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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»

 

The Democracy Series videos chart a journey of progress

07 March 2014

To celebrate 20 years of democracy this April, Wines of South Africa (WOSA) is releasing a series of short videos that reflect in a personal but very powerful way, the life-changing experiences of people touched by transformation initiatives in the wine industry. ... More»

 

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»

 

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»

 

Gareth Ferreira takes inaugural "Best Sommelier of South Africa" title

12 January 2016

The inaugural Best Sommelier of South Africa competition, organised by the South African Sommelier Association (SASA), has been won by Gareth Ferreira. ... More»

 

SASA launches "Best Sommelier" competition

30 December 2015

The South African Sommelier Association (SASA) has established the Best Sommelier of South Africa competition to acknowledge and reward the best professional working in the local hospitality industry. ... More»

 

New chair and members for Cape Winemakers Guild

16 December 2015

Prestigious Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) has announced a new chair, Miles Mossop, and two new members, Sebastian Beaumont and Carl van der Merwe. ... More»

 

First Foundational course a boost for Cape Town "somms"

04 December 2015

Growing demand for foundational training for young sommeliers and sommeliers-to-be has prompted the South African Sommelier Association to launch its first locally developed course, Foundational Sommellerie. ... More»

 

5 stars for The Foundry's "heartache grape"

26 November 2015

The Foundry winemaker Chris Williams is no newcomer to Platter's 5 star laureate's podium but in the latest edition (2016) he breaks new ground by becoming the first vintner in the guide's 36-year history to make a 5 star Viognier. ... More»

 
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