First certified Kristal bottling takes novelty & rarity to a new level

05 April 2016

Robertson businessman Johan du Preez, in association with Windfall Wine Farm, is taking the local trend to vinifying unfamiliar varieties from old vines to a new level with what’s thought to be South Africa’s first certified bottling of Kristal, a table/eating grape harvested from a single vine that’s understood to be well over 150 years old. ... More»


Platter’s Guide Set to ''pop & fizz" in 2017

01 April 2016

Platter’s South African Wine Guide, the comprehensive guide to who’s who and what’s what in the winelands, announced this morning that it will include ratings for all non-alcoholic soft drinks as of its 2017 edition. ... More»


Most-thumbed Platter's of all time?

11 March 2016

Were we to award a prize for Most-Thumbed Platter's Guide Of All Time, British wine-friends Robert James and Philip Lewis surely would win hands down - not just once but several times over! ... More»


South African wine in "dinkies": take your pick!

09 February 2016

If, like many winelovers worldwide, you’re looking to moderate your vino consumption, one of the options is to seek out wines in smaller-format bottles than the standard 750 ml. ... More»


Platter’s launches eagerly awaited Android App

18 January 2016

As part of a drive to place South Africa’s best-selling wine guide "in your pocket", Platter’s has launched the Android version of its popular wine App. ... More»

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