Interview with JP Rossouw - Publisher of the Platter's South African Wine Guide

Interview with JP Rossouw – Publisher of the Platter’s South African Wine Guide

We are excited to announce the launch of the Official Platter's Guide Wine Experience in partnership with with JP Rossouw, the publisher of Platter's South African Wine Guide & Rossouw's Restaurant Guide. This is in perfect timing with the launch of the 2017 Guide and means that guests can now taste some of the most amazing wines... Read more »

Cinsault Higgo Jacobs' Top 10 South African Cinsaults

Higgo Jacobs’ Top 10 South African Cinsaults

Guest Explorer: Higgo Jacobs A law graduate from Stellenbosch, Higgo was lured into the wine industry after his studies, and what was meant to be a sabbatical ended up as a way of life. Certified with the Court of Master Sommeliers, Higgo consults to various establishments; judges on wine competitions and publications locally and abroad,... Read more »

Higgo-Jacobs-top-6-unwooded-chardonnays

Higgo Jacobs’ Top 6 South African Unwooded Chardonnays

Higgo Jacobs A law graduate from Stellenbosch, Higgo was lured into the wine industry after his studies, and what was meant to be a sabbatical ended up as a way of life. Certified with the Court of Master Sommeliers, Higgo consults to various establishments; judges on wine competitions and publications locally and abroad, and tries... Read more »

Interview with hanneli rupert

Interview with Hanneli Rupert from Okapi & Merchants on Long

We are excited to announce the launch of our Insider Shopping Safari, which brings together some of the most incredible insider shopping experiences in the Western Cape, led by a personal shopper. One of the most exciting additions to this exclusive experience is the curated retail store, Merchants on Long. We sat down with shop... Read more »

top 10 tasting room etiquette tips

Top 10 South African Wine Tasting Room Etiquette Tips

  At Explore Sideways we often get asked for advice on tasting room etiquette when visiting South Africa. After living and visiting other wine growing regions it’s safe to say that some rules are globally universal and others are specific to the Cape winelands. Not to worry, we’ve compiled the 10 most important etiquette tips... Read more »