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#HLDiscovery: Chefs, Beer and Gin

This is what is on our radar this week.


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On this week's #HLDiscovery list it's all about highlighting new and exciting developments. From new releases to new products, this is what we're excited about this week. 

1. Old Harbour Lager 

Old Harbour Beer is the award-winning flagship beer of the Hermanus Brewing Company, a small brewery founded by husband and wife team Di and James Rattle. They opened the brewery in 2014, when they relocated to the seaside town as there was none in the area. Their aim was to make a delicious quality beer that is consistent and original and they succeeded with Old Harbour. It has won gold in the National Beer Trophy Awards in 2017 and 2018. A yellow-rose easy drinking larger, Old Harbour Lager is unpasteurised and has no additives. It is also crisp with hints of passion fruit and a smooth finish.

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2. Greenhouse New Head Chef 

The Greenhouse at Cellars-Hohenort has established itself as a fine dining eatery under the eye of celebrated Chef Peter Tempelhoff. They have recently appointed a new head chef who will elevate the restaurant with his flair for innovation. Farrel Hirsch took the reins in November 2018, after working in some of thee most acclaimed kitchens in the UK. He also worked as a sous chef at the Greenhouse between 2014 and 2016 and at the Test Kitchen

Hirsch says: 'At Greenhouse it’s not just about coming in for dinner, it’s about the experience , how you feel during the meal and well after you leave the dinner table. We definitely want to keep up the theatrical experience and continue to challenge flavours. Not to taste, is not to know.' 

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3. Survivor Wild Yeast Syrah 

Survivor wines has released their first Wild Yeast Syrah and it is something spectacular. A dark, full-bodied wine with luscious layers of violets, blackberries and spice, Survivor Wild Yeast Syrah 2017 entices with soft, supple tannins. 'Mind, body and soul – this is how wine is really made without the use of commercial yeasts so that we can experience the true taste of terroir,' says winemaker Ben Snyman about this unbridled expression of Syrah. The 2018 vintage will be released later this year. 

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4. Lancewood Yoghurt 

The number one cream cheese in the world is spreading its wings and adding a range of dairy products to its stable. This includes a range of yoghurts and yoghurt shakes. Every preference has been accounted for in the Lancewood yoghurt range. There is the decadent double cream yoghurt that comes in flavours like plain, vanilla, coconut, apple and cinnamon. For the calorie counters, there is the low fat yoghurt range, and for those who worry about the health of their guts, there is lactose free low fat yoghurt in two tasty flavours – plain and strawberry. The yogurt comes in a range of sizes and if you are on the go,  the full cream yoghurt fruit shake is the perfect snack. 

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5. Aviation American Gin

It seems strange that an American gin brand is owned by a Canadian, but when you find out that Canadian is actor Ryan Reynolds it kind of makes sense. Aviation American Gin is considered to be one of the world's first craft gins. Handcrafted in small batches in Portland, Oregon, the gin is a citrus-forward spirit with juniper in the background. This was done to create a uniquely American gin, that is now being sold across the world. Although great as a cocktail, it can be enjoyed solo too. 

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