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Sound and thunder – what to make of the proliferation of...

Another measure of SA wine’s coming of age is the vast number of personalities and ventures seeking to deliver commentary and criticism. Inevitably, it’s only...

Platter’s 2018 – trying to be all things to all people?

So the 2018 edition of Platter’s South African Wine Guide is out – 111 wines out of over 8 000 wines featured rating 5...

Platter’s 2018

Major achievers in Platter’s 2018: White Wine of the Year: The Foundry Grenache Blanc 2015 Red Wine of the Year: Nederburg Two Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Dessert...

Tim James: Platter’s and the need for an organ of record

For some people, Platter’s South African Wine Guide is mostly a useful set of addresses and maps. For others (more, I trust) it’s a...

Platter’s 2017

Major achievers in Platter’s 2017: White Wine of the Year: Stellenrust 51 Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2015 Red Wine of the Year: The Winery of Good...

Tim James: On being a taster for Platter’s

I’m so used to people thinking that tasting wines for Platter’s’s can only be a drunken, hedonistic delight that I was greatly pleased the...

Richard Kershaw Elgin Syrah 2013

There’s a song by American rock band Queens of the Stone Age called “Feel Good Hit of the Summer” and the same might equally...

Meerlust Pinot Noir 2015

While the 2016 edition of Platter’s has yet to review the 2014 vintage of Meerlust Pinot Noir let alone the 2015, last year’s wine...