TOKARA triumphs at 2018 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 TOKARA’s triumph at the 2018 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 with its Reserve Collection Elgin 2018 joining this venerable lineup, is a feather in the cap of new winemaker Stuart Botha. TOKARA made the Top 10 cut out of 176 entries in this annual Sauvignon Blanc competition. Being recognised as one of South Africa’s leading producers in one of the most contested wine categories, bodes well for the future of TOKARA Sauvignon Blanc at this esteemed family owned Stellenbosch wine estate. The award winning TOKARA Reserve Collection Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2018 stems from TOKARA’s Highlands farm in Elgin, an area producing some of the best cool climate renditions of this variety, with fresh acidity and purity of fruit in perfect balance. This 100% Sauvignon blanc entices with inviting aromas of granadilla, gooseberries, lemon grass and hints of freshly cut grass. Only free run juice from the best blocks is used and a small component (13%) is fermented and matured for five months in old, large format barrels. “There is an amazing freshness as the wine enters the palate, with clean citrus flavours leading to a creamy mid-palate and a lingering crisp finish. This Sauvignon blanc shows remarkable ageability and will evolve with correct cellaring over the next few years,” says Botha of his soon to be released maiden vintage. For more information visit www.tokara.com. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
At the SPAR Eastern Cape Wheelchair Wednesday handover at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Port Elizabeth yesterday were Spar EC sponsorship and events manager Alan Stapleton, Spar EC sponsorships assistant Debadene Baatjies, Nelson Mandela Bay MMC constituency services Itumeleng Ranyele, Nelson Mandela Bay deputy mayor Thsonono Buyeye, Association for Persons with Physical Disabilities chief executive Brian Bezuidenhout and wheelchair recipients Elizabeth Shadrach and Sitshaba Maqasha. The Wheelchair Wednesday campaign, sponsored by SPAR Eastern Cape, continues to make a massive impact within the physically disabled community, with 180 wheelchairs being handed over this year. Run each year in Nelson Mandela Bay by the Association for Persons with Physical Disabilities (APD), the project takes place each Wednesday in August when community and business leaders are invited to spend four hours in a wheelchair. For the first time this year a school became involved when Collegiate schoolgirls joined the project, creating the hope that more young members of the community will be part of the exercise in 2019. The campaign is aimed at raising awareness about the challenges those with mobility difficulties face in society, as well as generating funds to purchase wheelchairs and to support the APD's Work Centres for those with disabilities. APD chief executive Brian Bezuidenhout said they were thrilled to receive support for a second year from Network of Caring, who donated funds to purchase the wheelchairs. It all came to fruition at a function at the Nelson Mandela Stadium yesterday when a total of 150 wheelchairs were donated to those in need, while a further 30 will be handed over at Jeffreys Bay on October 25. "We were also able to raise funds totalling just over R460 000 for the APD Work Centres," said Bezuidenhout. He added that after seven years they had handed over more than 800 wheelchairs. "We have donated 818 wheelchairs during this period, . . .
KLEINE ZALZE WINE ESTATE made history following its resounding success at the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards. For the first time in the event's 22-year history, its esteemed panel of judges awarded not one, but two trophies to the same wine - a 98 point wine produced by the esteemed Kleine Zalze wine estate. In what organisers describe as "one of [the event's] most competitive line-ups" ever, the Stellenbosch producer's Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Shiraz 2015 received the Grand Prix Wine Trophy – the show's top accolade – as well as the SA Airlink Trophy for Best Shiraz. At the hands of the Kleine Zalze team, Shiraz has repeatedly shone. In the same competition last year, it was the Vineyard Selection Shiraz that stood out, taking Double Gold. The Family Reserve Shiraz 2015 also recently received gold medals at the 2018 International Wine & Spirit Competition and 2018 Mundus Vini Summer Tasting. In addition to the trophies at the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards this year, Kleine Zalze received Gold for its Brut MCC, Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon in a field comprising a record 2 255 wine-and-spirit entries this year. Michelangelo is the largest competition of its kind on the continent and its wine assessments, among the most trusted. Significantly, most of the judging panel comprises international experts and this year included 30 specialists from 16 nationalities. Apart from its award-winning wines, the estate is famous for a variety of attractions, including the critically acclaimed Terroir gourmet restaurant of Chef Michael Broughton; breath-taking hiking and cycling routes; the world-renowned De Zalze golf course; and, a luxurious four-star Cape Dutch-style lodge. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The excellence of Alto wines was re-affirmed in dramatic fashion at the illustrious Veritas Awards on Saturday when every wine entered by the renowned Stellenbosch winery was singled out for a medal, including two Golds. Gold medals went to the Alto Signature Red Blend 2015 and Alto Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – two of only 15% awarded to contenders. As the longest running and biggest competition in South Africa, Veritas has earned its reputation as one of South Africa’s most authoritative and credible competitions for market-ready wines. Wines are tasted blind by panels that consist of local and international experts. The winners were announced at a black-tie gala dinner attended by some 700 industry and VIP guests, and hosted at the CTICC in Cape Town. The Veritas judges awarded Silver medals to the Alto Shiraz 2016, Fine Old Vintage 2012 and Bronze to the Alto Rouge 2016, confirming their achievements at many other recent prestigious competitions. Among them, the Alto Cabernet Sauvignon and Alto Rouge were awarded Gold at the most recent Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards. Award-winning British journalist and Master of Wine Tim Atkin's authoritative annual report on South African wines, released just last month, singled out almost every single wine in the Alto portfolio for a rating score of 90+. He awarded the Alto Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 with 93 points; Alto MPHS 2013, 94; Alto Rouge 2016, 90; and, Alto Signature Red Blend 2015, 94. In July at the 2018 Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards, the title of Best Cabernet Sauvignon overall was awarded to Alto for its 2014 vintage. Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards highlights the success with which a wine reflects its provenance - its soils, climate and aspect. The winery's glittering performance at Veritas once again adds to a legacy of excellence for which the estate is internationally famous. For more information about Alto and its wines, visit www.alto.co.za, email email@example.com, call 021 . . .
