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Fine Wine shows best returns in 20th Century

Red Wine outperformed fine art, stamps and government bonds in the 20th Century.

According to the academics from the University of Cambridge and Vanderbilt University the Warren Buffetts of the fine  wine world earned real returns of 4.1% per annum from 1900 to 2012 . This outperformed government bonds, fine art and stamps.

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Stellenbosch Wine Farm sold to Foreign Investor

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Where to watch live football games

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Kids Activities at Stellenbosch Wine Festival

Pack up the kids and head out to the Winelands for the 9th annual Stellenbosch Wine Festival from 1 to 5 July during the school holidays. Explore outstanding Stellenbosch wines in the very cellars where they were made via a unique shuttle service and have a jovial soccer feast while providing tons of entertainment for the kids, leaving no sour grapes during this fun-filled time.

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Google to launch Street View in South Africa!

Google has officially announced that it will launch a South African version of its popular Street View service. Google have already started work – we have spotted them on the streets of Stellenbosch!

Google, using Toyota Prius models, will be driving around the country to take photographs of various locations – including Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth and Durban.
Street View is a popular feature of Google Maps that is already available in more than 100 metropolitan areas around the world. It allows users to explore and navigate a neighbourhood virtually through panoramic street-level images.

Green Point Stadium in Cape Town to be finished by December 2009!

The image of Cape Town is uniquely characterised by the interaction of Table Mountain and Signal Hill – a soft, hilly landscape, and the surrounding Atlantic Ocean. Green Point Stadium sits at the foot of Signal Hill. The exterior shell of the stadium was designed as an abstract, linearly arranged membrane construction.

Cape Town’s new Green Point Stadium is well on schedule for the handover of the stadium to the City of Cape Town on 14 December 2009. The glass roof of the new Cape Town Stadium will be completed and sealed, and the fabric membrane underneath fully installed by 15 October 2009.

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Cape Winemakers Guild defies recession with record turnout and highest ever auction sales

Records tumbled at the 25th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild auction held in the Stellenbosch winelands over the weekend, when a record number of buyers spent over R5,2 million rand on the 2009 lineup of wines made exclusively for the auction by members of the Guild.

Bidding was brisk and the wines fetched unexpected high prices right from the onset culminating in a record turnover of R5,204 400. This represents an increase of over 5% on last year despite the global recession and a 10% reduction in the quantity of wine that went under the hammer this year.

The Stellenbosch Wine Festival is here

This weekend, the Town of Oaks celebrates its heritage as home to the country’s oldest wine route with the annual Stellenbosch Wine Festival. Wine-lovers can look forward to sampling over 500 regional wines in a grande marquee tent on Paul Roos Gymnasium’s beautiful grounds.

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Stellenbosch Wine Festival – Wine Week & Weekend Festival – 24th July to 1st August

It is time for the annual Stellenbosch Wine Festival! Each year the festival plays host to thousands of local and international visitors and we invite you to join in the fun.

Experience a wonderful weekend in the Stellenbosch winelands. Taste more than 500 wines. Stock up at the wine shop. Do comparative varietal tastings. Meet your favourite . . . → Read More: Stellenbosch Wine Festival – Wine Week & Weekend Festival – 24th July to 1st August

New Estate for Tasting – Glenelly, Stellenbosch

Glenelly is due to open the doors of its new winery to visitors for tastings on the 15th July!

Currently on offer they have three wines for tasting – Zebra, Lady May & Glenelly Hill 2006

Watch this space for more information on their wines as we will be there this weekend to sample them and . . . → Read More: New Estate for Tasting – Glenelly, Stellenbosch