Editor's Weekly Wrap #2

Editor's Weekly Wrap #2
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Awards season is here, which means we are inundated with many a press release on wineries achieving phenomenal results and flying the flag high for SA. Time flies when you're winning gold, so let's recap the week in a snippet.

Platter's by Diners Club Wine Guide

In what proved to be an interesting week, Platter's had made their annual announcement of their rating of five stars in the new 2022 edition. The 234 wines that achieve this distinction in the 2022 edition cover the full spectrum of winemaking styles and approaches across 28 different categories. Red and White Blends are the biggest classes, as in previous editions, with 46 and 27 individual labels respectively. Chenin Blanc, which has made remarkable strides in terms of quality in recent years, is the next-biggest category, with 27 exceptional wines. Read the full article HERE

In the news 

ASI has announced the finalists for the ASI Best Sommelier contest. With the finals taking place today, we would like to wish Jo Wessels the very best of luck! GO SA! To learn more about the ASI Best Sommelier of Europe & Africa contest visit: www.asi.info/contests

Chamonix, the award-winning wine estate in Franschhoek, has been purchased by Fredensborg Property Investments SA (Pty) Ltd, a South-African subsidiary of the Norwegian real estate company Fredensborg 1994. Read the full article HERE.

With unmasked wine drinkers now the norm rather than the exception at China’s bars, Australia’s tariff headache has turned out to be South Africa's gain. Recent figures from Wines of SA show South African wines gaining ground in the Chinese market, as was expected after diplomatic rows between Australia and China saw tariffs of up to 212% slapped on Australian wines. These tariffs, combined with cumulative years of promotional effort from the SA wine industry and the current state of the Chinese economy, couldn’t have come at a better time. Read the full article HERE

Taste, See and Explore in the Winelands

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SHOP - It's the most wonderful time of the year! 

We're counting down to the end of the year in style. Our Gift Catalogue is the most coveted selection of the year. Be memorable and send the perfect gift for that special loved one for Valentine's Day, Birthday, as a Corporate Gift to say thank you. Get it delivered with a message anywhere in South Africa. A wonderful collection of South Africa's great wines for you to choose from. Click HERE to add to your cart for the festive season. 

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