Friday, May 20, 2011

Fine Brandy Festival - 5 to 27 May 2011, Sandton Convention Centre

My counterpart here at fishfinger prefers Whiskey to Brandy but for moi its the opposite cause I love me some Brandy and lord knows I'm very excited about the up coming Fine Brandy Festival taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre between 25 - 27 May 2011. More after the jump:

Savour the best that South African brandy has to offer at the Fine Brandy Festival, on at the Sandton Convention Centre from 25 to 27 May 2011.

The most stylish event on the drinks calendar is back in town, and newly revamped, this year's Fine Brandy Festival is not-to-be-missed. Brandy emerged as the sexy new drink on the block and this magnificent South African product has been hailed as the world's finest - and well-deserving a festival dedicated to the celebration of this double-distilled grape spirit.

Now in its 4th year, this flagship event for the South African brandy industry will showcase brandy as never before with its hot new looks, innovative lifestyle attractions and social vibe.

"We are truly pushing the envelope this year", says Christelle Reade-Jahn, director of the South African Brandy Foundation. "The festival is bigger and more luxe than ever - embracing the need to spoil oneself with the special things in life."


"Due to the phenomenal growth in festival attendance, we have moved to a larger venue to accommodate visitors, new exhibitors and festival activities. The flexibility and spaciousness of the Sandton Convention Centre also opens up exciting possibilities in terms of imaginative stand design, trend-focused experiences, lifestyle activities and top-notch entertainment."

From world-acclaimed champion brandies, new product launches and chill-out lounges to can-can girls, DJ Black Coffee and brandy-enhancing food, the festival line-up promises to be a crowd pleaser.

"BlackCoffee burning the decks up"
All the more reason to explore your senses with this liquid treasure and to rub shoulders with the who's who of the city's social set, like-minded brandy enthusiasts, major distillers, multi- award winning brandy masters, single-estate brandy makers and top-flight mixologists.

Also new to the festival is a series of entertaining and informative Masterclass® talks featuring a line-up of illustrious international experts and local gurus.

"Yet, you don't have to be a connoisseur to enjoy the brandy festival. Novices can whet their appetite for brandy by sipping, nosing and exploring their way through matured Cape pot still treasures, vintage and blended brandies of remarkable quality," adds Michael Fridjhon, festival director.

Fine Brandy Festival

25 to 27 May 2011, Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton
Times: 17h00 - 21h00 (no entry after 20h30)
Cost: R195, include a brandy glass and beverage vouchers
Tickets available from Computicket or at the door
No visitors under 18 years

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