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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 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»


Win double tickets to Constantia Fresh 2015!

16 February 2015

The lush green lawns of scenic Buitenverwachting Wine Farm are the setting for the sixth annual Constantia Fresh food and wine festival on Saturday 28 February 2015, when a selection of South Africa’s finest wines will be paired with delicious canapés and dishes prepared by some of the country's top chefs. ... More»


Guala sponsorship a fillip for previously disadvantaged sommeliers

09 February 2015

Cashias Gumbo, sommelier at The Saxon and previously at The Collection by Liz McGrath, is the first to benefit from a new three-year sponsorship for a sommelier from a previously disadvantaged background to attend the Michael Fridjhon Wine Judging Academy. ... More»


Wine industry raises contribution to South Africa’s GDP

07 February 2015

A new report shows that South Africa's wine industry not only continues to increase its contribution to the country's GDP but is also growing job opportunities, despite the impact of a muted global economy and a slight decrease in the size of the national vineyard. ... More»


Sommelier-judged wine & beer competition debuts

05 February 2015

A wine and craft beer competition judged solely by a panel of South Africa’s top sommeliers, using the same categories as for judging a wine list, has been unveiled. ... More»


Phenomenal line-up of lots for 2015 Cape Wine Auction

04 February 2015

Thirty-four phenomenal lots will go under the hammer next Saturday, 14 February, during the 2015 AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction (CWA) to raise funds for education in South Africa’s winelands. ... More»


Backsberg Picnic Concerts kick off with rockers Bed on Bricks

02 February 2015

The ever-popular Picnic Concerts Series kicks off at Backsberg Estate Cellars, Paarl, on Sunday 15 February with a high-energy performance by Cape Town rockers Bed on Bricks. ... More»


"Tap US market" urges UK wine authority Jancis Robinson

26 January 2015

Internationally authoritative UK winewriter and author Jancis Robinson has urged South African producers to tap the US wine market, which recently overtook France as the world’s largest and is now estimated at 2.9-billion litres a year. ... More»


New wine show on Eastern Cape horizon

24 January 2015

Eastern Cape winelovers soon stand the chance to sample top South African wines at the inaugural FNB Eastern Cape Wine Show. ... More»


Win tickets worth R1,400.00 to Wine Harvest Celebration

07 January 2015

A gala Wine Harvest Commemorative Function is being staged on 5 February 2015 at historic wine farm Groot Constantia, where the upcoming crush heralds the 330th year of uninterrupted winemaking, and you could join in the celebrations courtesy of the organisers and Platter's Guide. ... More»


Groot Constantia hosts 2015 harvest celebration

07 January 2015

The South African wine industry is greeting the new vintage with the re-introduction of a public celebratory and devotional Wine Harvest Commemorative Function to be hosted at historic wine farm Groot Constantia. ... More»

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