Jeremy and Emma will be racking up the air miles this month as they buzz around the globe, spreading Painted Wolf Wine love.

But before they rush off, they have a special event to attend. The prize-giving function for the Absa Perold Cape Blend Award 2014 is happening on Friday. Here is the full list of finalists:

2011 Blake’s Amethyst
2012 Clos Malverne Spirit of Malverne Limited Release
2010 Idiom C
2010 Kaapzicht Steytler Vision Cape Blend
2012 KWV Abraham Perold Tributum
2009 Painted Wolf Peloton Rouge
2012 Rhebokskloof The Rhebok Cape Blend Limited Edition
2012 Spier Creative Block 8
2012 Wildekrans Cape Blend Barrel Select Reserve
2013 Windmeul Cape Blend Reserve

Congratulations to all, we’ll be waiting with baited breath for the results.

On Sunday, Amanda with be pouring at the Cellar Rats Wine Festival, taking place at 5, Rustenburg Road in the Magaliesburg. The Festival starts at 11:00 am on Sunday 7th September and is a fantastic day out for the family. Look out for our stand! We have a special giveaway happening with our own version of the ice bucket challenge, which fortunately does not require freezing to death, but does involve lots of yummy wine. Donations to the Endangered Wildlife Trust happily accepted.

Jeremy then wings his way off to London to take part in the Wines of the Beautiful South tasting at Olympia in London on the 10th and 11th of September. The event features wines from Argentina, Chile and South Africa. Do visit our stand at the tasting if you are in area and have a sip or two.

Emma and Jeremy possibly wave in passing at the airport as he flies in and she flies out on an adventure into uncharted territory. Dog will meet Bear in Red Square as Painted Wolf Wines form part of the South African food and wine section at WorldFood Moscow.

Will she convince the Russian public that grapes make a better tipple than potatoes? Will she spread the love and cooperation for which Painted Wolves are famous? Will she wear her dog ears and take a selfie in front of St Peter’s Basilica?

It’s been six months since Emma took on Japan. Being ‘Persistently remarkable, remarkably persistent’ has resulted in our first shipment to Japan leaving South Africa last week. You never know what a little dogged input, or putin will do in Moscow!