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New Chateau Del Rei – the upbeat sparkling wine in a can

Whisky CapeTown ETC

Create an instant celebration with the fabulous flair of new Chateau Del Rei, the naturally sweet sparkling wine in a stylish can for any occasion.
'Create an instant celebration with the fabulous flair of new Chateau Del Rei, the naturally sweet sparkling wine in a stylish can for any occasion.Beautifully fruity and vibrant, Chateau Del Rei is conveniently packaged in a can, making it the perfect on-the-go wine companion for relaxed picnics, outdoor movie nights, open-air concerts or whenever you are in the mood for just a glass or two of sparkling wine.Now there is no need to open an entire 750ml bottle of bubbly, cutting out the risk of leftover wine losing its fizz.With its low alcohol content of 7%, this easy drinking bubbly turns any outdoor or indoor occasion into an instant celebration and lets you enjoy the fun for longer, making it great for those conscious of their alcohol intake.This delicious sparkling wine can be enjoyed straight from the can or poured into a glass, whatever the occasion calls for.There is no need to worry about the winemaker or vintage, and struggling with difficult to open corks is a thing of the past – all you have to do is pop the tab on the can and indulge.If you are a live-for-the-moment trendsetter, this vivacious sparkler is your perfect fit.Best served chilled, be sure to keep a few cans in the fridge for when your friends come over.Crisp and refreshing, Chateau Del Rei is made primarily of Chenin Blanc grapes with loads of panache and charming flavours.A dash of intense Muscat adds extra fruitiness to this cheerfully-sweet bubbly.Look out for new Chateau Del Rei at Norman Goodfellows, selected Ultra Liquors and OK Liquor stores, and on Takealot.com.Pictures: Supplied . The post New Chateau Del Rei – the upbeat sparkling wine in a can appeared first on CapeTown ETC .'

Western Cape may “increase alcohol prices”: Here’s what you could soon be paying

Whisky The South African

A government-backed study at UCT has concluded that higher alcohol prices curb dangerous drinking. But how would an increase work in the Western Cape?
'It’s the news about booze that few of us will want to peruse. But a government-backed study in the Western Cape has concluded that cranking up the price of alcohol would help reduce the amount of binge-drinking in South Africa. The research – which was carried out by a team at the University of Cape Town – determined that a 10% increase on booze prices and the introduction of a minimum unit price could reduce consumption by up to 15% for those classed as “heavy drinkers”, and “binge-drinkers” would also curb their compulsions by 6%. Could the Western Cape increase its booze prices? Cape Town ETC shared the report made public by the university’s School of Economics. Using case studies from other countries, the team were confident that a revised price structure would be the way forward. However, there’s no guarantee that the local government will implement these findings… but the option is on the table. South Africans were declared “the sixth-biggest drinkers in the world” by the World Health Organisation back in March. Our beer and liquor prices are amongst some of the cheapest in the world – a reputation that was further enhanced by a Deutsche Bank study … The cheapest major cities for a pint of beer: Out of 56 major cities on the planet, both Cape Town and Johannesburg proved to be a drinker’s paradise: (Based on a 500ml serving of beer, at the exchange rate of $1 : R14.46) Prague, Czech Republic – $1.60 / R23.14. Manila, Philippines – $1.90 / R27.48. Lagos, Nigeria – $1.95 / R28.20. Lisbon, Portugal – $2 / R28.92. Johannesburg, South Africa – $2.10 / R30.37. Cairo, Egypt – $2.20 / R31.82. Cape Town, South Africa – $2.25 / R32.54. Buenos Aries, Argentina – $2.30 / R33.26. Warsaw, Poland – $2.60 / R37.60. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – $2.80 / R40.49. Alcohol prices: Why they could be increased Corne van Walbeek is a professor at UCT’s School of Economics. He told CapeTalk that their proposals would suggest setting the minimum price of alcohol to R6 per unit, ending the days of ultra-cheap booze on our store shelves. The researcher is confident that this price adjustment “ would not affect most drinks “, but would actually clamp-down on the dangerously low prices offered in certain establishment. If the Western Cape Government was to go for both a price hike and a minimum unit price, this is what Capetonians could expect to pay for their drinks: Drink Units Current average price +10% Minimum price at R6 per unit Beer bottle (330ml) 1.7 R20.55 R22.60 R10.20 Pint of beer (500ml) 3 R32.54 R35.79 R18 Wine glass (175ml) 2.1 R42 R46.20 R12.60 Wine bottle (750ml) 9 R79 R86.50 R45 How will increased alcohol prices affect local citizens? The effects on our bank balance wouldn’t be too dire , based on current estimates. The suggested increase would basically mean you’re paying for nine drinks at the cost of ten. As the research team stated, the price increase would only have a noticeable impact on the dirt cheap drinks that are being sold at alarmingly-low rates. The truth is, a large majority of people who are willing to pay R325 for 10 pints of beer are likely to pay R357 for the same amount. But should the Western Cape government decide to adopt these findings into law, they do have the potential to put a handful of people off having an extra one or two drinks – and that’s a start, at least. Averages prices for wine and beer costs sourced from Deutsche Bank, Numbeo and StatsSA respectively.'

Sighting Of Unbridled Survivor Wild Yeast Chardonnay

Whisky iAfrica.com

Survivor, the free spirited wine range inspired by the hardy indigenous Nguni cow, has released its Wild Yeast Chardonnay 2018 after a complete sell-out of previous vintages.This is good news for adventurous Chardonnay lovers who prefer the
'Survivor, the free spirited wine range inspired by the hardy indigenous Nguni cow, has released its Wild Yeast Chardonnay 2018 after a complete sell-out of previous vintages.This is good news for adventurous Chardonnay lovers who prefer the unpredictability and unbridled expression of naturally fermented wines.Fermented in new 500L French oak barrels using only naturally occurring yeasts, the 2018 vintage rewards with oatmeal and lime leaping from the glass followed by invigorating layers of citrus on the palate.The wine shows excellent oak integration after maturing in barrel for 11 months. “Our Chardonnay owes its unrestrained character, structure and fullness to the use of wild yeasts rather than commercially produced versions,” says winemaker Ben Snyman, who believes this is the way all wines should be made.The beautifully textured Survivor Wild Yeast Chardonnay 2018 is a superb white wine to enjoy on cooler days, but above all, it is an excellent food wine all year round.Snyman recommends serving the wine with veal or pork, creamy butternut or rich seafood dishes.Survivor takes its name from the tale of a fearless Nguni cow that jumped off an open bakkie while being transported from one Swartland farm to another, landing unscathed in the middle of a vineyard.A metaphor for brave choices, the story of the Nguni cow continues to inspire this intrepid wine range from Overhex Wines International.Survivor Wild Yeast Chardonnay 2018 is available at selected outlets countrywide and sells at the cellar door price of R175.For online purchases visit  www.survivorwines.com . Follow @survivorwines on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. . The post Sighting Of Unbridled Survivor Wild Yeast Chardonnay appeared first on iAfrica.com .'