Monday, 18 March, 2019

We don't drink coffee at 5 o'clock!

How did a chance refusal of coffee at a small town in Uruguay lead to the unusual Spanish cultivar, Albarino, making its way to the bottle at Springfield Wine Estate in Robertson?
Judy Brower

Saturday, 2 March, 2019

Why is April #wineforgood month?

This year we celebrate 25 years of democracy in South Africa and would like to recognise the significant changes and all the good work that is being done in the Cape winelands
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Tuesday, 22 January, 2019

SASA new board elected at AGM

The South African Sommelier Association (SASA) had a record number of nominations for their new board, which is very encouraging.
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Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

Awards for Breedekloof / Worcester wines

Breedekloof and Worcester celebrate their top wines
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Thursday, 6 December, 2018

2018: A year in reflection at

It is really important for us to take time to reflect and be grateful for the life we have
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Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Get ready for the next PYDA graduates

Need some inspiration? Then join us at the The Pinotage Youth Development Academy (PYDA) graduation ceremony - Fri 16th Nov at 2pm
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Monday, 29 October, 2018

Massive leap in readership of during Sept

Cape Wine 2018 drew thousands of delegates from all over the world - and not only were they physically here and attending the best showcase of South African Wine ever witnessed, but saw the biggest spike in readership in recent history!
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Friday, 28 September, 2018

Getting the world to taste the sunshine in our wines #tastesunshine

With South African Wines taking the world by storm, it is the perfect time for the annual #tastesunshine event, when we celebrate our Heritage Day and create more opportunities to share the sunshine in our wine.
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Thursday, 13 September, 2018

Cape Wine makes me proud to be in the South African Wine industry

The South African Wine industry has pulled out all the stops for Cape Wine 2018
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Thursday, 13 September, 2018

Conversation focus for WWF Champions in the South African Winelands

There are a number of wine farms who take conservation really seriously, some of whom are World Wildlife (WWF) Conservation Champions
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Wednesday, 5 September, 2018

#changinglives, one pebble at a time

Attending AGMs is usually not on anyone's bucket list, but the annual gathering to get feedback on The Pebbles Project is really one of the highlights of the year for me.
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Monday, 6 August, 2018

The 2018 Distell Inter Hotel Challenge Winners announced at Gala Dinner

After six months of hard work, lectures, product workshops, intense menu planning and ultimately the stress of the regional cook-offs, the national winners of the 6th annual Distell Inter Hotel Challenge were announced at a glittering gala awards event at the Belmond Mount Nelson in Cape Town.

Thursday, 12 July, 2018

Does have an APP?

Every man and his proverbial dog has an app.... so why not
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Tuesday, 26 June, 2018

Condolences to the Mooiberge Zetler family

Jeffrey Zetler, of the famed Mooiberge strawberry farm on the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West succumbed to his injuries after an attack at his offices on Saturday 23 June 2018
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Monday, 4 June, 2018

Education, as ever, is key to promoting and selling wine

The Sommelier Association of South Africa (SASA) is slowly but surely making inroads in the education and hospitality sector
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Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

Condolences to Jean Luc Sweerts family

Rest in Peace, Jean Luc Sweerts, winemaker extraordinaire.
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Tuesday, 15 May, 2018

Linton Park really focussing on sustainability

Linton Park in Wellington showcases its wines and philosophy
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Thursday, 12 April, 2018

Sad news of Mike Kreft's passing

Very sad news to hear of Belfield's owner, Mike Kreft, passing away
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Monday, 26 March, 2018

Green fingers are developing at Compagniesdrift

I was delighted to discover that I could order veggies from the Compagniesdrift garden, so got myself onto their mailing list and I now receive a weekly list of their seasonal offerings. I've enjoyed their delicious butternut and gem squashes, so was keen to find out more about the garden.
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Friday, 9 March, 2018 goes mobi

"Most people access the internet via mobile," says Arthur Goldstuck, managing director of researchers World Wide Worx. Wine lovers are no different and we see almost 50% of's readership is from a mobile device and expect that number to grow
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