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Rare wines on offer at Strauss & Co's inaugural Fine Wine Auction
Rare wines on offer at Strauss & Co's inaugural Fine Wine AuctionArticle

Strauss & Co's inaugural Fine Wine Auction, to be held in partnership with online wine merchant, Wine Cellar and distinguished sommelier, Higgo Jacobs, takes place at 3pm on Saturday 8 June 2019 at Strauss & Co's offices in Johannesburg when a selection of the finest South African wines will be offered.

15 May 2019

Newly launched Wine & Food Tourism Awards 2019 now open for nominations
Newly launched Wine & Food Tourism Awards 2019 now open for nominationsArticle

Currently, in its fourth year, the annual Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference will now be known as the Wine & Food Tourism Conference. This year's event, which will take place 18 September 2019 at Spier near Stellenbosch, will introduce the inaugural...

2 Apr 2019

SA wine praised at International Association of Sommeliers Cape Town session
SA wine praised at International Association of Sommeliers Cape Town sessionArticle

South African Sommelier Association leads the way in Africa, says Association de la Sommellerie International...

6 Feb 2019

Tanqueray and Ginologist Floral Gin triumph at Lifestyle Gin Awards
Tanqueray and Ginologist Floral Gin triumph at Lifestyle Gin AwardsArticle

Ginologist Floral Gin and Tanqueray came out on top at the Sunday Times Lifestyle Gin Awards, presented in partnership with Makro and Fitch & Leedes...

23 Oct 2018

Finalists revealed for Sunday Times Lifestyle Gin Awards
Finalists revealed for Sunday Times Lifestyle Gin AwardsArticle

The eight finalists for the Sunday Times Lifestyle Gin Awards have been announced, whittled down by the judging panel from 74 local and international entries...

18 Sep 2018

Jo Wessels named SA's Best Sommelier 2018
Jo Wessels named SA's Best Sommelier 2018Article

Bloemfontein's Jo Wessels has claimed the title of SA's Best Sommelier in this year's Moët Best Sommelier competition, hosted by the South African Sommelier Association.

12 Sep 2018

Judges with Candidate Chefs in Cape Town. From left to right: Capsicum Culinary Studio’s Julietta e Silva, Megan Angus (Woodview Wagyu & Angus Beef), Craig Cormack (Celebrity Chef), Marieta Human (Hospitality Consultant), and Chief Judge Heinz Brunner (Honorary President of the South African Chefs Association, past Vice-Chairman of the World Body of Chefs and team manager of the Culinary Olympics team)
Fifth Distell Inter Hotel Challenge around the cornerArticle

The Distell Inter Hotel Challenge, labelled the 'Oscars of the hotel world', which celebrates its fifth anniversary, has become a red-letter annual event on the hotel industry calender...

3 Aug 2017

An explosion of colour erupts at Bot River this Spring
An explosion of colour erupts at Bot River this SpringArticle

In celebration of the awakening of nature in all its forms, the annual Bot River Spring Weekend will be taking place in the Overberg town between 1 to 3 September 2017, and will feature a kaleidoscope of wine, food and genuine, country-style fun.

21 Jul 2017

Calling all sommeliers for SA's Best Young Sommelier competition
Calling all sommeliers for SA's Best Young Sommelier competitionArticle

To empower the next generation of professional sommeliers, the South African Sommelier Association (SASA) in association with Moët & Chandon introduces the Best Young Sommerlier competition, with entries now open until 29 July 2017.

21 Jul 2017

The Cape Legends & Artisan Spirits Inter Hotel Challenge
Inter-hotel challenge intrigue at the Vineyard HotelArticle

Standing on the grass outside the Vineyard's conference centre, we sipped Pongrácz brut and early cups of cappuccino to ward off the autumnal chill, while an excited buzz grew on the night of the finale regional launch of the Cape Legends & Artisan Spirits Inter Hotel Challenge 2017...

Leigh Andrews 3 Apr 2017

A good year for Chenin Blanc
A good year for Chenin BlancArticle

The Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge uncovered that pure fruit, more texture, greater structure, versatility and pushed boundaries is what Chenin Blanc is all about...

25 Aug 2016

Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge winners
Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge winnersArticle

On Friday 29 July, the fourth annual Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge took place at the Belmond Mount Nelson. The national initiative, decribed as the 'hotel Oscars', saw 23 hotels from the Cape to Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal participating.

