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Thursday, 12 December, 2019

2019 TOPS at SPAR seven-city Wine Show delivers record growth

Great growth, together with the wholehearted enjoyment of some of South Africa’s finest wines, were the main hallmarks of the 2019 TOPS at SPAR Wine Show, which wound its way to seven cities around the country. The show achieved a like-for-like year-on-year growth of 41% in exhibitor numbers and 25% in footfall.
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Wednesday, 27 November, 2019

SA’s largest travelling wine show pops the cork in Nelspruit

It’s going to be a WINEderful weekend in Nelspruit from 28 to 30 November, as Mbombela welcomes the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show, the country’s biggest and boldest travelling wine show. The show takes centre stage at Emnotweni Casino for three wine-packed days.
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Tuesday, 26 November, 2019

You heard it through the grapevine – the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show is on its way to Nelpruit

A few days is what separates you from an exceptional wine experience. The TOPS at SPAR Wine Show is returning to Nelspruit from Thursday 28 to Saturday 30 November at Emnotweni Casino.
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Tuesday, 19 November, 2019

TOPS at SPAR Wine Show records excellent POURformance in East London debut

The TOPS at SPAR Wine Show’s debut in East London has been described as an overwhelming success, exceeding expectations for a first-time show in Buffalo City.
TOPS at Spar Wine Show

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Wednesday, 4 September, 2019

Bumper year forecast for TOPS at SPAR Wine Show in 2020

With four cities already under the belt in its seven-city WINEderland 2019 tour, organisers of the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show have announced 2020 dates for SA’s largest travelling wine show along with plans to introduce a new brand look and feel.
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Friday, 12 July, 2019

WINEderland has arrived in Cape Town!

It’s going to be a WINEderful weekend in Cape Town, with the Mother City welcoming the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show, the country’s biggest and boldest travelling wine show. The show takes centre stage at GrandWest until Saturday.
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Wednesday, 10 July, 2019

Last chance to qualify for Team Nederburg 2019

Every year the South African Team which competes at the Word Blind Tasting Challenge is selected out of regional wine tasting competitions in order to identify the best of the best. The last seat to the National finals is up for grabs on the 13th of July at the Tops@Spar Wine Show Grand West.
Jean Vincent Ridon

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Thursday, 4 July, 2019

You heard it through the grapevine – the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show is back in Cape Town next week!

Less than a week is what separates you from your next exceptional wine experience. The TOPS at SPAR Wine Show is back in Cape Town from Thursday 11 to Saturday 13 July at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World, and you’re invited to taste and explore a ‘Winederland’ of ti(tannic) proportions – and if you get your tickets before Sunday 7 July you’ll pay only R92,50!
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Wednesday, 26 June, 2019

Get your ‘Pours’ on tickets to 2019’s TOPS at SPAR Wine Show in Cape Town

The most important dates on the Capetonian wine-lover’s calendar are three weeks away, when the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show returns to GrandWest from 11 to 13 July, delivering a three-day ensemble of wine-centred activities.
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Monday, 24 June, 2019

The most WINEderful Wine Show in Jozi

Attracting a record-breaking number of wine-loving visitors, the 2019 TOPS at SPAR Wine Show at Montecasino in Johannesburg was the most successful show in the event’s 13-year history.
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Sunday, 9 June, 2019

Announcing Gauteng SAWTC Winners...

The Johannesburg South African Wine Tasting Championship selection was held part of the Tops at Spar Wine Show on the 8th of June 2019. Taking place at Montecasino, the Tops at Spar Wine Show is the most exciting wine festival for the wine lovers looking for a unique wine experience. The recent partnership between Tops at Spar and SAWTC offers visitors an opportunity to be a top Super Taster.
Jean Vincent Ridon

Friday, 31 May, 2019

You heard it through the grapevine – the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show is back in Joburg next week

Less than a week is what separates you from your next exceptional wine experience. The TOPS at SPAR Wine Show is back in Joburg from Thursday 6 to Saturday 8 June at Montecasino, and you’re invited to taste and explore a ‘Winederland’ of ti(tannic) proportions – and if you get your tickets before Sunday you’ll pay only R92,50!
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Thursday, 23 May, 2019

TOPS at SPAR Wine Show winds its way to Cape Town

The TOPS at SPAR Wine Show returns to home ground in Cape Town from 11 to 13 July for a dazzling ‘POURformance’ at GrandWest Casino. South Africa’s biggest and boldest travelling wine show is WINEding its way to seven cities around the country this year – and Cape Town looks set to be a grape escape for wine-lovers.
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Thursday, 16 May, 2019

Don’t wine if you miss exhibiting at the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show!

The TOPS at SPAR Wine Show kicked off to a magnificent start in Durban this weekend, delivering more visitors to exhibitors, more exhibitors to visitors, and a jam-packed show full of quality brands, fascinating content and a spectacular new venue.
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Monday, 13 May, 2019

Congratulations to the Top Tasters from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Arrogantly seen from Cape Town with a bit of a condescending attitude, Durban does not enjoy the status of a wine city. Capetonians are wrong! Not only is Durban the base of a growing wine lovers’ community, but the Tops at Spar Wine Show managed to gather the best of them to explore the beauty of the Cape wines.
Jean Vincent Ridon

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Friday, 26 April, 2019

Search for a Super Taster. Could you be one?

