Posts tagged ‘Vodka’

January 30, 2015

Da L.E.S is set to take the nation by storm

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South African Hip Hop star, Da L.E.S will embark on a nationwide tour from January to February 2015, bringing his hit album, Mandela Money, to fans this Friday in Cape Town at COCO, 30 January. The album, which features such smash hits as Fire, Heaven feat. AKA and Magz, and the chart-topping Dice, has dominated airwaves since its release, and has re-defined the standard of local Hip Hop, being lauded as one of the finest African Hip Hop albums of the decade. Also on the bill with Da L.E.S. will be a rotation of friends, including top DJ talents Dimplez, Zee and Milksake.

“Mandela Money is an album like no other – I’ve taken my sound to a whole new level and, performance-wise, I can’t wait to bring my energy to my fans around S.A.,” says Da L.E.S.

CÎROC is proud to present the Mandela Money Music Tour, which will see this talented member of the CÎROC Circle bringing his dynamic performance style to his masses of fans around SA,” says Avukile Mabombo, brandhouse Reserve Marketing Manager.

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The annual All White Pool Party, hosted by one of South Africa’s foremost Hip Hop star, Da L.E.S, has become a coveted fixture on every Johannesburg A-Lister’s social calendar, and this year was no different. This ultra-exclusive, invitation-only celebration – now in its 6th consecutive year – took place on the weekend and featured electrifying performances by several of SA’s most magnetic talents. The day’s incredible entertainment performances by Da L.E.S himself, Nigerian Reggae-Dancehall sensation Burna Boy, AKA and Anatii as well as DJs Milkshake, Speedsta and fellow CÎROC Circle member, DJ Dimplez. Also spotted at the All White Pool Party were singer Tamara Dey, 5FM’s Poppy Ntshongwana, Shashi Naidoo, Bonang Matheba and David Tlale (both of whom are also part of the CÎROC Circle), amongst others.

“My annual All White Pool Party is about celebrating success and living the dream. This year my guests enjoyed a glamorous and high-energy CÎROC style experience to kick off 2015, a year in which I believe my career is set to rise to even greater heights – with the release of my new video for Dice and my upcoming nation-wide album tour for Mandela Money,” says Da L.E.S.

Along with performances of the song “Fire” and “All Eyes On Me” feat. Burna Boy, the event also saw the release of Da L.E.S’s new video for the song “Dice”, shot late last year in Los Angeles, California.

December 18, 2014

belvedere vodka partnership with spectre

12.18 Belbedere, Vodka (by Denzil Jacobs)

Belvedere, the world’s original luxury vodka, is delighted to collaborate with Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment to promote SPECTRE, the highly anticipated 24th instalment of the James Bond series, due for global release on November 6, 2015.

Belvedere will release two custom made and limited editions to celebrate Bond’s vodka martini ‘Shaken not Stirred’, and its partnership with the 24th Bond adventure, SPECTRE. In an unprecedented move, Belvedere has replaced the iconic Belvedere Palace with the famous MI6 headquarters. Belvedere’s signature blue palette will be switched for a distinctive green, mirroring the secret spy agency’s ink of choice, creating a truly memorable collector’s edition of 100 bottles. A 007 twist will also be applied to Belvedere’s iconic Silver Saber bottles, known for their cutting edge, metallic aesthetic and illuminating technology.

Belvedere’s SPECTRE marketing program will include a global advertising campaign and a wide range of promotion and activation rights around the film. The marketing campaign will be launched as of February 2015, with a strong focus of efforts in on-premise establishments and retail stores across multiple countries. Belvedere is the vodka of choice for tastemakers who Know the Difference, echoing the award-winning campaign promoting knowledgeable choices.

President of Belvedere Vodka, Charles Gibb states: “James Bond is recognized as the most admired and influential tastemaker in the world. We’re delighted that Belvedere will be partnering with SPECTRE, our largest global partnership to date.” 

Dwight Caines, president of Theatrical Marketing for Sony Pictures, said: “James Bond’s cool attitude and stylish sophistication have always gone hand-in-hand with his choice of vodka martini. Belvedere is a perfect match.”

Excellent choice, Mr. Bond.

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November 6, 2012

a conversation with ali dedianko for belvedere vodka

Allison Dedianko for Belvedere Vodka (by Denzil Jacobs)

It’s always a treat when you learn to appreciate something new, I had just that experience when I met with the Global Brand Ambassador for Belvedere Vodka at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town recently. The sassy-chic lady, Allison Dedianko chatted to me about her ambassadorship. From cocktail waitressing in Baltimore to working behind the bar, Ali found her passion in mixology, “Working in restaurant bars I actually found to be the best, because then you have access to a kitchen and you have access to a chef who has an inherent knowledge of food and flavours that work well together.” says Dedianko. After 8 years, she crossed over to this new side of the business, now from the brand side. Belvedere has a huge selection of cocktails which are created seasonally, taking into account current trends, “Cocktail trends change the same way that trends change in fashion, in anything. So for us, we always try to be current. We are lucky in that we have a very flavorsome, characterful, unique and versatile product,” says Ali.  Proud to be a Polish vodka, Ali explains that its not all about being presented in  beautiful bottle, but it’s about what the bottle contains, “We’re really proud to be Polish. We are made from 100% dankowskie gold rye,” says Ali, which is a specific strain of rye grown just near their distillery in Poland and has a “really spicy, sweet, rich, vanilla characteristic” which play a role in creating cocktails. Ali refreshed my palate with a quick tasting of Belvedere Vodka‘s original and intense polish vodka and it was no surprise that i loved it.

Special thanks to Vivid Luxury PR.

September 18, 2012

introducing belvedere vodka pure

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An edgy luxury Vodka, Belvedere Vodka Pure (Original) known to associate internationally with top music artists; like holding an exclusive launch event to introduce Lady Gaga‘s new album at the famous Annabel’s in London or sponsoring Usher’s private dinner in South Africa in March 2012. Belvedere also likes to associate with high-end fashion events and cutting edge art. Representing the pinnacle of the Polish vodka-making tradition, Belvedere is distilled exclusively from the finest 100% Dankowskie Gold Rye and quadruple distilled to create the perfect balance of character and purity. Completely additive-free and diluted with water from Belvedere’s own artesian well, this is a vodka which combines over 600 years of vodka producing expertise with an uncompromising commitment to quality and heritage. Belvedere has one of the best finishes in the vodka market. The smooth and clean taste is very consistent throughout the experience. The beautifully designed bottle showcases the Belvedere Palace, former home to Polish royalty and dignitaries. The unique magnifying effect of the Palace along with snow trees surrounding it is an iconic masterpiece.

Special thanks to Vivid Luxury.