Many years ago I traveled through Russia. It was an amazing experience. Growing up, I never thought I would stand on the Red Square, see Saint Basil’s Cathedral and touch the walls of the Kremlin. But after the fall of Communism, Russia opened up and I grabbed the opportunity to travel there, with both hands. I spent some time in Moscow and then took a boat down the Volga to Saint Petersburg. The experience and landscape was mind-blowing.
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By the beginning of November all the various Festive Season Catalogues come out and it makes for fun reading. My personal favourite is the Norman Goodfellows Festive Catalogue and this year is no exception. The Festive Catalogue is bursting with amazing gift packs and specials. An overwhelming variety to warm any wine and spirit lovers’ heart.
The count down to Christmas and year end has begun. Most shops have put up Christmas decorations and everywhere festive lights and colorful baubles are glittering already. In just over a month it is the biggest gift giving event of the year. The mad rush to get the perfect gift has started. There are Festive Catalogues filled to the brim with gift ideas.
The start of November. From here, it is only a hand full of sleeps till Christmas and not many more before the start of a new year. But before the year speeds to and end, it is first one of the most anticipated whisky events in Sandton – the Whisky and Spirits Live show. Held on the 8-10th of November at the Sandton Convention Centre, the show this year will, for the first time, incorporate not only whisky, but a variety of local gins and other premium spirits as well.
I have been trying to pair whisky and olives for ages. I found this amazing little olive shop online. Tapenade sell a wonderful selection of the best olive products from the numerous South African olive estates. I ordered a few different olive products and paired them with various kinds of whisky. But no luck. It did not work. There were a few OK pairings, but nothing that blew my mind. Whisky was not made for olives.