1 Aug 2016

Very rare wines at Nederburg Charity Auction
Very rare wines at Nederburg Charity AuctionArticle

The Nederburg Charity Auction is offering a feast of very rare and historic maiden vintages in September this year when a number of extremely valuable wines go under the hammer...

20 Aug 2015

Inaugural awards for the best 'Sommeliers' Selection'
Inaugural awards for the best 'Sommeliers' Selection'Article

The inaugural 'Sommeliers' Selection' is a wine and craft beer competition judged solely by a panel of South Africa's top sommeliers, in categories moulded around that of a 'perfect wine list'...

2 Feb 2015

Exceptional wine service from Bollinger award winner
Exceptional wine service from Bollinger award winnerArticle

The Bollinger Exceptional Wine Service Award, a joint initiative between Vinimark The Wine Company and The Reciprocal Wine Trading Company, has announced this year's winner, Gareth Ferreira...

12 Nov 2014

Finalists of Bollinger Exceptional Wine Service Award selected
Finalists of Bollinger Exceptional Wine Service Award selectedArticle

The finalists for the 2014 Bollinger Exceptional Wine Service Award have been selected and are ready for the finals on 6 October at Ellerman House...

12 Sep 2014

2013 Bollinger Exceptional Wine Service Award winner
2013 Bollinger Exceptional Wine Service Award winnerArticle

Kayetan Meissner, sommelier at Bosman's Restaurant at the Grande Roche Hotel in Paarl, is the winner of the Bollinger Exceptional Wine Service Award 2013.

4 Nov 2013

Finalists of Bollinger wine service award
Finalists of Bollinger wine service awardArticle

Runner-up of The Bollinger Exceptional Wine Service Award 2012, Kayetan Meissner will be competing against Barry Scholfield and Xolani Mancotywa.

23 Aug 2013

12 nations to compete in WOSA Sommelier Cup contests
12 nations to compete in WOSA Sommelier Cup contestsArticle

Wines of South Africa (WOSA) is once again staging a contest to find the sommelier amongst 12 competing nations with the best knowledge of South African wines.

12 Jun 2013

WOSA Sommelier Cup opens for entries
WOSA Sommelier Cup opens for entriesArticle

The 2013 WOSA Sommelier Cup has opened for entries in the 12 participating countries - the US, Canada, the UK, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Russia, China and Hong Kong, which is also serving as the centre for all other Asian nations.

6 Jun 2013

Cape Legends supports inaugural Inter Hotel ChallengeArticle

Cape Legends is donating wine and prizes and funding the overseas travel of the challenge winner in the début Inter Hotel Challenge, aimed at promoting mentorship and advancing the transfer of skills within the Western Cape hotel and tourism industries. The South African Chefs Academy (SACA) and Showcook.com are running the social responsibility initiative.

3 Jun 2013

Top 100 SA Wines competition - Elgin Vintners takes two awards
Top 100 SA Wines competition - Elgin Vintners takes two awardsArticle

The 2012 Top 100 SA Wines competition, an objective, independent and professional rating of South Africa's finest wines, announced its winners late last week. The Elgin Vintners Shiraz 2008 was judged one of the Top 100 wines and received a Best Value award.

24 Apr 2012

12 newcomers to Nederburg Auction line-up
12 newcomers to Nederburg Auction line-upArticle

Joining the original five participants, Delheim, Groot Constantia, Overgaauw, Simonsig and Nederburg and the other 56 wineries at the Nederburg Auction line-up this year are 12 newcomers, rigorously handpicked by the auction selection panel, when a selection of just over 150 of South Africa's best local vintages will be sold on 28-29 September 2012.

11 Apr 2012

Semi-finalists for wine service award named
Semi-finalists for wine service award namedArticle

The recently formed South African Sommelier Association (SASA) is fully behind The Bollinger Exceptional Wine Service Award, which will be held in early August 2011 in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Some of its members will be judges at the competition, which has announced the ten semi-finalists for this year.

19 Jul 2011

New Platter's South African Wines 2011 available
New Platter's South African Wines 2011 availableArticle

Platter's South African Wines 2011, the South African wine guide, is a new "green" issue containing news, reviews and ratings of more than 800 producers and brands, including 58 newcomers, and more than 6000 local wines.

19 Nov 2010

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