Only a small percentage of the world’s population has the genetic predisposition to enjoy a hyper-accurate palate memory – BUT you can develop your wine palate, and now’s the time to do it, in preparation for the South African Wine Tasting Championships (SAWTC).
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Wednesday, 13 March, 2019

TOPS at SPAR Wine Show pops the cork on wine sales

“Why not show off if you've got something to show?” January Jones, actress
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Friday, 22 February, 2019

TOPS at SPAR Wine Show set to tour seven cities

South Africa’s biggest and boldest travelling wine show – the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show – returns bigger and more full-bodied than ever before with two cities added to its 2019 tour schedule.
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Thursday, 30 August, 2018

Dynamic events company appoints Managing Director

Andrew Douglas, Owner of the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show and TOPS at SPAR Bierfest is pleased to announce that Debbie Combrink will be joining his Cape Town based business as Managing Director and Partner as from 1 September 2018.
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Tuesday, 12 December, 2017

LIVE Extreme Wine Pairing with Jean Vincent Ridon & wine.co.za

Keen to get up close and personal with our fab French Sommelier?
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Tuesday, 12 December, 2017

The #SAwineshowcase at the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show with Jon Meinking

It is with great excitement that Jon Meinking finally announces that he, in partnership with The TOPS at SPAR Wine Show, happening in Cape Town from 14-16 December, will be presenting a #SAwineshowcase theatre at the festival!
Jon Meinking

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Friday, 1 December, 2017

The TOPS at SPAR Wine Show welcomes you to WINEderland!

Welcome to WINEderland where the stars are red, white and wild! For the last event of the 2017 national tour, the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show presented by Cape Times will open its doors for the first in Cape Town at Sun Park, GrandWest, to present a spectacular “pourformance” of South Africa’s most loved wines and bubbly from 14 to 16 December 2017.
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Monday, 29 May, 2017

#Winederland: Transformation in the wine industry bears fruit

He knew from the moment that he tasted his first communion wine that wine was his calling, his passion and his future.
iol.co.za, Elriza Theron

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Wednesday, 24 May, 2017

Douglas, Archibald buy remaining stake in Wine Show TOPS at SPAR secured as title sponsor until 2020

Andrew Douglas and Brett Archibald, the major stakeholders in the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show, have acquired the remaining stake in the event from partners John and Clare Woodward.
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Friday, 12 May, 2017

Meet internationally renowned Miguel Chan, wine and bubbly extraordinaire

Top SA sommelier hosts sparkling wine bar at this year’s TOPS at SPAR Wine Show.
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Tuesday, 2 May, 2017

2017 TOPS at SPAR Wine Show has a lot more to offer exhibitors

Introducing a fresh new theme for this year - Winederland - and for the first time ever a Cape Town event, the quirky and fun rendition of the fantastic world of wine offers SA wine producers the opportunity to present their cultivars to astute wine collectors as well as the general public who enjoy wine, all under one roof.
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Friday, 21 April, 2017

TOPS at SPAR Wine Show best environment for wine exhibitors

SA’s leading consumer wine expo, the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show kicks off in Johannesburg at a brand new venue, Montecasino from 25th – 27th May. Set to offer wine producers as well as wine show fans more bang for their buck, the show is coming back bigger and better thanks to valuable insight conducted by The Moss Group in 2016.
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Tuesday, 11 April, 2017

Wine Show secures TOPS at SPAR backing until 2020 and reveals #WINEDERLAND theme

Known for its offbeat sense of humour and interactive wine theatres that don’t take themselves too seriously, the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show has created a name for itself as the go-to show that packages up a good time with access to hundreds of local wines invenues in Johannesburg, Durban, PE, Pretoria, Nelspruit, and as of December 2017, Cape Town.
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Thursday, 18 August, 2016

Rave reviews from exhibitors, public at seventh PE TOPS at SPAR Wine Show

Despite a jam-packed events calendar in the Bay in recent weeks, Port Elizabeth wine lovers turned out in their droves to enjoy the latest incarnation of The TOPS at SPAR Wine Show, the annual wine exhibition that returns to PE every August.
Andrew Douglas

Tuesday, 24 May, 2016

Launch of Jo’burg Greatest Show Unearthed a superb pourformance

21 000 bottles of wine consumed or sold at annual TOPS at SPAR Wine Show.
Andrew Douglas

Thursday, 5 May, 2016

The World of Wine - Beyond The Bottle - On Tour with TOPS at SPAR Wine Show

Wine is so much more than what’s in the bottle; it’s the brand’s story, lifestyle and history. And it’s this diverse world that The TOPS at SPAR Wine Show is taking on tour; besides hundreds of vintages and varietals, it will also present exhibitors’ olive oils, soaps, gins, brandies or boutique BnBs to thousands of visitors for three days in five regions between May and November 2016.
Andrew Douglas

Tuesday, 12 April, 2016

TOPS at SPAR Wine Show exposes SA producers to new markets to boost local sales

Extensive marketing efforts undertaken to engage diversity of wine buyers across the country.
Andrew Douglas

Thursday, 17 March, 2016

The TOPS at SPAR Wine Show offers producers interactive sales platform in five regions

Exhibitors invited to sell full wine experience – beyond the bottle – to captive audience
Andrew Douglas

Wednesday, 9 March, 2016

TOPS at SPAR Wine Show adds Pretoria, new pricing system and theme to 2016 tour

This year is the 11th consecutive year of the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show and the second for new owners, Andrew Douglas and Brett Archibald.
Andrew Douglas