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Platter’s 2016

Major achievers in Platter’s 2016: Winery of the Year Mullineux & Leeux Family Wines White Wine of the Year Warwick The White Lady Chardonnay 2014 Red Wine of the...

Platter’s 2013

Major achievers in Platter's 2013: Winery of the Year Chamonix Superquaffer of the Year Muratie Melck’s Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 White Wine of the Year Paul Cluver Noble Late Harvest...

Platter’s 2012: Wines rated 5 Stars

45 wines out of a total of 140 nominated have earned a rating of 5 Stars in Platter’s 2012 (compared to 58 out of...

Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2008

Apologies for the lack of postings recently but the deadline for Platter’s 2012 draws ever closer. Plenty of philosophical conundrums along the way. When...

Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh 2005

The fifth annual Wine Judging Academy run by Wine magazine in conjunction with leading wine critic Michael Fridjhon was held this past weekend, its...

Interview with Eben Sadie

Hardly have we finished exchanging greetings and Eben Sadie, responsible for the acclaimed Swartland wines Columella and Palladius says “I’m not interested in winemaking...

Hartenberg The Mackenzie 2007 vs. Vilafonté Series C 2007

On Sunday, lunch spent drinking Platter’s 2011 5-Star laureate The Mackenzie 2007 at the Hartenberg Fête de la Fleur; yesterday a chance to examine...

Topical pic: The hippy hippy shake

“If this doesn’t sell wine, then nothing well,” says Rudiger Gretschel, chief winemaker of wine producer wholesaler Vinimark, responsible for the biodynamic certified Reyneke...