Celebrate local talent at the FNB Mpumalanga Wine Show

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After dazzling wine enthusiasts in the sunshine province for several years, the FNB Mpumalanga Wine Show will be returning to Emnotweni on 7 and 8 April.

The show features some of South Africa’s best- and lessor-known wines in a relaxed environment that savours wine-making talent. From sparklings to reds, whites and rosés, everyone’s favourite variety is sure to be featured.

“The FNB Mpumalanga Wine Show has been a tremendous success over the years and this year’s event promises to be equally delightful,” said CEO of FNB Private…
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Celebrating 35 Vintages of Pinot Noir

Hamilton Russell Vineyards in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley.

Hamilton Russell Vineyards in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley.

There aren’t many properties in South Africa that can proudly invite you to celebrate their 35th vintage of Pinot noir, so when the invitation from Hamilton Russell Vineyards landed in my inbox, I jumped at the chance. The Hamilton Russells do things in style, and this event was certainly getting people talking.
Anthony and Olive Hamilton Russell have a wonderful brand of wine marketing. They will never try to sell you a bottle of their wine. They…
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De Bos wines – easy drinking over the festive season

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Corlea Fourie, winemaker Bosman Family Vineyards. Image by Peartree Photography.

Wines from Bosman Family Vineyards are certainly not new to the South African wine scene. The family is in its 8th generation of the wine business with the history of the farm in Wellington, dating back to 1699. But the wine brand De Bos is something of a newcomer and definitely one worth trying this festive season. Like all good wines, there is a story behind the making of…
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Delaire Graff Estate represents South African wine

The beautiful Delaire Graff Estate in Stellenbosch.

The beautiful Delaire Graff Estate in Stellenbosch.

South Africa held its own at the at the 2016 Great Wine Capitals Global Network Best of Wine Tourism Awards with Stellenbosch’s Delaire Graff Estate epitomising the best of local wine.

After being named the overall South African winner, Delaire Graff joined wineries from around the world as representatives of the best wine that the countries have to offer.

The event took place in Bilbao, Spain and saw Delaire Graff nab first place in…
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The Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide

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Warwick Wine Estate in Stellenbosch.

Thursday night last week, 29 October 2015, saw the Oscars of the wine industry unfold – The Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2016 was releasing its results. Over 200 wine industry personalities waited with baited breath as the prestigious 5-star award winners were announced.

The Platter Wine Guide was started in 1980 by wine legends John and Erica Platter who rated all the wines in the Cape at the time. Back then it was a thin and skinny booklet as the industry was…
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South African Airways makes a proudly South African commitment to promote locally made wine

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JOHANNESBURG, 15 September 2015 – South African Airways, the national flag carrier, has taken a bold and proudly South African step to promote locally made wine.

“South Africa is one of the world’s top producers of quality wine, from its wonderful red Shirazes, crisp Chenin Blancs to stunning sparkling Méthode Cap Classiques (MCC). SA annually exports millions of litres of wine to key markets across the globe.

“While we cannot source locally made aircraft or locally produced jet fuel, we are in the privileged position to be able to offer our…
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