In a showstopping moment, The Tangram Restaurant at Durbanville Hills Winery has been awarded South Africa’s Best Restaurant at the 2023 Restaurant Week.
The only international competition that awards the quality of unbranded wines has once again been held within the framework of the WBWE, which is the major trade fair for the wine business currently taking place in Amsterdam.
The winners of the 2023 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year awards were announced at a black-tie gala dinner at the Five Star Arabella Hotel & Spa on Saturday, 18 November, with Tertius Boshoff (Stellenrust Wines) and Nongcebo Langa (Delheim Wines) claiming top trophy honours respectively.
A burst of confetti at Cape Town’s GrandWest Grand Arena on Sunday 19 November concluded the much-anticipated 2023 Eat Out Woolworths Restaurant Awards ceremony, where over 800 guests gathered to celebrate South Africa’s culinary excellence.
The eagerly awaited 2024 edition of South Africa’s original and still favourite wine adviser, Platter’s Guide, is here, with a rich, luxurious cover colour that evokes the unique pleasure of drinking truly fine wine.
In its best showing in the 44-year history of South Africa's iconic Platter's Guide to the country's wine offerings, Diemersdal Estate in Durbanville secured six five-star ratings in the 2024 Guide that has just been released.
South Africa’s public allies and warriors for reporting the truth have been unveiled, as the regional finalists in the Vodacom Journalist of the Year competition are revealed for 2023.
Weltevrede Calcrete, De Wetshof Calcrete, Rietvallei Calcrete, Excelsior Calcrete, Van Loveren Calcrete. And more will follow from future vintages. Some will mention Chardonnay with Calcrete on the label, others will merely state Calcrete, confident that in time everyone will know Calcrete is unwooded Chardonnay, but not just any unwooded Chardonnay.
Government clarifies incorrect media reporting about the AgriBEE requirements for agricultural exports to the European and UK markets
The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform, and Rural Development recently published two gazettes outlining the procedure for exports from SACU and Mozambique to the EU and the UK, respectively, to take advantage of preferential Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) for certain agricultural and agro-processed products.
The International Wine Education Centre (IWEC), Africa’s leading provider of the internationally-recognised Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) wine courses is celebrating this week as 8 graduates bask in the glory of completing their WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines qualification. The graduation ceremony will take place on Thursday 23rd November at Auslese in Cape Town.
Exactly ten years after the establishment of the wine estate Benguela Cove near Hermanus, it now triumphed by taking the standout Vertex award among 1 247 selected entries at the 2023 Veritas Awards with its 2019 Joie de Vivre Cap Classique.
After the Springbok win this weekend, we have some more exciting news: the Winemag Prescient Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, AND Winery of the Year 2023 reports have been released.