Experience Steenberg’s unique offering exclusively this International Sauvignon Blanc Day - Friday, 3 May to Sunday, 5 May 2019 Discover the diversity of Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc from a youthful and vivacious bubbly to a trio of elegant wines of great complexity, all individual expressions of Steenberg’s unique terroir and sense of place in the Constantia wine valley. For International Sauvignon Blanc Day on Friday, 3 May, Steenberg Vineyards will be dedicating the entire weekend to their signature grape variety. Visitors to the wine tasting room will have the opportunity to sample the full flight of four different Steenberg Sauvignon Blancs as well as a special Reserve 2011. After enlivening the palate with fashion forward Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc, the tasting develops into tasting four still wines, each a unique interpretation of the Steenberg terroir. Composed of different vineyards sites, the vibrant and fresh Estate Sauvignon Blanc is considered a true representation of Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc. Its striking bright acidy and mineral core with lime blossom and green apple notes make it quintessentially Steenberg. On the other side of the spectrum is the beautifully textured, lightly wooded Rattlesnake Sauvignon Blanc. Fermented in French oak and concrete egg-shaped barrels, this nuanced wine has a rich and creamy mouthfeel that is both comforting and expressive of its cool climate origins. Completing the trio is The Black Swan, Steenberg’s award winning flagship Sauvignon Blanc. A blend of the top two Sauvignon Blanc vineyards on Steenberg farm, the wine is an expression of the best fruit of the vintage. Specially released from the Steenberg vinoteque, the single vineyard 2011 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc brings the tasting to a sublime close, showcasing the remarkable ageability of these wines. Steenberg’s distinctive terroir on the foothills of Steenberg Mountain can be attributed to the synergy between the cool prevailing . . .
Fitch & Leedes goes BIG with new 750ml glass collection: Fitch & Leedes, the superb range of authentic mixers preferred by premium distillers, has launched a new 750ml glass collection perfect for stylish drinks on the patio with friends. With the convenient 750ml bottle, bigger is most definitely better. Because the larger glass bottles take up less room in your fridge than the conventional cans, you can have a selection of your favourite mixers at the ready when cocktail hour strikes. The 750ml collection is available in all the popular Fitch & Leedes flavours: Indian Tonic, Pink Tonic, Club Soda, Bitter Lemon, Lemonade and new Cheeky Cranberry. Enjoy these mixers on their own, with your favourite gin, vodka, rum or whisky or make a beautifully garnished virgin cocktail with fruit juice. The Fitch & Leedes 750ml collection is available at all leading retailers countrywide and is great value at around R34 - R37 per bottle to help you stretch your drinks budget a little further. Priding itself as the understudy to the master distiller, Fitch & Leedes understands the time and effort put into distilling a premium spirit. These mixers are made for the utmost purity in terms of quality and taste. For more information visit www.fitchleedes.co.za, or follow all the action on @FitchLeedes on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Roodeberg releases collector’s 70th anniversary gift tube - Celebrate 70 years of South Africa’s legendary red blend with a stylish Roodeberg gift tube devotees of this beloved wine will want to add to their collection. Available exclusively at Pick n Pay stores, it’s the perfect gift to bring along to a get-together with friends and family over the Easter Weekend. Roodeberg is a true South African original that has stood the test of time, bringing friends together the world over since 1949. This signature red is the heart and soul of memorable moments having evolved from the master’s original blend to an accessible, contemporary classic in step with ever changing tastes and lifestyles. Launched in 1949, Roodeberg is the brainchild of Dr Charles Niehaus, a legendary pioneer of the South African wine industry. Although it was not readily available in the local market until 2004, Roodeberg has always enjoyed iconic status in the hearts and minds of South Africans. For many Roodeberg conjures up fond memories of people, places and occasions, and of sharing special moments. Roodeberg Red is available in the complimentary commemorative tube at selected Pick n Pay stores countrywide while stocks last. Catch all the action of Roodeberg’s 70th anniversary year by joining the Roodeberg community on Facebook or follow @Roodeberg_Wine on Instagram and Twitter. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Liquid gold flows from TOKARA’s olive groves Harvest season knows no bounds at TOKARA, the family owned wine and olive estate on the crest of the Helshoogte pass outside Stellenbosch. Just as the grape harvest comes to an end, it’s time to gather the bounty of the rows of thriving olive groves on the rolling foothills of the Simonsberg. Acclaimed for its award winning wines, TOKARA also enjoys recognition as one of South Africa’s top producers of world-class extra virgin olive oil. The olive harvest, stretching from mid-March well into June, is a busy time for olive oil master and operations manager, Gert van Dyk, who gently extracts the liquid gold from the diverse selection of olive varieties as they begin to ripen one after the other. For van Dyk who joined Tokara in 2014 with more than a decade’s experience in the production of olive oil under his belt, it’s all about capturing the goodness of the fresh olive in the bottle, a task he pursues with vigour and passion: “A good oil is made on the tree, and at TOKARA I’m lucky enough to be hands on from the olive groves right through to the final pressing stage.” Under his watch, the hand-picked olives are pressed within 24 hours of being harvested to safeguard their unique flavour profiles. TOKARA’S olive oil journey began in 2000 when co-founder Anne-Marie Ferreira decided to produce single variety oils that would set them apart from the handful of South African olive oil producers at the time. TOKARA focuses primarily on Tuscan varieties, each selected for a distinctive character and flavour profile. Tokara produces fine examples of the taste spectrum of pure extra virgin olive oil – from mild to the more robust. Four cold pressed extra virgin olive oils – two single variety oils: the delicately flavoured Mission and the full-flavoured and spicy Frantoio, as well as two more intense multi-varietal blends make up the collection. Frantoio, the most important olive variety in Italy, is the . . .
