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Meet Danie Keulder, 2019 Diners Club Winemaker of the Year

Meet Danie Keulder, 2019 Diners Club Winemaker of the Year

Daniel Keulder from Ntida Wines has been named the 2019 Diners Club Winemaker of the Year for his 2017 Nitida Pinot Noir. This award is presented to the winemaker who produces a wine that the judging panel considers the best in a specified class. Keulder, who received...

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...

Why you should be drinking organic wine

Why you should be drinking organic wine

The organic wine sector is a relatively small one, accounting for only 3.6% of global consumption. But it’s a category that’s growing significantly each year. By Ali Devine     It’s estimated that by 2022 more than one billion bottles of organic wine will be...

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  • Siya Kolisi and Boity Thulo turned on the lights at this year’s 3rd annual Moët & Chandon Golden Tree Lighting Ceremony. For those who missed the opening ceremony, Moët & Chandon organised an additional Festive on Friday 6 December (today), which will include a Golden Tree lighting experience at 20:30. The Moët Golden Tree will be in the Silo District until 6 January🎄#moetchandon #moet #moetmomentct #winelandmedia
  • Congratulations to our #sadogsofwine competition. Hi-Paw 🐾 to Donovan Ackerman, cellar master at @ricketybwinery and his best friend Syrah. Syrah is an 18 month old #goldenretriever puppy. Let’s also congratulate Mila from @tierhoekwines and Lentil from @compagniesdrift who came in second and third respectively 🐶 🐕 🐾 #sadogsofwine #dogsofinstagram #goldenretriever #wine #winelandmedia
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  • From the deck of her own yacht, former Miss South Africa @amykcurd launched a limited edition Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) - called Amelia - from the Jan Harmsgat collection. Read full story here: bit.ly/35JXFzy

#mcc #sparklingwine #janharmsgat #amelia #winelandmedia #capetownsouthafrica #winestagram
  • Dutch wine tasting with @apostelhoeve @maronesse @dekleineschorre @dewijnmakers @domaindewijngaardsberg @wijngoedthorn @betuws_wijndomein
  • Judging at the #iwbc2019 about to start.
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  • Our December 2019 issue theme is ‘Wine Tourism’ with valuable insights into capitalising on the growing wine tourism in #southafrica. We also look at two new appointments at @originwines. Fresh off the press! Catch it while it’s hot!
  • Naples’ Michelin star-rated chef Alfonso Caputo, will host a fine dining experience at Montecasino from 22 – 24 November as part of the ‘Vino In Piazza – Wines of Italy’ event in Johannesburg. 
@vinoinpiazza is presented by the Consulate General of Italy in Johannesburg and endorsed by Italian Embassy of South Africa, the Italian Chamber of Commerce and the Italian Trade Commission. 
#winelovers and enthusiasts of Italian cuisine and culture can get their fill of la bella vita to experience an authentic taste of #italianlife 🇮🇹 🍷

#winetasting🍷 #vinotinto #vino #wineloversclub #italy🇮🇹 #alfonsocaputo #finedininglovers
  • Today we witnessed the launch of the first #newzealand #sauvignonblanc made exclusively for a #southafrican wine brand. @diemersdalwines #malborough SB is the brainchild of @thys.louw and made in co-lab with a winery in Malborough - on NZ’s #southisland. We discuss this wine and the recent demand for wine from the land of the long white cloud in our #Dec #newsletter issue. Don’t miss it! @emilewow @sauvignonblancsa

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