 80MB to access Facebook and WhatsApp. The top of the range bundle, for true social media fans, gives customers 4GB of WhatsApp and Facebook access at R49, valid for 30 days - a true always-on experience. “These are still some of the best value for money bundles in the market. Simply switch to Cell C to get this incredible value and enjoy an always-on experience at prices that suit every pocket,” says Munshi. ShoutOut Bundle Access Data Allowance R4 24 hours 80MB R17 30 days 1200MB R49 30 days 4GB The extended time period on these promotional offers will be available to customers until the end of January 2019. Customers can purchase any of these bundles from the Cell C Mobile App, customer portal (on www.cellc.co.za), by dialling *147# and through vouchers at selected retailers and banking channels. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Grande Provence, the landmark heritage wine estate in Franschhoek, has excelled at the 2018 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards securing a Double Gold and Gold medal for two of its wines. The Double Gold medal, which is only awarded to 10% of the entrants, was garnered by the flagship blend, The Grande Provence White 2016. British Master of Wine, Tim Atkin also lauded this wine in his highly regarded South Africa 2018 Special Report, awarding it a score of 91/100. The Michelangelo Gold medallist is the acclaimed Grande Provence Chenin Blanc 2017. This relative newcomer to Grande Provence already made its mark in the medals stakes earlier this year clinching Gold at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. The two Grande Provence winners were among the record number of 2 225 wines, the biggest line-up ever since the Michelangelo competition’s inception 22 years ago. The Michelangelo awards differentiates itself from other wine competitions by inviting predominantly international experts to judge the wines. The judging panel comprises British Masters of Wine, sommeliers, wine and spirits producers, educators and influential journalists from Europe, the Far East and the Americas. The Grande Provence White 2016 is a rich, full bodied Franschhoek blend of mostly Chenin Blanc from a 33 year old vineyard, Viognier and Chardonnay. Tim Atkin MW describes the wine as an “impressive blend” that is “musky, aromatic and stylistically oaked, with layers of wax, pear and apricot”. The wine will be released towards the end of the year at a cellar door price of R410. The Grande Provence Chenin Blanc 2017 is crafted in a vibrant, fruit driven style. This wine captures the classic characteristics and purity of Chenin Blanc in a manner that is accessible, yet complex. It is available at a cellar door price of R95 per bottle. All Grande Provence wines can be purchased online at www.grandeprovence.co.za. Purchases of Grande Provence wines of 12 bottles or more . . .
In one of the most competitive line-ups in the 22 year history of the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirts Awards, De Grendel walked away with pride winning the African Cellar Suppliers Pinot Noir Trophy with their Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2015 as well as 3 double gold medals. Double Gold medals were awarded to the De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2017 and 2013 as well as the De Grendel Loyalty Club-exclusive Elim Shiraz 2016. The De Grendel Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2015 is nourished by the unique terroir of the Graaff family farm in the Witzenberg Mountains in Ceres. At an altitude of 960 meters above sea level, winter snowfalls often cover the vineyards which facilitates gradual ripening for a concentrated, elegant and terroir driven wine. Bright cherry red in colour, the Op Die Berg Pinot Noir has perfumed dried rose petals on the nose followed by luscious red cherry, raspberry and blueberry aromas underscored by nuances of clove and earthy fynbos. An entry of tart cranberry and black plum on the palate is emboldened by fruity pomegranate tannins before finishing with soft, velvety elegance. The Op Die Berg Pinot Noir pairs well with a wide range of food including chicken, veal, richer venison, lamb and ever spicier curried dishes. “We are incredibly proud to have received a trophy for our De Grendel Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2015 as well as 3 double gold medals from the Michelangelo Awards this year,” says Charles Hopkins, winemaker at De Grendel. “Our Pinot Noir is made with grapes coming from the unique Witzenberg Mountains, 960 meters above sea level. Due to the chemical composition, Pinot Noir is initially very closed and only opens up to its true potential only after 3 to 4 years.” Grapes for the De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc are picked riper and received longer skin contact than normal resulting in a Sauvignon Blanc that leans more towards a fuller and richer style with intense hints of minerality, gooseberries and green pepper on . . .
