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News - Articles

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

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

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

Platter's 5 stars on debut for MVH Signature Wines

20 November 2015
Achieving Platter’s maximum 5 star rating with a debut wine is a massive accomplishment, and in the case of vintner Matthew van Heerden, all the more impressive for being achieved under a proprietary label, MVH Signature Wines, which is also new. ... More