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The South African wine industry is known for its dynamic and innovative approach as well as its top notch wines and young, creative winemakers.

The industry is progressing and changing at speed, as South Africa is increasingly recognised for premium wines and world-class wine tourism. Read all the latest news from Wines of South Africa...

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Like cycling? Win in a Cervelo road bike with Nederburg

By Admin | 6 December 2018

One of South Africa's leading wine producers, Nederburg has invested £1million in its cycling partnership with Team Dimension Data (TDD) who ride for South African Non-Profit Qhubeka.

The sponsorship, launched in 2016, helps to raise funds to help move people in Africa forward with bicycles. With bicycles, people can travel faster and further, and simply carry more. 

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The 2019 Platter's by Diners Club is launched

By Admin | 6 November 2018

The much anticipated launch of the 2019 Platter Guide took place last night. A total of 90 wines achieved the coveted 5 star accolade and the Winery of the Year award has expanded to become a trio gongs, each saluting excellence in South African wine-making.

The Newcomer Winery of the Year recognises the winery that records the best results as a first-time participant in the guide. This honour went to Erika Obermeyer Wines, with two Five Star wines on debut.

The Top Performing Winery of the Year award went to Mullineux, who are no strangers to Platter’s accolades, having won Winery of the Year twice previously. In the new guide Mullineux has achieved a remarkable four Five Star wines plus a Wine of the Year.

Finally, the Editor’s Award for 2019 goes to Newton Johnson Vineyards, as editor Philip van Zyl’s personal commendation of this family venture’s consistently superb quality over a range of styles of wine.

For more information and to find out which wines recieved 5 stars, click here

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South African Airways wins UK ‘Best African Airline’ award

By Admin | 24 October 2018

South African Airways has once again scooped the ‘Best African Airline’ Award at the Business Traveller Awards 2018. This is the 12th consecutive year that SAA has won the accolade, adding to a line-up of awards the airline has received this year.

This award follows South African Airways being voted the leading digital e-learning and brand immersion airline course last week by members of the travel industry.

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From Jamie Goode

Jamie Goode

There's been a lot of talk of late about the potential of buying South Africa's fine wines as investments. This is a completely new development, and it's not without its sceptics. But many think the fact that it is being talked about suggests that South Africa's top wines have come of age.   Wine investment is nothing new. The classic well-to-do English wine connoisseur would typically buy more Bordeaux en primeur (the process by which the top wines are offered in the spring following the vintage as futures, before they are even bottled) than he or she needed. Typically, between buying the wines and drinking them, the value of the wines would have increased, so they would sell off some of their wine and, if they were lucky, drink for free.

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In Susan's glass

I fell in love with South Africa and the wines a few years ago. The recent MasterChef UK final took me right back to a holiday I had there. They went to the same Game Reserve that we stayed at and we also went to Reuben Riffel's restaurant in Franschhoek the night before my friends wedding - it was great to see Reuben as a guest judge too! Watching that episode seemed like the perfect excuse to open this beautiful bottle of Semillon from Boekenhoutskloof. What a delicious wine! 

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