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Toast Spring with vibrant Pongrácz Rosé

Spring is all about vitality, rebirth and reawakening to life’s little pleasures such as toasting the season with Pongrácz Rosé, the luxurious Cap Classique with its captivating blush.
2 September 2014
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Outstanding wines and local fare at Elim Wine & Food Celebration

Spoil your whole family with a day of outdoor activities and taste exceptional wines from nine inspiring Cape South Coast wineries at the 3rd Elim Wine & Food Celebration on Saturday, 11 October.
2 September 2014
Jackie Rabe
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Ideal Micro-Climate Regions Garner Young Wine Success

Decades of sourcing the ideal micro-climate regions for the production of quality vineyards with unique character is paying off and was evident at the annual SA Young Wine Show, the oldest wine competition in South Africa giving recognition to remarkable wines in its first year of production.
2 September 2014
SA Young Wine Show
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Spier wins the BASA Chairman’s Premier Award

On Monday, 25 August, Spier was awarded the Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) Chairman’s Premier Award. This award is made at the discretion of the BASA Chairman and recognises sustained and extraordinary commitment to the arts in South Africa.
2 September 2014
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Perdeberg ranked Top 10 in the Standard Bank/Chenin Blanc Top Ten Challenge 2014

Results of the inaugural Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge, convened by the producer body known as the Chenin Blanc Association, were announced on Wednesday evening, 27 August 2014.
2 September 2014
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How wine and exercise can hold the key to a longer life

Have a glass of wine with dinner - but afterwards swap that coffee for a cup of tea, if you want to live longer, heart experts have pronounced
2 September 2014
Laura Donnelly, Independent
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SAA Wine Selection Gets Underway

The annual wine selection is one of SAA’s most hallowed traditions and one that we—and the industry—take seriously.
2 September 2014
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Benguela Cove and the Botriver Spring Festival 2014

Benguela Cove will be celebrating in true spectacular fashion by hosting two events in honour of the Spring Festival.
1 September 2014
Kevin Kroese
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Gauteng Taste of Africa Experience to ignite flavour at the 10th Soweto Wine Festival

Gauteng Tourism is bringing the ‘Gauteng Taste of Africa Dining Experience’ to the 10th TOPS at SPAR Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival (4-6 September) giving festival goers the chance to taste world-class cuisine available in Soweto and at the Maboneng Precinct.
1 September 2014
TOPS at SPAR Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival
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Win tickets for the Pinotage on Tap Festival

Diemersfontein brings Pinotage On Tap Tour to Cape Town on the 11th October 2013 and you can be a part of it!
1 September 2014
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Do wine brands limit wine education ?

Wine producers have a decision to make with their wine. Label it as a straight varietal (if it contains more than 85% of any one), add a brand name to the varietal, or just display a brand name. Thus you have ‘Cabernet Sauvignon’, ‘Five Generations Cabernet Sauvignon’ or ‘Chateau Libertas’.
1 September 2014
Dave March
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Get your veg out!

Whether you're doing it for the animals or to be healthy, here's some yummy veggie options to make your week tasty. You're welcome.
1 September 2014
Shante Hutton
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