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SA winemaker scores in top journal

first_imgIn 2008, the estate’s Vergelegen White had secured five-star status for six consecutive years in the John Platter Guide. It was also chosen as the Best Winery in the Wine Magazine in 2008, and was chosen as the Best Winery and Best South African Winery by the same magazine in 2007 and 2006. With its world-renowned handcrafted wines, 310 year old history and heritage, exquisite gardens and refined cuisine, Vergelegen Estate in Somerset West deems itself to be the choice of the discerning visitor seeking a total sensory experience. South African winemaker Vergelegen Estate has received several accolades in the critically acclaimed International Wine Cellar journal, with eight of its 11 wines being awarded a score of at least 90 points, based on the US 100-point scoring system. International Wine Cellar editor and publisher Stephen Tanzer samples more than 10 000 wines annually, and his independent journal, also translated into French and Japanese, is read by wine lovers in 28 countries across the globe. Award-winning wines 25 May 2011center_img The estate’s 2008 Chardonnay and 2007 Shiraz received 89 points, while the 2006 Merlot/ Cabernet Sauvignon Mill Race received 87 points. The estate’s wines have won several gold medals at the International Wine & Spirit Competition, such as for their 2003 Vergelegen Red (in 2008), 2003 Vergelegen Auction Reserve Sauvignon Blanc (2007), 2003 Vergelegen Red and 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon (2006), 2000 Vergelegen Red and 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon (2005). Veregelegen MD Don Tooth said the awards were “an important milestone in recognising South Africa as a leading performer in the notoriously competitive top league of world wines”. The 2009 Estate White Blend and the 2004 Estate Premium Red Wine received 94 points; the 2010 Sauvignon Blanc Reserve received 93 points; the 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, the 2009 Chardonnay Reserve, the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve and the 2006 “V” received 91 points; and the 2007 Merlot Reserve received 90 points. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

A Startup Movie: Never Mind the Valley, Here’s Boulder

first_imgTags:#2009 Redux#web#Year in Review A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Editor’s note: This story is part of a series we call Redux, where we’ll re-publish some of our best posts of 2009. As we look back at the year – and ahead to what next year holds – we think these are the stories that deserve a second glance. It’s not just a best-of list, it’s also a collection of posts that examine the fundamental issues that continue to shape the Web. We hope you enjoy reading them again and we look forward to bringing you more Web products and trends analysis in 2010. Happy holidays from Team ReadWriteWeb!With the startup accelerator program at TechStars acting as a lightning rod, this area has grown from an earthy university town to a true hotbed of innovation. In certain parts of downtown, you can’t throw a rock without hitting some startup’s offices, and I could barely walk three blocks without bumping into at least one entrepreneur, developer, or designer working at a company such as Threadless or AOL.We interviewed a couple of local startup advisors and one startup team about the culture and community in Boulder. Watch and listen to what they have to say; there are more than a few reasons tech-minded residents love this gorgeous mountain town. It’s no secret that we at ReadWriteWeb have a lot of love for startups that make their homes outside Silicon Valley and the Bay Area.Over the last year, we decided to make a few videos spotlighting some unique, unexpected locations where startups thrive, where tech scenes are vibrant, where cooperation outstrips competition, and where creativity runs rampant. One of the first cities we’d like to introduce you to is home to between 150 and 170 startups as well as a thriving entrepreneurial and creative community. Welcome to Boulder, Colorado. jolie odell Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Merry Christmas, 2012

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World Cup: Virat Kohli’s gesture towards Steve Smith terrific, says Sunil Gavaskar

first_imgSunil Gavaskar lauded Virat Kohli after the India captain stopped a section of The Oval crowd from booing Australia batsman Steve Smith on Sunday. India went on to beat Australia by 36 runs in a high-scoring World Cup 2019 match but Kohli’s gesture won hearts across the cricket fraternity.Steve Smith along with David Warner had been banned for a year for their role in the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town in 2018. In England, both Smith and Warner have faced a tough time from crowds. On Sunday, while Smith was fielding near the boundary, a few fans booed and jeered at him.Virat Kohli, who was batting at that moment, asked the crowd to stop the booing and instead applaud Steve Smith.Like Darren Lehmann, the former Australia coach, Sunil Gavaskar felt it was fine act of sportsmanship by Virat Kohli.”The incident was bang in the middle of the match. The match situation was such that he (Kohli) could have been forgiven for thinking of the bigger picture. Smith personally did not do anything. He said he was unaware of what had happened and had to face the consequences. That was terrific from Virat. That’s what sportsman’s spirit is all about,” Gavaskar told India Today.Speaking to the media after the match, Virat Kohli said he even apologised to Steve Smith on behalf of the crowd.”Just because there’s so many Indian fans here, I just didn’t want them to set a bad example, to be honest, because he didn’t do anything to be booed in my opinion.advertisement”He’s just playing cricket. He was just standing there, and I felt bad because if I was in a position where something had happened with me and I had apologised, I accepted it and I came back and still I would get booed, I wouldn’t like it, either.”So I just felt for him, and I told him, I’m sorry on behalf of the crowd because I’ve seen that happen in a few earlier games, as well, and in my opinion that’s not acceptable,” Kohli said.Also Read | World T20 final vs Sri Lanka in 2014 worst day of my career: Yuvraj SinghAlso Read | Don’t want to say anything about Yo-Yo tests but my time will come: Yuvraj Singhlast_img read more