Becoming an actor/ actress in South Africa South African actress and model, Micharn Pollock, who has featured in international movies and TV programmes, gives aspiring actors and actresses in SA some advice on how to make it one of the toughest industries: 1. Take acting classes – part time workshops are also great if you’re unable to study full time. 2. Sign up to IMDb and keep it updated. 3. Have professional head-shots taken by a reputable head-shots photographer. 4. Audition as often as possible so that you become comfortable with the process. 5. Remember that rejection is part of the process so don’t let it crush your spirit! 6. Build your resume – short films and student films are a great start if you have no experience yet. 7. Practice daily to keep your skills sharp. 8. Make sure you can do both a British and American accent as many international productions filmed in South Africa require this. 9. Once you’re ready, get an agent. 10. Make sure that you feed your agent with new information about projects you’re involved with and new accents/training that you’ve done. For more info on Micharn and what she is up to you can follow her on: Facebook - @MicharnPollockActor Instagram - @MicharnPollock CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort is passionate about sharing its love of food with guests. The resort has recently introduced ‘Anantara’s Spice Spoons’, a cooking school designed to connect food lovers from around the world to Mozambique’s authentic flavours, spices and cooking techniques. Whether a newcomer to cookery who’s hoping to learn the basics or an aspiring chef looking for fresh ideas, Spice Spoons is the perfect place to take the next step on your culinary journey. A wide array of lessons includes fresh produce selection, skill enhancing techniques and masterclasses on perfecting everyday local dishes. Spice Spoons at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort affords rich destination dining, embracing bold flavours from Mozambique’s Portuguese heritage against the backdrop of vibrant African island life. Spice Spoons offers guests the opportunity to work with personal chefs, where culinary adventures start with learning how to choose fresh produce from the resort’s vegetable garden, and progress on to learning how to cook local Mozambican dishes using pre-arranged ingredients with step-by-step guidance from an expert chef. Flavour enthusiasts will also learn traditional cooking techniques, crafting authentic African recipes and sampling their creations during a chef-hosted meal. Spice Spoons cooking classes immerse guests in an authentic experience of local cuisine. One of the more popular dishes is the Prawn Matapa, a Mozambican dish prepared with peanuts and young cassava leaves, cooked in coconut milk with crab or shrimp. This century-old recipe has been passed down from generation to generation and is named after a once thriving African empire. The dish is a firm favourite among local communities who often add a mix of seafood ingredients to create their own unique versions. Hailing from Portuguese and Mozambican culture, piri-piri chicken is another popular pick. This iconic Mozambican dish is a succulent feast of chicken cooked with lemon, pepper, . . .
Terroir Restaurant, situated on the family owned Kleine Zalze Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, has further entrenched itself as one of the top eateries in South Africa by winning a coveted spot on the American Express list of the country’s top restaurants for 2018 and 2019. Now in its 20th year, the American Express Platinum Fine Dining Awards culminate in a definitive list that honours and rewards chefs and restaurants that are delivering the perfect culinary experience. The 2018 Cape Town awards ceremony took place on Monday 01 October at Embassy Hill in Constantia and Terroir took a deserved spot amongst SA’s most exceptional eateries. Terroir is no stranger to accolades, consistently appearing on the list of Top 10 Restaurants in South Africa. Last year Terroir was awarded One Plate status in the 2018 edition of the JHP Gourmet Guide™, acknowledging the restaurant’s “excellent cuisine”. With a string of national awards offered to the restaurant in its 14-year existence, a consistent 4.5 (out of 5) vote of excellence on Tripadvisor and a stream of loyal guests, is clear that Terroir is well deserving of its superb dining status. The picture perfect position under the oak trees at Kleine Zalze Estate sets a laidback tone as does the daily blackboard menu, peppered with perfectly sauced specialities that reflect Michael’s penchant for Euro-influenced dishes with a pared-down and local twist. Terroir opened in October 2004, and is now one of the most sought-after gourmet destinations in the Western Cape – having earned a reputation for outstanding and inventive cuisine and excellent service, with a menu that evolves with the seasons and with the inspiration and direction of Chef Michael Broughton, whose style of cooking is described as ‘deceptively simple’. Terroir is open for lunch from Tuesdays to Sundays from 12h00 – 14h30 and for dinner from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 18h30 – 21h00. Advance reservations are highly recommended. To book call 021 . . .
