Book title: Platter’s South African Wines 2011
Editor: Philip van Zyl
Publisher: Andrew McDowell
Hermanus, South Africa 2011
ISBN: 9780958450690 (South Africa)
ISBN: 978-3-941602-56-4 (Deutschland)
Hardcover, 11x20 cm, 607 pages, several map inserts, colour photos and tables, English
Platter's, South Africa's favourite wine guide, is back with a new 2011 edition packed with news, reviews and ratings of more than 800 producers and brands, including 58 newcomers, and well over 6,000 locally grown wines. Uniquely comprehensive Platter’s Guide to South African Wines 2011 also packs extensive information on where to go and what to do in wine country.
Dining, accommodation and tasting options are covered in detail, along with many and diverse winery amenities, attractions and activities. GPS co-ordinates, easy-to-use maps and quick look-up tables provide invaluable aides for visitors planning their own wine land tours, while for those in search of a guided experience, listings of specialised wine tour operators offer a variety of alternatives.
Fully updated notes on the major winegrowing regions, grape varieties, winemaking styles, wine tasting terms, and the major wine competitions and awards, as well as listings of fine-wine stockists and wine education providers country-wide, round out the wide-ranging Platter’s offering.