Two gold strikes for Overhex at Michelangelo International Awards: Overhex Wines International have won two gold medals for wines across diverse price points at the 2018 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards. The two gold medallists are the palate friendly Balance Winemaker’s Selection Merlot 2017 and the more robust Survivor Cabernet Sauvignon 2017. The wines stood out in a record line-up of 2 225 wines, the most wines ever judged since the Michelangelo competition’s inception 22 years ago. The Michelangelo awards sets itself apart from other wine competitions with a panel of judges comprising predominantly international experts including British Masters of Wine, sommeliers, wine and spirits producers, educators and influential journalists from Europe, the Far East and the Americas. “We are delighted that our wines were so well received by these seasoned international wine commentators. It is once again an indicator of our success as a premium wine company that focuses on quality across all price points,” says Gerhard van der Wath, owner and chairman of Overhex Wines International, one of South Africa’s fastest growing wine exporters. The Survivor Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, one of the standout wines in the Survivor range made exclusively from site specific Swartland vineyards, is fruit driven with luscious chocolate mingling with savoury touches and a hint of vanilla. The wine spent 18 months maturing in predominantly second fill French Oak barrels and has a cellar door price of R161. One of the gems in the more jovial yet quality driven Balance range, Balance Winemaker’s Selection Merlot 2017 is an elegant wine with aromatics of black cherries and currants, finishing with a subtle, spicy finish. Balance is the easy drinking Overhex range and the Merlot has a cellar door price tag of R67. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Mensa wins Gold at Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards in London Mensa, South Africa’s first wine supported by an augmented reality app, has been lauded on the international stage with a Gold medal at the 2018 Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards (WWSA) in London. The award winning Mensa Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2018 is part of the new Mensa range just launched by Overhex Wines International, taking storytelling and consumer engagement to the next level through digital innovation. The WWSA is considered the world’s most important wine & spirits competition judged by women with the judging panel comprising 100 of the most influential female wine buyers around the globe. The organisers maintain that women purchase 80% of all wine and should therefore be the prime target for smart wine marketing. “Launched as the ultimate book club wine supported by cutting edge digital technology, Mensa certainly ticks this box. This seal of approval by the most influential wine buyers in the world is all the proof we need that we are on the right track with our new Mensa range,” says Gerhard van der Wath, owner and chairman of Overhex Wines International. The Mensa label on the bottle comes to life as a book revealing the full story of the wine when scanned using the Mensa Wine App on a smartphone. Mensa also sports the convenient Amorim Helix closure that can be twisted open and resealed by hand. Mensa wines are available countrywide and can be purchased online or at the Overhex Winery & Bistro outside Worcester. The gold medallist, Mensa Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2018, sells at the cellar door at R75 per bottle. For more information visit www.mensawines.com, or follow MensaWine on Facebook and Instagram, and @mensa_wine on Twitter. Over 1 000 wines from 38 countries around the world participated in the 2018 WWSA. For the full results visit: https://wineawards.org/wwsa-2018-results/ More about Overhex Wines International Since entering the international wine . . .
Engen has partnered with Krispy Kreme, offering fresh doughnuts on-the-go, to satisfy customer’s sweet cravings 24/7. Rolling out from mid-September until November, Engen customers will be able to share delicious tastes and create joyful memories at 11 select Engen service stations in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. Engen customers can enjoy their fresh doughnut fix at the same price as standalone Krispy Kreme shops. Seelan Naidoo, Engen General Manager: Retail says Engen is very excited to partner with a signature international brand like Krispy Kreme. “We continue to focus on invigorating the Engen brand and remaining an attractive stop-over for our customers. As a brand, it is important for us to focus on the rollout of signature convenience offerings – such us Krispy Kreme - across our network, which includes partnering with innovative brands.” CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Overhex Wines International, the Worcester based wine industry trail blazer, has made a clean sweep with awards across its premium wines including two gold medals in the 2018/19 Ultra Value Wine Challenge. Top of the pops in the gold medal stakes are the suave Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 from the innovative new Mensa range, and the jovial and fruity Balance Classic Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2018. Now in its 4th year, the