Woolworths’ TASTE magazine, published by New Media, has won a highly prestigious GOLD Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Award for Overall Editorial Excellence in Custom/Content Marketing. This year’s awards took place on Tuesday, 9 October in New York. TASTE also received three honourable mentions including one for its March 2018 issue in the Best Full Issue category. The title also received honourable mentions in the categories of Overall Design Excellence and Social Media/Community. “Being strategic partners with Woolworths gives us a fantastic opportunity to produce exceptional, relevant and beautiful content. For 20 years the awards have celebrated editorial and digital excellence in brand publishing and we are incredibly proud of the TASTE team and delighted that New Media’s brands and clients continue to be acknowledged on this international stage, alongside the top brands in the world,” says New Media’s Managing Director, Aileen Lamb. Says Woolworths’ Head of Foods Marketing Elizka Ferreira: “Woolworths TASTE magazine is an important part of the Woolworths customer journey and brand experience. The New Media team does an outstanding job in ensuring the magazine and its digital community offer extraordinary value to our readers and that the platforms are truly reflective of the Woolworths brand. I am thrilled that this publishing excellence has been acknowledged through these prestigious awards.” New Media has won 12 Eddie & Ozzie awards and honourable mentions for editorial and design online and in print since 2010. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
NEW BIC® Miss Soleil disposable shavers have been launched for first time teen shavers and young women It’s that time of the year again - spring! The blossoms are in bloom and the air is filled with the aroma of Jasmine and a myriad of other exotic natural perfumes. One automatically feels lighter and overwhelmingly excited with the anticipation of the forthcoming summer, and what it will bring. Teens and young women have packed away the winter woollies and out have come the swimsuits, miniskirts, shorts and tank tops – and the time has come for the summer pamper which includes the purchase of the special razor for that silky-smooth summer look. BIC® Shavers has introduced the new BIC® Miss Soleil disposable shavers to assist teens and young women to get the ‘Swag without the Drag’. “Shaving has traditionally been regarded as necessity, but a bit of a ‘drag’,” said Lillian Henderson, Marketing Director, Southern, East & Central Africa. “In our research we found that shaving is a woman’s least favourite beauty chore even though they love the way their legs feel afterward, soft, smooth and silky. At BIC® we understand this and our range of BIC® Soleil disposable shavers have been designed to meet the needs of woman shaving, this comes through it the ergonomic designed of our handles so no matter what your shaving style the BIC Soleil shaver handle is perfect for you” The new Miss Soleil shavers have been introduced in packs of four with consumers being encouraged to purchase the product and WhatsApp their till slips to a 0822553706 and stand a chance of winning 1 of 250 waterproof bathroom/shower speaker. “The younger consumers will specifically enjoy the speakers as music and shower/bath time go together!” said Henderson. The practise of shaving dates to ancient Roman times, with athletes using pumice stone to achieve a silky-smooth all over skin. In modern times shaving has become an everyday practise for women as hemlines have become . . .
Johannesburg; 11 October 2018; Freddy SA has opened its latest signature Art of Movement store in East Rand Mall. The store opened on Friday the 05th of October 2018 and is the second Freddy store based in the East Rand. For more than 30 years, the Freddy brand has been synonymous with sport and passion for movement, though is currently renowned at a global level for its fresh and creative range of clothing items in both the fashion and fitness arenas. Whether sport or fashion apparel, Freddy understands how to make you feel good about yourself with clothing that offers the perfect fit – and gives a confidence boost that won’t go unnoticed. Says Carmina van Rooyen, PR & Marketing Manager for Freddy SA; “Being able to offer our existing and potential customers more choice when it comes to physical stores is certainly a priority for us as a brand, as we continue to build our offering within the local market. We are proud to be able to open a second Freddy outlet in the East Rand. This Art of Movement store stocks the full Freddy range, including our recently launched Fall/Winter 2018 garments”. Patented technology, special seams, a silicone membrane and striking cuts ensure Freddy’s fashion WR.UP® trousers support and redesign the bottom, modelling, and holding in the buttocks and thighs - guaranteeing a perfect fit. Made in jersey, these trousers are available in different, trendy colours. The Freddy fit is tight, yet comfortable and perfect for everyday life. Furthermore, Freddy’s exercise apparel incorporates breathable D.I.W.O.® technical fabric (dry-in, wet-out), aimed to keep skin virtually dry at a constant temperature. Freddy East Rand is located in East Rand Mall, store: Shop 28, Bentel Ave, Boksburg North, Gauteng. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .