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Platter’s announces innovative food-and-wine events

19 May 2016

For the first time, Platter’s Guide in collaboration with Cape Town’s five star The Table Bay Hotel is hosting a series of exclusive and innovative food-and-wine events, A Toast to Diversity, featuring bottlings from producers that have excelled in the guide alongside exciting cuisine. ... 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»


Delheim invites food and fungi fans on its wild mushroom hunts

05 June 2014

Family-and-food-friendly wine farm Delheim in Stellenbosch has set aside two midwinter days to share in the magic of hunting for wild mushrooms in its private mountainside pine tree forest, followed by a mushroom-themed meal with wine in the old vat cellar. ... More»


Delhi industrialist Analjit Singh augments stake in wine & hospitality sector

03 June 2014

Delhi-based industrialist Analjit Singh has augmented his stake in the South African wine and hospitality industry with the acquisition and amalgamation of three prominent farms in Franschhoek. ... More»


Win a magnum of Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red!

03 June 2014

Your old man deserves a special treat this Father's Day, and what could be better or more appropriate than a wine that's actually named "The Old Man" and packaged in a very special magnum (1.5 litre) bottle? ... More»


Explore SA’s top muscadels this winter

27 May 2014

The announcement late last week of the 2014 Muskadel South Africa awards, at which Badsberg Red Muscadel 2013 was named the top wine, should place muscadel firmly in the sights of winelovers as a deliciously smooth, sweet and warming winter drink. ... 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»

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