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Survivor gold rush at International Wine competition

Survivor gold rush at International Wine competition
Survivor, the free spirited Swartland wine range, has triumphed at the 2019 MUNDUS VINI Spring Tasting in Germany with gold medals for two of its red wines.

The gold medallists are Survivor Pinotage 2017 and Survivor Wild Yeast Syrah 2017, the brand new addition to the trusty Survivor fold.

Both wines were among the award winners showcased this week at ProWein in Düsseldorf, the world’s largest trade fair for wine and spirits. MUNDUS VINI, founded 18 years ago by the publishing company Meininger Verlag, is Germany’s leading wine competition. The judging panel for the 2019 Spring Tasting comprised 260 wine experts from 50 countries who assessed 7 200 wines over six days from 156 wine-growing regions across the globe.

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Blistex launches new Conditioning Lip Serum innovation

Blistex launches new Conditioning Lip Serum innovation
Blistex, America’s leading lip care range, has launched an ultra-conditioning Lip Serum innovation, bringing you closer to your best lips one drop at a time.

Blistex Conditioning Lip Serum is on trend as the ultimate approach to restoring and maintaining super-hydrated and conditioned lips. Driving lip care innovation, this advanced lip serum comes with a unique dose control pump dispenser that releases just the right amount of concentrated serum for optimal effectiveness.

Based on extensive research, the lip serum answers the growing demand for therapeutic lip care formulas that can penetrate and deliver concentrated nutrients beyond the outer layer of the skin. Just a drop is all that is required for soft, healthy lips.

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Winter Heartland Escape at Grande Provence in Franschhoek

Winter Heartland Escape at Grande Provence in Franschhoek
Banish the winter blues and make Grande Provence in picturesque Franschhoek your ultimate winelands destination. Their nurturing Heartland accommodation packages are tailor-made for a blissful winter escape at this landmark Heritage Wine Estate.

The Heartland packages at both The Owner’s Cottage and La Provençale offer wonderful winter value with welcoming and attentive staff at this 17th century wine estate. The Owner’s Cottage exudes period grandeur and contemporary luxury. The beautifully appointed private cottage comprises four rooms, a deluxe suite, lounge and conservatory leading out to the soothing pool area set in a country garden.

At La Provençale exclusive use guests are accommodated in style with two en suite bedroom...

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Balance launches exciting new online game in support of elephant conservation

Balance launches exciting new online game in support of elephant conservation
Balance, the quirky range of everyday wines synonymous with life’s lighter moments, has released an exciting new online game that has perfected the fine balancing act of having loads of fun while caring for the environment.

By helping Hank the elephant balance his way on a unicycle back to his ancestral desert home, players stand a chance to win Balance Bucks, redeemable when purchasing wine at the Balance online store. Balance Bucks can be redeemed after each stage of the game. For Balance Bucks redeemed after completing the final stage of the game, a donation will be made on your behalf in support of the Elephant Human Relations Aid (EHRA) PEACE project...

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Roodeberg goes the distance at 10 Year Old Wine Awards

Roodeberg goes the distance at 10 Year Old Wine Awards
Roodeberg, the legendary South African red blend celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, has stood out in fine company as a brand with staying power in the 10 Year Old Wine Awards 2019.

Achieving the second highest score of 92/100, the 2009 Roodeberg was ranked third in an impressive line-up of nine wines that broke the venerable 90 point barrier in the red blend category.

A record number of 92 entries from 42 producers participated in the competition, held annually under the Winemag.co.za banner to showcase age-worthy South African wines. All the entries this year hailed from the 2009 vintage, generally held as one of the best in living memory.

Roodeberg’s achievement is the latest feather in the cap of this signature red blend th...

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TOKARA excels for 3rd consecutive year at 10 Year Old Wine Awards

TOKARA excels for 3rd consecutive year at 10 Year Old Wine Awards
TOKARA, the acclaimed family owned Stellenbosch wine estate, has excelled as a top preforming cellar at the 10 Year Old Wine Awards 2019 for the third consecutive year.

Showing its prowess as a world class producer of red and white wines of remarkable ageability and consistency, TOKARA was ranked second highest performer overall with 90 points or more awarded to all five of its wines entered in the competition this year. Tokara had the highest scoring Chardonnay, White Blend and joint-highest Red Blend with all three category winners scoring 93 on the 100-point scale.

The competition, held annually under the Winemag.co...

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Easter picnic fun for the family at Grande Provence

Easter picnic fun for the family at Grande Provence
Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019, 12h00 – 16h00

Hop on over and celebrate Easter Sunday in the Franschhoek winelands at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate. Enjoy a family picnic complete with an Easter egg hunt for the little ones, live music, and a wide variety of delicious treats.

Besides the traditional Easter egg hunt, children will be entertained with decorating a giant Easter egg, face painting, a jumping castle and a variety of lawn games. Adults can look forward to a laid back afternoon with fine Grande Provence wines and an Easter food basket filled to the brim.

The Grande Provence Easter Picnic starts at 12h00 and ends at 16h00...

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Constantia Glen – A timeless vision

Constantia Glen – A timeless vision
The evocative journey spanning over 140 years of Constantia Glen, a jewel in the crown of South Africa’s oldest wine region, has been chronicled in a beautiful coffee table book.

Constantia Glen – A timeless vision captures the life and times of this boutique wine estate through its turbulent early history and eventual transformation from forest land into one of the Cape’s premier family owned wine estates.

Carefully researched and written by author Clare O’Donoghue with compelling photographs by Craig Fraser, the book is a celebration of Constantia Glen’s prowess...

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Steenberg revitalises Cape Town Cycle Tour participants

Steenberg revitalises Cape Town Cycle Tour participants
Take a moment’s respite from your intensive Cape Town Cycle Tour programme and revitalise mind and body with Steenberg’s rejuvenating Cycle Tour Package in the tranquil Constantia wine valley, just 30 minutes from the city centre.

Tailor-made for cyclists and their supporters, the Cycle Tour Package is an excellent opportunity for global visitors and locals to discover Steenberg. The package comprises a choice of intensive and soothing one hour massages enhanced by the serenity of the Steenberg Spa, a tapas taste adventure at the popular Bistro Sixteen82 and a classic wine tasting at the Steenberg Vineyards tasting lounge.

Cyclists can choose between the deep tissue massage that targets stiff and tired muscles, or the magnesium th...

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Constantia Glen goes green with delicious new Vegan Flammkuchen

Constantia Glen goes green with delicious new Vegan Flammkuchen
Constantia Glen welcomes vegans with a brand new edition to the popular crispy Flammkuchen selection at the tasting room.

The vegan Flammkuchen is topped with cheese-free basil pesto, grilled peppers, mushrooms, artichokes, olives and capers with a drizzle of truffle oil. Vegetarians who prefer cheese on their Flammkuchen can replace the artichokes with goat’s cheese. For a more substantial meal, tuck into a crisp summer salad with your Flammkuchen.

Flammkuchen is a thin, crisp base layered with a variety of toppings.

The vegan Flammkuchen is available at R170 and is best enjoyed with a bottle of Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc.

Constantia Glen is open from Sunday to Thursday from 10h00 until 18h00 and on Fridays to Saturday...

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