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PYDA celebrates its class of 2019

PYDA celebrates its class of 2019

The Pinotage Youth Development Academy (PYDA) celebrated its graduates in Stellenbosch on Friday 15 November. The PYDA offers a year-long work readiness programme for students to prepare them for employment within the wine and tourism and fruit sector. Students have...
Entries for the best young wine writer now open

Entries for the best young wine writer now open

Entries are now open for the 2019 Veritas Young Wine Writers Competition of the South African National Wine Show Association (SANWSA), which aims to identify exciting new voices in the wine industry. Now in its seventh year, this competition – in collaboration with...
Journalists scoop awards at 2019 RDMAs

Journalists scoop awards at 2019 RDMAs

The winners of the 9th Diageo Responsible Drinking Media Awards (RDMAs) were announced at an awards ceremony held at Four Seasons Westcliff Hotel in Johannesburg on 3 October. Hosted by 702 Talk Radio host, Eusebius McKaiser, the RDMAs recognised journalists and media...
The #SADogsofWine competition is back!

The #SADogsofWine competition is back!

We love dogs. Period. Wherever wine is made, you’re likely to find a loyal  canine snoozing in the cellar or roaming the vineyard. Go on, post your best pet pic or selfie via social media. Tag @WineLandSA and use the hashtag #SADogsofWine to be eligable for the prize....
Q&A with Gregory Mutambe: It’s a Somm’s Life

Q&A with Gregory Mutambe: It’s a Somm’s Life

There’s been talk about sommeliers reaching a glass ceiling in South Africa. But Gregory Mutambe, head sommelier at the 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa, says being a sommelier is still a lucrative (and promising) career choice.     Does working as a sommelier...