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Archive for July 2019

Groot Constantia Reflects on World Water Week

“Watch water flow – there’s no space it doesn’t fill. Be like water, and give to everyone and everything.” – Daniel Levin. We could not have said it better ourselves. World Water Week takes place this year between the 25 – 31 August and marks a very pressing issue we all need to continue to talk about and do our best to conserve as much water as possible.

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History in a bottle – International Cabernet Day

A celebration takes place this month for one of the oldest grape varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon. Most loved by South Africans and the world over, did you know that this red grape varietal is the most planted varietal of all? Best of all we did some further digging around and it surfaced that Cabernet Sauvignon is…

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Top Events to Attend in Gauteng, Free State and many more

Just because we’re situated in the buzzing and beautiful Mothercity, doesn’t mean our friends up north get to miss out on anything! That’s why we have compiled a list of all current events we will be attending with tastings and specials you could join, guaranteed no fear of missing out!

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Birth announcement and celebration of SA’s oldest wine estate

It is with great pleasure and pride that Groot Constantia mark the occasion of their birth – 334 years ago! Born on 13 July 1685, weighing in at 891 Morgan to father Simon van der Stel, the Estate was christened “Constantia”, and the name has rung true for 334 years as Groot Constantia has stood the test of time! In the past 10 years alone the Estate’s wines have won over 100 awards.

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A Perfect Pairing of Chocolate and Friendship

Growing up, I remember watching a popular chocolate advert in the 90’s, where the animated kid sits next to a friend eating his stack of chocolate covered candies and finally gets to his last piece, and wonders just looking at his glum friend to share it or instead savour that last little bit of deliciousness. He of course decides to share his last piece of chocolate with the friend.

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Bubbly facts for Sparkling Wine Week

The first week of July saw South Africans celebrating Sparkling Wine Week. There is indeed something about sipping on some bubbly that adds sophistication to any occasion and no celebration is complete without adding some. There are three main types of bubbles: Champagne, Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) and Sparkling wine – but what is the difference between these three?

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