DGB Wines Fly the Flag proudly for South Africa at the Monde Selection International Wine Competition 2011
DGB are delighted to bring home 9 of the 15 medals awarded to South African Wines at the Monde Selection International Wine Competition 2011 annonced in Brussels this week.
Boschendal was the star performer with South Africa's only Grand Gold Medal for 1685 Shiraz 2009, and 2 gold awards for 1685 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 and Boschendal Chenin Blanc 2010. 1685 Chardonnay 2009 achieved a Silver Medal.
This was followed by a great duo of Gold Medals for Bellingham's The Bernard Series Old Vines Chenin Blanc 2010 and Small Barrel SMV 2009.
Another Gold Medal was a most welcome reward for Franschhoek Cellar Our Town Hall Chardonnay 2010.
Douglas Green was also recognised with 2 Silver Medals for their Vineyard Selection Chenin Blanc 2010 and Shiraz 2009.
More than 20 countries entered into the annual Monde Selection International Wine Competition 2011 with medals bestowed on less than 30% of wines. This is the only wine competition in Brussels that is granted the high patronage of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OVI), and is carried out in strict compliance with their rules by a global panel of recognized expert winemakers, oenologists, sommeliers, critics and journalists
DGB are delighted with this result and heartily congratulate our winemaking teams.
Brampton Wine Studio launched in Stellenbosch
Brampton added to the buzzing sidewalk scene in Stellenbosch's Church Street this week with the official launch of its stylish Wine Studio.
The small but sassy Brampton wine studio was packed with sensory entertainment this week as it celebrated its official launch. The fun flowed freely from graffiti on an old VW beetle to chalked up vistor testomonies, cartoon caricatures and jazzed up doodling. Not forgetting the star performance of the Brampton wines that were tasted in great rewarding gulps with light snacks and meals in the company of the enimitable, artistic and charasmatic winemaker Thinus Kruger.
The Brampton Wine Studio is a unique and unexpected concept store intended as a shopfront-cum-cellar-door for the vibrant and fun Brampton wine range. The full pleasure of the bold styles and striking labels is perfectly portrayed by the studio experience delivered in unpretentious eco-chic environmental style to boot ....the bar counter is made of sustainable bamboo, water is filtered and definately not bottled, no menus - only chalkboards, energy efficient lighting and order forms printed on recycled paper. Who said that eco-intelligence needs to be dull?
Drop by for a tasting with or without specifically partnered snacks or just for sundowners and a bit of fun!
DGB Honoured as Winners at The Drinks Business Green Awards 2011
DGB is delighted to be the winner in the Logistics and Supply Chain Green Initiative category of The Drinks Business Green Awards announced at a prestigious awards ceremony in London this week. DGB scooped the prize for their introduction of lighter weight bottles across their product portfolio effectively cutting their carbon emissions by 30%.
Furthermore, DGB’s progressive and dynamic bamboo carbon offset community project that broke ground on in 2010 was shortlisted in the Ethical Award category.