Archive for August, 2010
Have you ever wondered why people get so ‘clever’ after a glass or two of wine? A recent study found that moderate wine drinking stimulates the brain .
This Norwegian study made some interesting findings but as a wine lover I can add that wine set the mood for great conversations. So it can be the wine or the guests or even the great host that make dinner parties a relatively intellectual affair.
So for a great ( and informative) evening invite interesting people , open a bottle of the iconic South African wine , Kumkani , and relax.
Legislation and regulations in the South African wine industry run with an efficiency that would make an Army General smile. This is according to CEO of WOSA Su Birch in reaction to ungrounded reports about South African wine legislation changes.
Rumours were reported that “South African wine plan breaches European laws” by changing legislation to allow water to be added to wine.
Birch indicated that she could not believe how fast this ungrounded rumour spread and indicated that “If it is not allowed in the EU, then it is not allowed in SA wines going to the EU. Full stop.”
Iconic South African wine brand ,Kumkani , salutes the efforts of WOSA in this regard and we support their efforts to act as the mouth piece of South African wine.
Read Su’s article: wosa.co.za
British Airways announced that BA passengers worldwide have voted Cape Town as their favourite destination and they have reacted by adding second flight. But how can you go to the world’s favourite destination if you already live in it?
Some Capetonians wonder “How can you be a tourist in your own city? “
You go on a staycation. It is a vacation from your own home and you do touristy (or local) things.
Here are just a few things that born and bred Capetonians love:
Picnic at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden- Probably the best way to spend a lazy afternoon with a good friend surrounded by the most beautiful flora and a backdrop of Table Mountain. Get out that checkered blanket and picnic basket and enjoy the fresh air. In summer there are live concerts performed in the gardens amphitheatre for an additional cost.
• Sundays at Mzoli’s – Grab a bunch of friends head to Guguletu for the coolest way to spend your Sunday. With music pumping, drinks flowing and meat on the braai, the proudly South African township vibe is something you can only find here. If you prefer the braai without the buzz of Mzoli’s then head to Tokia Forest, Newslands Forest or Wynberg Park.
• Hiking at Silvermine Nature Reserve – An awesome way to spend time with the family and see a panoramic view of the city. Get a mini work out by following relatively short trails which lead to amazing viewing points of False Bay and parts of the Cape Flats. Also a very cool place to watch the sunset for the romantics.
• Day in Kalk Bay – Take a stroll along the wharf and browse the quirky shops, enjoy a glass of wine or cup of coffee at the variety of cute coffee shops and visit the natural habour with its superb restaurants and bohemian arty vibe. A must stop in Kalk Bay is Kalky’s. Known for their yummy fish and chips, you’ll always find the most diverse bunch of Capetonians enjoying lunch there
• Capetonians love flea markets - With so many to choose from you can bargain your way to a great deal. Visit Cape Town Stadium Flea market, Milnerton Market, Muizenberg Market and Greenmarket Square for some awesome deals. Or try the Neighbourhood Market every Saturday at The Old Biscuit Mill for some organic treats.
• Sunsets on the strip – With some of the best sunsets in the world, there’s nothing better than taking a drive to the Camps Bay Strip, Victoria Road and enjoy a sundowner at the variety of little cocktail spots scattered along the beachfront.
Iconic wine Kumkani , is proud to be South African and we celebrate the beauty of Cape Town and its lovely people.
Women’s Day in South Africa commemorates the national march of women on ( August 1956 to petition against legislation that required African persons to carry the “pass”, special identification documents which curtailed an African’s freedom of movement during the apartheid era.
These women showed courage in their act of defiance against laws which degraded humanity. Other women also and also made a huge contribution to help build the Rainbow nation.
Iconic South African brand , Kumkani, salutes all women who makes a difference and who helped in creating our amazing country.
It was an amazing experience to be part of the World Cup and South Africans really did a stunning job in welcoming the world and giving the visitors a great time.
It seems that the foreign tourists enjoyed our lovely country as recent survey found that 96% of the World Cup visitors said that they would possibly return and 92% would recommend this country to their friends and family as a holiday destination.
The positive sentiment towards South Africa gave rise to bigger demand for our wines as the export sales of SA wines increased considerable.
We at Kumkani, salutes all South African who made the FIFA World Cup a success and for giving visitors a great time in our beautiful and friendly country.