TOKARA toasts autumn with a new vibrant Chardonnay vintage TOKARA’s vibrant new Chardonnay vintage just released by this family owned Stellenbosch wine estate, is a perfect autumn companion as the cooler weather begins to waft in. TOKARA Chardonnay 2017 holds great appeal with its bone dry, yet fresh citrus character and creamy texture. The winery enjoys a formidable reputation as a producer of fine Chardonnay, a classic and much revered Burgundian variety that has found a home at TOKARA. “There are glimpses of the creamy oatmeal, fine saline acidity and yellow fruits that characterise the French examples with our own influences of minerality and exuberance inherent in Stellenbosch Chardonnays,” says Karl Lambour, TOKARA General Manager. Chardonnay occupies a special place at TOKARA with plantings situated mid slope on ancient decomposed granitic soils. “These cooler sites afford our winemaker fragrant and perfumed grapes from which to craft our premium and reserve wines that offer discreet use of oak, immense complexity but most of all, sumptuous enjoyment,” adds Lambour, Expect aromas of ripe quince and orange blossom to spring from your glass with underlying notes of fresh ginger and a hint of toasted almonds. The palate comes alive with fresh clementine, grapefruit and subtle notes of ginger spice. The mouthfeel is creamy and textured from ageing on the lees in predominantly older oak barrels, yet the wine finishes bone dry ending with lingering, lightly toasted almonds. It’s a slam dunk with fish and chicken and always a winner as an aperitif. Be sure to raise a glass of the new TOKARA vintage on International Chardonnay Day on 23 May and embrace the cooler autumn weather. TOKARA Chardonnay 2017 has a cellar door price of R100 per bottle and is available at leading stores countrywide. For more information or online wine purchases, visit www.tokara.com. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Twist your way to Portugal with Mensa wines. Mensa the innovative range of wines with an unexpected twist, is giving wine lovers the chance to win a trip to Portugal in association with Helix Cork. Launched last year as the first South African wine supported by an augmented reality app taking storytelling to the next level, Mensa wines are sealed with the ground breaking Helix cork closure that allows you to twist open and reseal the wine by hand. Available exclusively with Mensa wine purchases at Checkers stores and liquor shops, the competition gives one lucky shopper the opportunity to explore the land of cork on a 5-night visit to Portugal for two. To qualify, you need to purchase two bottles of Mensa Cabernet Sauvignon between 15 April and 5 May 2019 and follow the instructions on your till slip. Remember to keep your till slip as proof of purchase. The prize includes two nights in Lisbon to explore this beautiful historic sea port harking back to the intrepid mariners who circumvented the Cape in their tall ships. Other exciting places to visit include a night in Evora, the capital of Portugal’s Alentejo region famous for its ancient Roman temple, followed by two nights in Porto, the centre of Port wine. A visit to two Port producers, a cork forest to watch the cork harvest and a ride in a hot air balloon are also on the itinerary. Mensa is one of the first wines sealed with the ultra-convenient Helix cork closure. Just pull – twist – pour and your Mensa wine is ready to drink. The easy twist Helix cork lets you enjoy all the benefits of cork and glass, namely quality and sustainability, with the resealable convenience of a screw cap. Mensa Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied red teeming with dark Chocolate and blackberries. The two white wines in the range crafted for everyday enjoyment are a refreshing Sauvignon Blanc with citrus and tropical notes, and a delicious Chardonnay Pinot Noir with a vibrant citrus and red berry character. For . . .