In The Spotlight – Steve Roberts

first_imgIn the thirty-first edition of In The Spotlight, Australian Men’s Open player, Steve Roberts, speaks about what it means to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup and his career highlights so far.  Name: Steve RobertsNickname: Devo or FrankAge: 29Affiliate: BulldogsOccupation: PE TeacherPosition: MiddleDebut for Australia: For the Open’s division – 2003Career highlights so far: Winning Vawdon Cup/State Cup double in 2007                                        2003 and 2007 World Cups                                        2010 Trans Tasman                                        2008 State of OriginHow you got involved in Touch Football: My family played.Favourite player: Louise and Claire Winchester.What does it mean to you to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup: An honour and privilege. Something that I cherish.Biggest influence on your Touch Football career: My brothers.Favourite sporting moment: Being at the Olympics to see Cathy Freeman win the 400m!What do you know about Scotland: It gets cold, William Wallace is from there, Haggis is made from sheep stomach lining and they make wonderful Scotch!Any superstitions: Not really.Funniest Australian teammate: Jamie Stowe/Anthony ZiadeFavourite quote/s: ‘First with the head and then with the heart’                              ‘Don’t stop fighting til the fight is done!’Any travel plans for after World Cup: Yes, south of Spain and France and Croatia.Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every Open’s player travelling to the World Cup.  With less than a month to go until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information. Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign:http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 www.twitter.com/touchfootyauslast_img read more

a month agoLiverpool boss Klopp tells Blades: We deserved this win

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp tells Blades: We deserved this winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was delighted with their win at Sheffield United.The Reds battled to a 1-0 triumph thanks to Gini Wijnaldum’s winner.Klopp said afterwards: “For us it was important to win. We had unbelievably big chances In the first half we had two big chances and in the second one which we scored from. These games, they are not all beauties and you have to work hard for the results.”You have to respect the opponent, we had good moments and it was one of these games you have to win but not think too much about it. One team deserved to win, which was us, but all respect to Sheffield United, they were tough.”I was frustrated, and at half time we spoke about it. We started well, but you have to do the same things again and again. It’s about body language, it starts with the centre halves, it’s the little things. They threw everything at us, they worked incredibly hard, they were a real threat. I am fine with the game, not overly happy but it happens. We were concentrated at set pieces for 95 minutes the boys were spot on. We didn’t play our best football but there we are.” last_img read more

Alexander Skarsgard Jack McBrayer and Andy Bichlbaum Sail to Arctic with Greenpeace

first_imgTrue Blood star Alexander Skarsgard, 30 Rock‘s Jack McBrayer, and Andy Bichlbaum from activist duo The Yes Men are currently sailing on a Greenpeace ship with a team from Funny or Die to make the first comedy series in the world that’s shot on location in the Arctic Ocean.The unusual collaboration is taking place off the east coast of Greenland aboard the Arctic Sunrise, a 160-foot Greenpeace icebreaker with a rainbow painted on its hull. The project aims to increase public awareness of the costs of global warming, and to build support for Greenpeace’s global “Save the Arctic” campaign.Over seven million people have joined the cause so far, which hopes to create a wildlife sanctuary in international waters around the North Pole and to bring about an end to oil drilling in the fragile Arctic Ocean.Greenpeace is releasing daily posts about the expedition on its social media channels, which show Alex, Jack, and Andy discovering the spectacular landscapes and wildlife of the region.From his cabin onboard the Arctic Sunrise, Jack McBrayer said: “Frankly, I do not like cold weather, so for me to place value on cold weather and ice, that is something. If I am fighting to keep them around, then I think that should carry some weight!”Alexander Skarsgard added: “This Arctic project is about raising awareness and about getting some important messages out there. But we’re trying to do it in a way where we kind of make fun of ourselves, Jack and I. So we’re trying to do a slightly comedic spin on something that is very serious – a comedic take on a life-and-death question.”The posts are being sent from the ship’s Twitter account, @gp_sunrise.The Yes Men’s Andy Bichlbaum said: “When Greenpeace suggested we come up with a campaign to draw attention to the loss of Arctic ice and what that can mean for the planet, I immediately thought it worth seeing if we could reach some really big audiences. We’re doing a couple of classic stealth actions here too, but I’m thrilled that this bigger collaboration is happening.”Funny or Die’s Adam McKay added: “Climate change is real and catastrophic. FOD, Greenpeace, Jack McBrayer, Alexander Skarsgard and the Yes Men may be our last hope.”last_img read more