If you’re keen to be spotted at the coolest parties around, find a TOPS at SPAR event happening in a city near you

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Each year TOPS at SPAR hosts several events around the country. 

See below for the latest news from our recent events.

Keeping you safe at TOPS at SPAR Wine Show

We have a number of initiatives in place to ensure responsible alcohol consumption and safe driving practices at all of our events.

What’s in a glass?

Does the glass you drink from really matter when it comes to wine?

Weird and wonderful wine pairings that work... but shouldn't

​You can't say that anything goes when it comes to wine pairing because there are rules. Fat goes with acid, bitter goes with sweet and so it goes on.

Welcome to WINEderland!

The TOPS at SPAR Wine Show welcomes you to WINEderland where the stars are red, white and wild! Durban kicks off the 2019 national tour to present its 14th spectacular “pourformance” of South Africa’s most loved wines and bubbl...

​Que Syrah Shiraz

Whether you're an absolute novice or a suburban sommelier, an encounter with the Syrah/Shiraz situation can leave you cross-eyed. Here are a few quick facts to help you next time.

​Ask a Sommelier!

If you enjoy your wine, you probably have a few questions you would like to ask a Sommelier. We’ve asked expert sommelier Joakim Blackadder of SOMM Hospitality Enterprises in Stellenbosch to get his expert opinion and help us a...

Have a Cabernet Franc

​“Have a Cabernet Franc” is good advice, even if your name isn't Frank. 

The Art of Ageing Gracefully

Just as the farmer waits for the grapes to ripen and the winemaker waits for his vats to mature, so must we wait to enjoy the resulting bottle of wine at just the right time. But just how long is that precisely? 

​Five common wine myths busted

The best wines are…old, expensive, come in bottles with corks, have fancy names and even fancier labels, and should never, ever, even catch a glimpse of a block of ice.  You’ve no doubt heard these stories before, but which one...

Chocolate and wine – a match made in heaven!

Find out how to pair chocolate and SA wines at the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show .