The 5th annual event!
It’s that time of the year again! Bloemendal Wine Estates Oyster and Champagne Festival 2011 will be the 5th annual event where 1000’s of oysters are washed down with litres and litres of champagne!
Last year some 3500 people attended the 2 day festival and we had an awesome time at our own stand where we offered tastings and sales of The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey collection.
A little whiskey with that?
This year is going to be slightly different in that our stand will be offering a wider array of top quality products not only from around the world, but also lots of South African product.
We will have our full beer & spirit range that we present at markets, as well as some awesome premium products that every discerning drinker should have in their booze cabinet as an alternative to the plonk that we are so used to. No names mentioned of course! Continue reading
Saturday saw the first Little Known Blues Festival held at Bloemendal Wine Estate in the Durbanville hills and what an awesome event it turned out to be! The music was excellent, the much larger than expected crowd was relaxed and even the weather was as perfect as we could’ve wished for.
Lenny on tap
We had our full catalogue of international beers at our stand, the Robson’s range from Durban & Napier Breweries Lager & Ale on tap, and for those who wanted something a little stronger we were pouring the beautiful Primitiv Vodka & Naked Lemon Limoncello from Jorgensen’s Distillery in Wellington. But the Blues boys really like their beer!
I was chatting to organisers Craig Cannon & Fritz Brand who were really happy with the turnout, having initially said that they would’ve been satisfied with 50 – 80 people attending. So you can imagine that their performances on stage were just that much better when they performed for some 300 people lounging under the trees around the Bush Pub stage. Continue reading
The Trader Trio
Having been a part of the South African music scene for many years I really enjoy attending events that promote our many talented musicians from the Cape. Now we’re out there selling awesome beers & spirits which makes for an even more relaxing atmosphere in some really great settings.
This weekend (Saturday 15 January) we’ll be a part of the Little Known Blues Festival being launched at Bloemendal Wine Estate in the Durbanville hills, and we’ll not only be whetting your whistle, but hopefully also providing a bit more of an education as to what makes a great beer stand above the rest! Continue reading
Now from World Focus CC!
We were very chuffed today to have officially taken on ROCKSTAR Energy Drink as the newest product in our catalogue. Rockstar claims to be the world’s most powerful energy drink, and I can confirm that it has a decent kick in it, but without the medicinal taste that you get from so many of its competitors. And it comes in a 500ml can! Continue reading
Pour that man a Duvel!
For those who missed out on the Durbanville Beer Fest held at Hillcrest Wine Estate this past Saturday – you missed out on the party of the year and what is probably the best beer festival we’ve been to. The weather was perfect for a relaxed day lounging on the grass listening to some excellent music with some very fine beers to choose from.
We’d been expecting the Cape Doctor to blow the head off every beer we poured, but in the quarry at Hillcrest we were pretty well sheltered. Sunscreen flowed, shade brought strangers together and altogether not one complaint was heard from any of the beautiful crowd. Continue reading
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