Ultra Value Wine Challenge judges wines according their value proposition taking quality and price into consideration. The objective is to provide wine lovers with a fine tuned selection of wines that have passed the competition’s stringent value for money test. “We are delighted to have been awarded no less than 10 accolades this year. It is once again an indicator of our success as a premium wine company that focuses on quality across all price points,” says Gerhard van der Wath, owner and chairman of Overhex Wines International. Their newest innovation, Mensa, has just been released as the first South African wine supported by an augmented reality app, taking consumer engagement to the next level. When scanned using the Mensa Wine App on a smartphone, the label comes to life as a book revealing the full story of the wine. Launched as the ultimate book club wine, Mensa also sports the convenient Amorim Helix closure that can be twisted open and resealed by hand. Balance, the easy drinking Overhex range, resonates with life’s lighter moments offering a wide selection of wines for every taste. Mensa and Balance wines are available countrywide and can be purchased online or at the Overhex Winery & Bistro outside Worcester. The Mensa Cabernet Sauvignon sells at a cellar door at R85 per bottle while the price of the Balance Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon is R47. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Avoid unattractive bra lines and wardrobe malfunctions with these top 3 must-have Satin Candy bras’ that don’t compromise on comfort. 1) The T-shirt Bra: There is nothing as beautiful as the soft lace of a gorgeous bra but sometimes there are just certain outfits that require something slightly more discreet. Seeing the texture of a lacy bra under a t-shirt can be unpleasant as a panty line under tight jeans. That’s why the t-shirt bra exists. Its silhouette is specifically designed to look good under your clothes, giving the bust a smooth shape whether you’re wearing a tank top or a silky blouse. The best part? Satin Candy stocks t-shirt bras that are specifically designed for comfort. It feels almost as if you have no bra on. However, the lift of the bra is secure enough to know that you do. When to replace it: once a year. 2) The Sports Bra: A common mistake that most women make is all to evident when they say: “I’m not physically active or into sports, therefore I don’t need a sports bra.” Experts recommend that every woman should own one even if they aren’t physically active. Here’s why: You can put one on even while lounging at home, doing chores, or running errands. They also don't leave skin marks. They provide great support and can reduce long-term sagging. Satin Candy’s’ Anita bra fuses high-function details like no other sports bra - complete stability supported by the X-shaped back which produces a “less bounce “effect “while still being easy to wear and comfortable thanks to its ‘easy on and off’ features. When to replace it: Depending on level of activity - 6months to a year. 3) The Sexy Bra: Every woman needs to own a ‘feel good’ bra, even if no one will see it! If you're feeling blue or less-than-feminine, there is no better way to lift your spirits and make you feel great about yourself than putting on a sexy bra. It helps you feel good from the inside out. It’s an essential, and by the way, men love them, especially in black! When to . . .
GLAD Brings You Food for Thought on World Food Day 2018 Being the face of “Saving Good Food from Going Bad”, GLAD is highlighting the importance of World Food Day on the 16th of October 2018. In South Africa, approximately one third of the food produced annually (approximately 31 million tonnes) gets wasted. The energy wasted every year in South Africa to produce food that is not eaten, is estimated as enough to power the City of Johannesburg for roughly 16 weeks, according to the WWF. The economic and environmental cost of food waste is a hot topic globally. So, what can you do? Use GLAD to store and protect your food, to increase its lifespan, as spoilage, at home, mostly occurs due to improper storage and lack of visibility in the fridge and cupboards. • Cover bowls of food with GLAD Cling Wrap to prevent the food from drying out and then ultimately being thrown away. • Leftover cooked meat, from dinner, can be wrapped in GLAD Cling Wrap, refrigerated, and then used for sandwiches for lunch the next day. • Puree extra vegetables and pour into GLAD Ice Cube Bags – use the puree to add flavour to your meals. • Veggies that have been opened can be put into GLAD Multi-Fresh Food Bags to keep them fresher for longer. • For meal planning, label the GLAD Zip Seal Bags with the date to ensure you use it before it expires or pop them in the freezer and defrost when necessary. • Remember, eat what spoils first and get creative with leftovers. For GLAD, every bite counts, and we’d like to invite you to join us in being more aware this World Food Day (and beyond), and spread the word on ‘saving good food, from going bad’. All GLAD products are made for your convenience with the purpose of keeping your food fresh for longer. GLAD – Saving good food. From going bad. Please visit www.glad.co.za for more information and follow ‘GLAD SOUTH AFRICA’ on Facebook; Available in the GLAD aisle of most supermarkets Website : glad.co.za Facebook : . . .