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Top Wine SA – Guide to Best of the Cape Winelands

Your go-to for South Africa’s top-rated wines, best-value wines, top wine events calendar, wine route tips and wine news headlines. Home of the SA Wine & Cellar Classifications and the Top Wine SA Hall of Fame, keeping tabs on the best track records of the country’s leading wines as judged by panels of experts locally and internationally. Directories of the top SA wine producers and where to eat and/or stay on the top farms, among the vines. Plus a mini encyclopaedia when it comes to grape varieties, wine terms, food and wine pairing as well as memorable wine quotes. Contact info.

Mike Froud – Wordsmith, Wine Lover

Freelance editor/writer with over 30 years experience in print and online publishing. Based in Cape Town, editor of Top Wine SA, manager of the South African Wine & Cellar Classifications and tour guide for those wanting an exclusive, personalised experience of Wine SA without the pretentiousness. Author of the book My WineRoute South Africa, published by MapStudio. Editor of South Africa’s Pinotage Wine Guide and the Icons book showcasing results of the Trophy Wine Show. Previously editor of regional newspapers in Johannesburg, founding editor of South Africa’s WINE magazine, Pocket Guide to Wines & Cellars, Best Value Wine Guide and Winelands Map Book.

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Andrew Minter – BI/IT Consultant, Wine Lover

Andrew Minter

Business Intelligence (BI) and Information Technology (IT) consultant with over 15 years experience in the BI and IT industries. Providing services across multiple functions, from business process management and business strategy, to solution analysis and design, to project and program management, to basic level development. Contributing to businesses reaching their goals and objectives. Previously with MGM Consulting Partners GmbH, MGM EDV-Beratung GmbH and Hewlett-Packard as a business analyst, project manager and then team leader – Global Business Intelligence Team Lead for Hewlett-Packard before registering the company Minter Consulting AB based in Stockholm, Sweden.

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