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Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés create their own wines

23 June 2016

With their creations safely in barrel after the 2016 harvest, excitement is mounting amongst second-year Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés as the dream of making their first wines becomes a reality. ... 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 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»


Blaauwklippen uncorks SA’s first MCC sparkling from zinfandel

12 March 2015

Ever-innovative Stellenbosch wine estate Blaauwklippen is marking its 333rd birthday with the release of what’s understood to be South Africa’s first méthode cap classique (MCC) sparkling made from zinfandel. ... More»


Mpumalanga Wine Show promises "fine time with wine"

09 March 2015

Mpumalanga wine lovers should not miss the sixth FNB Mpumalanga Wine Show, staged for the first time at the newly refurbished Southern Sun Emnotweni Arena in Nelspruit on 20 and 21 March. ... More»


Homage to pinotage unveiled at Stellenbosch's L’Avenir estate

07 March 2015

French-owned wine estate L’Avenir has opened a tasting and function area devoted exclusively to the locally developed grape pinotage. ... More»


Brandy industry welcomes better understanding of key challenges

05 March 2015

The brandy industry has welcomed the indication from Government that excise duty increases are under review, saying it revealed a greater understanding of the industry and its challenges. ... More»


Goodbye “Port Festival”, hello “Winter in Calitzdorp”

04 March 2015

The popular annual Calitzdorp Port & Wine Festival weekend is being extended and rebranded, and from this year will take place over a full month under the banner “Winter in Calitzdorp”. ... More»


Viticulture internship kicks off in CWG Protégé Programme

19 February 2015

The Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme, a mentorship scheme with the goal of effecting transformation in the wine industry, has enrolled its first viticulture intern alongside three new winemaking protégés for 2015. ... 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»

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