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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»


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»


Platter's 2016 Wine Guide is here!

30 October 2015

The Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2016 was launched at Cape Town’s Mount Nelson Hotel on 29 October 2015 with over 200 guests in attendance, the VIPs including wine producers who had achieved the maximum five star rating in the new edition. ... More»


Win five star KWV brandy at Fine Brandy Fusion!

19 May 2014

Heading to Fine Brandy Fusion this weekend, taking place at the CTICC on 22 and 23 May? Take your phone along, as we're looking to reward the best "roving reporter" at show. ... More»


Pioneering Sijnn vineyard & cellar now open to visitors

14 May 2014

Having pioneered new viticultural land on the Cape south coast between Malgas and Cape Infanta since 2004, and produced award-winning wines from what is now officially designated the Malgas wine ward, David Trafford and his Sijnn team have opened an onsite cellar and tasting venue. ... More»


Fine Brandy Fusion Joburg tickets up for grabs!

13 May 2014

Fine Brandy Fusion comes to Johannesburg on 5 and 6 June, and you and four friends could be there, sharing the spirit at South Africa’s premier brandy event as the guests of Platter’s Guide and the SA Brandy Foundation. ... More»


Six new Cape Wine Masters broaden industry expertise

12 May 2014

The Institute of Cape Wine Masters has welcomed six newcomers to its ranks of wine experts who have completed a five-year study programme on local and international wine, ending with a comprehensive tasting examination and a final dissertation on a selected topic of relevance to the local wine industry. ... More»


Gourmet regional food and wine offered at Taste The Helderberg

10 May 2014

Wine and food lovers will again get to meet some of South Africa’s finest winemakers, chefs and artisanal producers, and taste the fruits of their skills and creativity at the sixth gourmet Taste The Helderberg evening. ... More»


Former FNB chief to helm SA wine’s global marketing drive

09 May 2014

Michael Jordaan, former CEO of First National Bank (FNB) and owner of Stellenbosch wine farm Bartinney, is the new chairman of the wine industry’s international generic marketing body Wines of South Africa (WOSA). ... More»


Wine producers respond to global call for ethical labour practices

08 May 2014

Membership of South Africa’s Wine & Agricultural Ethical Trade Association (WIETA) has more than doubled over the past year, as local wine growers sign up for internationally recognised accreditation for fair labour practices. ... More»


Win tickets to "Ultra Mussels in May"!

06 May 2014

Sauvignon blanc lovers especially will enjoy the taste-off between examples from Darling and Durbanville while washing down a 1kg serving of mussels, during the inaugural Mussels in May festival at Den Anker Belgian restaurant, V&A Waterfront Cape Town, on Saturday 31 May 2014. ... More»


Win tickets to The Wine Show Joburg!

30 April 2014

The Wine Show brings the best of the winelands to Johannesburg's doorstep in May, and you could experience this the biggest and best show yet, courtesy of Platter's Guide and the event organisers. ... More»


Fine Brandy Fusion tickets up for grabs!

30 April 2014

Fine Brandy Fusion comes to Cape Town on 22 and 23 May, and you and four friends could be there, sharing the spirit at South Africa’s premier brandy event as the guests of Platter’s Guide and the SA Brandy Foundation. ... More»

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