Fine Brandy Fusion presented by the South African Brandy Foundation is taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre 27 – 29 June 2012, 5 -9pm

Scroll down for the competition and the chance to win two tickets plus more!

Tired of the same old same old?

It’s time for a new twist on an old favourite. Brandy. Yep, brandy – When was the last time you tasted South Africa’s liquid gold?  Loved the world over, South African brandy has come of age.

If you haven’t experienced the sophistication of a brandy tasting, or the sexy style of the latest brandy cocktails, well, clearly you have never been to the Fine Brandy Fusion taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre, June 27th-29th.

Brandy has truly come into its own, and the best way to experience the amazing range of South Africa’s own award winning brandies is to visit the Fine Brandy Fusion.

The KWV stand at the Fine Brandy Fusion exhibit at Sandton Convention Centre

For the purists and brandy connoisseurs you can experience tutored tasting and master classes, under the auspices of Kobus Gelderblom, a master distiller and international wine and spirits judge. The legendary barrel-maker Oom Abie will also showcase the age-old art of barrel making in French Oak.

For those just looking to immerse themselves in the luxurious smooth style of today’s brandy makers – Fine Brandy Fusion presents the FHM Brandy cocktail of the year, the Ama-lekkerliscious, created by Kurt Schlechter. The pinnacle cocktail for tasting is the Ama-Lekkerlicious, the country’s official new brandy cocktail sporting cranberries, peach and orange with a funky sherbet finish. Created by Kurt Schlechter, the Joburg-based cocktail champion hailed as one of the world’s most influential travelling bartenders, this delicious brandy cocktail symbolises the fusion of tastes, and many ways to enjoy brandy.

This and a host of other deliciously stylish brandy cocktails will be served up at the Fusion Bar by the international mixologists from Bartenders Workshop, who will showcase 5 new brandy cocktails and 1 mocktail for that designated driver.

Relax in the Fusion lounge while the Fine Brandy experience continues with MC Proverb keeping the vibe alive, and music from the smoothest station in Jozi, Kaya FM.  While you enjoy the fusion experience check out all the celebrity guests and be amazed by the aerial silk acrobatic displays.

Festival guests can experience the personal confirmation of why no fewer than 13 local brandies have won the Worldwide Best Brandy trophy, including the past five years in succession.  Taste for yourself why brandy’s star is shining so bright on the modern cocktail scene. “It’s a spirit with body that will support strong flavours without getting lost,” says Chef Francois Ferreira, Brandy Guild member and head of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs in South Africa. “As it combines so well with fruits and juices, brandy is the backbone of many classic and contemporary cocktails.”

The fruits of the skills, passion and creativity of the country’s leading distillers and the growing number of winemakers producing small batches of individualistic brandies can be savoured at the highly- imaginative, interactive brand spaces and boutique stands. 

To keep up to date with the entertainment line-up, the brands on display and the tastings and master classes, simply like the Fine Brandy Fusion page, In addition, visit the page for profiles of all the brandies that will be on site.


Enjoy Responsibly

The SA Brandy Foundation is a member of ARA. Fine Brandy Fusion supports moderate and responsible enjoyment of brandy. Corporate Cab services are available on the evening and guests are encouraged to use their services or ensure that there is a designated driver in the group.  Event not open to anyone below the age of 18.

Practical Details

  • Fine Brandy Fusion
  • 27 to 29 June 2012, Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton.

Times: 17h00 – 21h00 (no entry after 20h30).

Cost: R195.

Includes a brandy glass, beverage vouchers and a complimentary Nespresso voucher.

Tickets available from Computicket or at the door.

No visitors under 18 years.

For full details on event activities, master classes and bookings visit or e-mail [email protected]

Gourmet Guys has two hampers to give away each containing two tickets to Brandy Fine Fusion and “Fire Water” a wonderful book about South African Bandy that explores the craft and art of contemporary brandy production.

We have one hamper to give away for Facebook and one for Twitter.

All you need to do is either “Tweet” this page with the hash tag #FineBrandyFusionGGS or “Like” this on facebook (follow the link) to enter.

Terms & Conditions:
  1. Travel costs not included
  2. You must be able to collect you prize at the Sandton Convention Centre
  3. You can enter through both Twitter and Facebook but if you win with one you will no longer qualify for the other
  4. The tweet must originated from this page, re-tweets do not qualify
  5. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter
  6. No employees or relatives of the organisers of Fine Brandy Fusion or Gourmet Guys are allowed to enter.
  7. Competition closes on Tuesday 26th June 2012 at 5pm
  8. Winners will be notified via the method of entry, Twitter or Facebook
  9. Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.