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Franschhoek Uncorked Festival in September

The famed Franschhoek Uncorked Festival, which takes place 27-28 September 2014, will feature wineries in and around the valley highlighting limited releases wines, new releases and wine specials. Look forward to cellar and vineyard tours, food and wine pairings, art exhibitions and live...

Allée Bleue Wine Estate opens pizza, pasta eatery

The Allée Bleue Wine Estate in Franschhoek has opened a pizza, pasta eatery under the guidance of consultant chef Craig Cormack. Drawing inspiration from the valley's local produce, including the estate's own array of fresh herbs harvested daily, the delights include smoked feta, biltong spiced...

Clover issues cautionary

Shareholders in Clover Industries Limited are advised that the company has entered into negotiations which, if successfully concluded, may have a material effect on the price of the company's securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the company's...

Ford, Toyota halt production

The Numsa strike has now seen Toyota and Ford halt production. For more:BD Live: Toyota and Ford halt output as strike bites... According to the BDive report, "disruption to car manufacturing comes as Numsa considers drawing in members from other sectors to intensify pressure on employers."...

Russell Hobbs signs with Primall Media

Russell Hobbs has signed a three-month campaign with Primall Media utilising lift banners, escalators and hanging banners within centre court areas in Sandton City, Canal Walk and Gateway, with Eastgate coming in on month three. The area selected at Eastgate is bold and impactful with the added...

Delheim offers 'Cheese Fondue & Jazz indulgences', every Sunday

Every Sunday afternoon during the months of July and August, Delheim offers 'Cheese Fondue & Jazz indulgences' with the Wicomb Jazz Trio 12.30-3.30pm. Tickets are R185 per person and bookings are essential. Contact Delheim at Tel +27 (0) 21 888 4607 or email document.write('' +...

Pepsi builds on 2014 football campaign

Earlier in the year Pepsi kicked off its global campaign with the announcement of the 2014 superstar football squad. As part of the campaign, it recently launched limited edition 'collectible cans', featuring the Pepsi global athletes such as Robin van Persie, David Luiz, Sergio Ramos, Sergio...

New Cap Classique from Krone

Twee Jonge Gezellen Estate has released its Méthode Cap Classique in a slightly sweeter version of its classic blend, the Krone Night Nectar 2011 Demi-sec Cap Classique. Demi-sec meaning 'half dry', makes it a perfect match for richer, creamier savoury dishes such as pâté or foods that...

Mini Port Festival on Sunday 27 July at Muratie

Muratie Estate in Stellenbosch, in conjunction with Juvenal Corks, will be hosting a Mini Port Festival from 10am to 4pm on Sunday 27 July with South Africa's top 10 port producers. The festival offers food stalls, the Muratie Farm Kitchen and purchases of port at cellar door prices. Due to limited...

Leopard's Leap closed for lunch during winter

Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards, in the Franschhoek Valley, will close its Rotisserie lunch offering for a winter break from 15 July to 5 August 2014. The wine tasting room and culinary shop will however still be open.

Olive Pride launches gift set

Olive Pride has launched its gift set in a red and gold gift card box designed to display complementary 250ml glass bottles of locally made Olive Pride Extra Virgin Olive Oil and imported Three Leaf Balsamic Vinegar. The box has a gift tag and homemade basil pesto recipe. The gift sets will...

May PPI for final manufactured goods at 8.7%

The producer price index (PPI) for final manufactured goods - considered headline producer inflation - slowed to 8.7% year-on-year (y/y) in May after increasing by 8.8% y/y in April‚ Statistics South Africa said on Thursday, 26 June 2014. PPI was expected to have increased by 9.1% y/y in May‚ a...

Spur Corp renews cautionary on BEE deal

Spur Corporation (SUR) said on Thursday, 26 June 2014, it was still involved in talks regarding the introduction of a black economic empowerment partner‚ which could have a material effect on its shares. "Accordingly‚ shareholders are advised to continue to exercise caution when dealing in the...

Crystallum, Peter-Allan Finlayson move to Gabriëlskloof

Peter-Allan Finlayson has been appointed as the new winemaker at Gabriëlskloof from 1 July 2014. He will be making his own brand, Crystallum and the Gabriëlskloof wines on the estate. He is excited about the new challenge, and looks forward to be continuing the tradition of Finlayson family...

Amazon launches streaming 'Prime Music' service

NEW YORK, USA: Amazon began offering a streaming music service on Thursday with a catalogue of over one million songs. The US online giant announced "Prime Music" will be offered free and without advertising for customers of Amazon Prime - a subscription service that includes free delivery, access...

