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Discovering the distinctive white wines of South Africa
South Africa’s white wines tell the story of their diverse regions. Learn terroir tips and what you should keep an eye out for from this unique place.
A message to all the wine novices!
In my last article I declared that I wanted to become a real wine expert within 10 to 20 years! It takes a lot of time, and glasses of wine, to become a real wine connoisseur. I climbed into my car, taking my notepad, my pen, my camera and an open palette, I had work to do. It was time to expand my wine knowledge, but I couldn’t do it on my own, therefore I brought in some help.
2017 SA Wine & Cellar Classifications confirm who's (still) on top form
Based on the best track records in 28 local and international forums for the assessment of wine quality and interest value over the past 10 years, the South African Wine & Cellar Classifications celebrate the country's leading outfits - those who are regularly on top form, their product judged top-notch again and again, year after year.
Meerlust Excels at Platters Wine Guide 2017
The Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2017 was launched at Cape Town’s The Table Bay Hotel on 31 October 2016 with over 200 guests in attendance, the VIPs including wine producers who had achieved the maximum five star rating in the new edition – reserved for wines that are “South African classics”.
Congrats to all the star-studded wineries at Platter 2017
Big and small, far and wide... with 94 Five Stars at Platter this year
Stellenbosch has the potential to rival Napa Valley as a tourist attraction, says leading US expert
“Stellenbosch has the potential to become as significant as the Napa Valley,” says Clay Gregory, President and CEO of Visit Napa Valley. Gregory, who will be a headline speaker at The Business of Wine and Food Tourism Conference in Stellenbosch on 1 and 2 November, believes South Africa already has the skills and assets but currently lacks the investment.
Wine Legend: Meerlust, Rubicon 1995
Meerlust, Rubicon 1995 is a legend because…
The Top Ten Wine Tastings of 2015
Graham Howe picks the best of over sixty wine tastings he attended in 2015 - and spots the major tasting trends.
Compagniesdrift - Wine Storage, Bottling and Labeling
Compagniesdrift – Wine Storage, Bottling and Labeling opened its doors on 01 December 2010 with only 4 wine producers.Currently commitments has been secured from 53 wine producers to store their wine and a total of 2.3 million bottles are already in the warehouse.
Woolworths launches over 40 new wines
Woolworths is increasingly becoming the destination of choice to stock a well-curated wine cellar. Building on existing relationships with some of the top winemakers in South Africa, and with a focus on quality and price, the range is carefully developed and accessible, aiming to provide our customers with the best edited choice of wines.
Meerlust Celebrates 40th Anniversary of its World-Renowned Wine Label
It was some forty years after the arrival of the first European settlers on the southern tip of Africa in the mid-17th century that, in 1693, farmland was granted by the Dutch colony’s governor to German immigrant Henning Hüsing in the Eerste River valley outside Stellenbosch and records show vines being planted around the homestead he built and named Meerlust.
Sweet 16 RMB WineX announces Top Sellers, Best Cellars and Best Wines on Show
RMB WineX has come and gone, sweeping all (including the Eco Mobility Festival) before it. 2015 was the wine show's 16th edition, bringing around 150 exhibitors to the Sandton Convention Centre for the three days of the show.
Platter’s by Diners Club Launches the 2016 South African Wine Guide
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 – reserved for wines that are “South African classics”.
Stellenbosch Kingdom of Cabernet Tasting
With its unique combination of soils, sites and skilled winemakers, Stellenbosch is establishing itself as the 'Kingdom of Cabernet' in the South African winelands.
Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival is Set to be the Event of the Year
The 11th annual Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival, happening from the 4th to 6th September 2015 in Soweto, is set to impress in a spectacular fusion of boutique wine brands and high-end fashion, food, creativity and art entrepreneurism.
Sommelier Wine Awards 2015 Winners
The Sommelier Wine Awards is a wine competition with a difference. Britain’s only on-trade wine competition, it focuses entirely on wines aimed at the on-trade. Since it started in 2007 it has grown to become the first point of reference for the UK's on-trade wine buyers as well as the key competition for wines trying to increase their presence in hotels, pubs, bars and restaurants.
5 Of The Best: Classic Wineries
Wineries with old-school charm.
Sending Wine gifts is just so easy...
Do you need to ensure your holiday house has wine for the holidays? Need a last-minute gift? Look no further.... wine.co.za's new shop has made it so easy...
Need to send a gift or stock up with wine for the holidays?
Time is the most precious commodity, and wine.co.za's new shop will save you plenty of angst & time! We bring you a great selection of wines & beautifully packaged wine gifts to send to your business associates & loved ones - prices include delivery anywhere in South Africa. What could be simpler?
Fine Wines, Fast Cars & James Bond
Graham Howe spots brand SA in-flight, on prestigious wine-lists and off-trade in the United Kingdom on a racy assignment to celebrate the centenary of Aston Martin.


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