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Christian Eedes

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Topical pic: Mulderbosch Chardonnay 2008 rates Five Stars in Platter’s 2011…

...and the Barrel Fermented 2008 doesn’t. The way that Platter’s works is that all wines are tasted sighted (labels exposed), except for those nominated...

Topical pic: Peace and happiness in the Strydom household

In what must surely be unprecedented in the 31-year history of Platter’s, husband and wife Louis and Rianie Strydom were each responsible for wines...

Topical pic: Shannon Mount Bullet 2008 only Merlot to rate Five...

Mount Bullet 2008 from Elgin property Shannon Vineyards is the only example of Merlot to achieve Five Stars in Platter’s 2011, and the first...

Topical pic: Nedeburg is Platter’s 2011 Winery of the Year

The Winery of the Year award in the annual Platter’s guide is the personal selection of editor Philip van Zyl, after considering a variety...

Platter’s 2011: Wines rated Five Stars

The 2011 edition of Platter’s South African Wine Guide was launched yesterday, featuring over 6 000 wines from more than 800 producers, including 58...

Zonnebloem Limited Edition Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Rick’s Café Americain in Gardens, Cape Town offers casual dining for trendy inner-city 20- and 30-somethings. The products of producer-wholesaler Distell feature heavily on...

Top wines at RMB WineX Sandton

RMB WineX Sandton, which took place at the Sandton Convention Centre between 27 and 29 October, attracted 14 500 visitors compared to just over...

Orange River Cellars Colombard 2010

The problem with South African wine writing is that nobody’s prepared to make really big calls. A bunch of my colleagues went up to...