Strandveld releases its 2010 Syrah

click to enlargeStrandveld Vineyards has released the 2010 vintage of its Rhône-style Syrah. The vineyard is in Elim, a village on the Agulhas Plain in the Western Cape, Africa's southernmost winery and South Africa's youngest wine appellation. Winemaker Conrad Vlok recommends it with roast beef,...

KAP sells footwear interests

Industrial group KAP (KAP) has sold its footwear interests to Bolton Footwear for an undisclosed amount. The transaction forms part of KAP's strategy to focus on strategic industrial assets within emerging markets. The brands will be integrated into Bolton's footwear division. Source: AFP/I-Net...

Waterkloof releases maiden Cabernet Franc

click to enlargeWaterkloof has released its maiden vintage of Circumstance Cabernet Franc 2012 that exudes notes of blackberry, black pepper and earthy thyme whilst its mouth feel is long and elegant with a memorable finish. Meat lovers will enjoy it with slow roasted lamb shanks rubbed in rosemary,...

WEF report: SA bottom of the class in maths, science

When it comes to the quality of maths and science education, South Africa is bottom of the class, according to a World Economic Forum report. The comprehensive report ranks 148 economies across a number of categories. In some SA ranks reasonably well, but the quality of our educational system ranks...

Parisian trip for Appletiser "Crown is Yours' winner

Tania Bloemhoef from Vredenburg, Western Cape won the recent 'The Crown Is Yours' competition, by entering the unique code she found under the tab pull of her Appletiser can. The couple enjoyed four days in Paris, experiencing the royal treatment offered by the competition. "The brand is all about...

Cultivino wine festival back at Irene Village Mall

The Cultivino wine festival will be back at the Irene Village Mall on 29-30 May, sponsored by Pick n Pay and KWV. Guests are invited to delight in gourmet snacks and fine wines from a variety of top food and wine suppliers. Entrance is R60 per person and includes a tasting glass and 20 tasting...

Smeg launches new professional range in SA

Munaaz, an authorised dealer of Smeg products in South Africa, has announced the new professional range of equipment from brand. This latest offering is that of the new Smeg range of Foodservice Solutions - a division which is dedicated to the needs of the professional catering sector. These...

New single serving wine from Distell

click to enlargeDistell has announced the launch of its 4th Street lightly sparkled wine in a new single serving 300ml bottle, complete with the iconic 4th Street skyline on the label. Available in Lightly Sparkled Rose, Lightly Sparkled White and Lightly Sparkled Red, it builds on the brand's...

Dine all day at The Fish & Chip Co

The Fish & Chip Co has added breakfast, lunch and dinner options to its menu, enabling its customers to dine all day. Following extensive research and strategic sessions hosted with the franchise council as well as its franchisees, the franchise's menu changes will elevate its positioning more, by...

Rickety Bridge Foundation Stone launches white blend

Following on its Rhône-style red cultivars and the launch of its Rosé in 2013, Rickety Bridge has released its first white blend. The Foundation Stone 2013 White is a blend of 49% Chenin Blanc, 15% Grenache Blanc, 15% Ugni Blanc, 15% Roussanne and 6% Viognier, said to go well with fish,...

Simonsig Labyrinth Cabernet Sauvignon out in time for winter

Simonsig Labyrinth Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 has black cherry and blackcurrant flavours, complemented with a distinct line of earthiness, cedar and tobacco. Enjoyed with rosemary infused roast leg of lamb and thick, medium rare rump steak, it is available at selected wine outlets countrywide and sells...

Pick n Pay FY diluted HEPS seen at 109.61c vs 95.19c

Food retailer Pick n Pay (PIK) expects its full-year diluted headline earnings per share (HEPS) to increase to 109.61c from 95.19c in the previous comparable period‚ in the year ended 2 March 2014‚ the company said in a statement on Friday. The company's results are set to be released on 15 April....

Constantia Glen Five 2009 vintage released

click to enlargeThe Constantia Glen Five 2009 vintage, considered an excellent year, has been released. A five Bordeaux variety red of Petit Verdot (40%), Merlot (25%), Cabernet Franc (17%), Malbec (15%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (3%), and aged in 100% new French oak barrels for 18 months, it goes well...

Astral Foods chairman retires

Astral Foods announced on Thursday the retirement of its chairman Jurie Geldenhuys effective May 31‚ 2014. "The board will follow due process and announce the appointment of a successor to Jurie after the board meeting scheduled for 14 May 2014. The CEO of Astral Foods‚ fellow directors and staff...

PIC reduces holding in Pick n Pay Stores

Pick n Pay Stores announced on Monday, 24 March 2014, that the Public Investment Corporation had reduced its holding in the retailer by 1.506% to 9.702%. Source: I-Net Bridge

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