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Raka to go full volume at Oyster Festival

The popular Oyster, Wine and Food Festival has grown into one of the biggest autumn wine occasions in Gauteng.

29 May 2015 Raka (81) reads

Plaisir de Merle to host Winemaker's Table dinner

Join Cellar Master Neil Bester on 15 August 2015 at Plaisir de Merle where the gardens, manicured lawns and rolling vista of vines invite you to breathe in the elegance of yesteryear while experiencing superior quality and service.

29 May 2015 Plaisir de merle (219) reads

Boschendal offers “Winter Warming One Dish” Evening Meals

Boschendal Farm Estate, between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek recently announced a casual winter dinner programme of ‘No menu, one dish meals’ which give guests the chance to visit different venues for an evening meal over the course of each week.

29 May 2015 Boschendal (253) reads

Fleur du Cap crowned SA top red at 2015 Trophy Wine Show

Fleur du Cap has triumphed at the 2015 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show as Best Red Wine Overall and Best Shiraz, winning two trophies with a 2013 wine from the Bergkelder Selection.

29 May 2015 Fleur du Cap (317) reads

2015’s Bigwigs of Shiraz and Shiraz blends revealed

The results of the Shiraz SA Wine Challenge pretty much reflected the tendency of wine competitions to deliver some surprises while the usual regulars put in an appearance.

29 May 2015 Shiraz SA (352) reads

PYDA launches talent in the Cape Winelands

The Pinotage Youth Development Academy recently graduated its 2nd class of 25 students during a ceremony that took place at the Stellenbosch Town Hall. These graduates are entering the wine industry and related sectors as a group of work-ready, well-rounded, confident graduates, who are ready to be the change in the industry and their communities.

29 May 2015 PYDA (180) reads

Getting into Wine: How is it done, besides climbing into the tank?

Something rather odd has been happening to me lately in the wine aisles. An involuntary eyebrow raise, wide eyes and, at the worst of times, an aghast look ebbing across my face.

27 May 2015 Daisy Knowles (796) reads (2) comments