Cheerful Chateau Del Rei bubbly in a can debuts at Cheese Festival. Fri 26 - Sun 28 April 2019, Sandringham Estate, Stellenbosch, 10h00-18h00 Discover new Chateau Del Rei sparkling wine in a can and turn the 18th annual South African Cheese Festival at Sandringham Estate near Stellenbosch into an instant celebration over the weekend of 26 – 28 April 2019. Fruity, vibrant and delicately sweet, Chateau Del Rei is a truly indulgent combination with soft cheeses such as Brie, Camembert and Ricotta. Made primarily of Chenin Blanc grapes with just a dash of Muscat, new Chateau Del Rei is a naturally sweet, fruity bubbly with loads of panache. The stylish can and low alcohol content of only 7%, make Chateau Del Rei the perfect outdoor bubbly. Look out for this vibrant sparkler in a can at the upcoming Cheese Festival. Tickets are available from www.computicket.com. Visit http://www.cheesefestival.co.za/ for more event information. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
In a world that is getting progressively smarter and better, making healthier food choices should be a no-brainer. FUTURELIFE® Smart Food™ is the smart choice for South African families who want to live happier and healthier lives, today and in the future. FUTURELIFE® Smart food™ is the result of a collaboration by a multi-disciplinary team of food scientists, doctors and dieticians to develop a product that offers complete nutrition. It provides an internationally recommended blend of energy from carbohydrates, proteins and fats as well as 21 vitamins and minerals delivering 50% of one’s daily requirements for all vitamins and most minerals. It also contains additional functional ingredients including fibre, inulin (prebiotic) and MODUCARE®, a daily immune supplement with internationally published clinical trials. Now is the time for South African families to reconsider their breakfast choice, join the Smart Nutrition revolution and upgrade their breakfast cereal to FUTURELIFE®, the smart breakfast choice. “We challenge South African families to change the way they see their breakfast cereal and to make the smart choice by choosing FUTURELIFE® which promises Smart Nutrition for Life.” says Karyn Hamilton, FUTURELIFE® Brand Manager. #SmartNutrition #ChallengeAccepted #ChangetoFuturelife. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Decks built around pools or patios to beautify living spaces are very popular home improvements in South Africa and these are technically regulated by South African National Standards relating to flooring. However, such constructions and the building materials used are seldom checked over by a relevant authority, which is a major cause for concern given the possibly fatal risks associated with non-compliant materials. SANS10400-J is the set of regulations applying to flooring in South Africa. Although these standards have recently been improved to ensure that flooring must be able to support its own weight as well as any load to which it may be subjected, as well as being either fire-retardant or non-combustible, assessment of installations and materials used by a local authority is often dispensed with. Modern decks are seldom pure wood any more – composite materials and modified timber products can outperform wood and the market for these new-age products has expanded rapidly. But the South African building regulations have not kept pace with technological developments and the gap has allowed unscrupulous manufacturers and installers to flourish as most deck structures are being built without building instructor approval. The result is twofold: manufacturers and installers of inferior products can avoid meeting any safety or durability standards, and when a deck fails it is up to the homeowner to take action against the installer. This is a complicated and difficult way to remedy the situation, compounded by the fleeting business operations of many of the manufacturers and installers of inferior decking products. In most developed countries it is simply impossible to get away with fitting a non-compliant product. Bush fires in Australia and the Grenfell Tower disaster in the UK in 2017 are examples of ways that catastrophic events can cause updates and improvements in compliance regulations around the world, where other markets take these updates as . . .
Col’Cacchio has partnered with UberEasts this week for an exclusive buy one get one free deal. Order any Classic or Gourmet pizza from Col'Cacchio to receive a free Margherita pizza. This exciting offer is available at stores listed on the UberEats app and will run for 4 days, from 8 to 11 April 2019. Make sure you order from the "Buy One, Get a Free Margherita" menu and select the 'Free Margherita' option with every pizza you order in order to receive your FREE Margherita pizza Col’Cacchio offers a wide variety of classic and gourmet pizza options. Whether you’re looking for something traditional like their Salame Piccante pizza or something more exciting like their spicy seafood inspired Inferno pizza, or for vegan, vegetarian and carb- conscious options - you’re bound to find a pizza that will satisfy your palate. Head over to the UberEats app to take advantage of this amazing pizza special. Don’t have UberEats? Download the app here: https://goo.gl/xziv8d T&C’s apply. Offer exclusive to UberEats and will be available from 8 to 11 April 2019 in selected areas where UberEats operate. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .