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Platter 5 Star Wines announced

BREAKING NEWS: The Platter 2015 wine guide announces it's 5 Star wines and Winery of the Year! more
Absa Top 10 Pinotages
Rijk’s from Tulbagh wins record 9th Absa Top 10 Pinotage trophy more
Review - Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Wines 2014
Food24 Wine Editor, Cathy Marston gives the low-down on wines and spirits that will be on offer. more
Robert Redford raves about South African Chenin Blanc
The Hollywood star says he has never experienced white wine like it. more
WATCH this hipster hijacking drama for a bottle of beer
The limited edition Garagista beer has caused some uproar amongst mustache combing crowds. more
Wines for Sunday roasts
Your Sunday roast wine guide to each meaty dish. more
Winter-warming fortified wines
Our wine editor shares some fortified wine wisdom. more
How to start drinking wine
Our wine editor shares crucial steps easing you into enjoying wine. more
Top 10 Cabernet Sauvignon guide
South Africa's top 10 Cabernet Sauvignons according to the Christian Eedes report. more
Anything but Cabernet!
5 unusual red wines. more
The Krone Borealis 2010 is not an MCC
One of SA's best loved bubblies is not what it claims to be. more
SA's Top 20 Wineries - why can't big be best?
Cathy Marston thinks there are some glaring omissions. more
Sparkling wines for warmer weather
Cathy Marston shares 10 bubblies for the new season. more
Orange wine
Just when you thought you knew everything about wine, here’s a new shade, a new term and a new style for you! more
New champagne glass moulded on Kate Moss's breasts
Kate Moss's breasts have been on display many times; now you can sip Champagne from them. more
De Grendel Op die Berg Chardonnay 2013
New De Grendel wine comes in from the cold. more
What’s a balanced wine?
Our wine editor explains in easy-to-understand terms, what makes a wine balanced. more
SA winemaker receives international Lifetime Achievement Award
Charles Back Receives IWC Lifetime Achievement Award. more
How to find good-value wines
A guide to good value wines curated by our valuable wine editor. more
The Checkers Wine Route – full of delicious surprises
Enjoy a taste sensation around every corner of the Checkers Wine Route, with our unique Odd Bins range and authentic ports from Portugal. more
Take your palate on a journey of taste with Wines of the World
Enjoy the finest wines from the world’s foremost wine-producing regions with Checkers' Wines of the World collection. more
Top champagne spots in Joburg
Sharing some top notch spots in Joburg to sip some bubbly. more
Celebrity turned winemaker Elana Afrika Wine
Elana Afrika is the hottest new winemaker in town more
Top 10 fireside reds
Wines you should be curling up on the rug with this weekend. more
Over 60 wines on promotion at Checkers
Discover the finest local and international flavours from Checkers’ Wine Route with over 60 wines from leading estates on promotion now. more

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