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Launched in 2006, The TOPS at SPAR Wine Show has quickly risen to become South Africa’s favourite consumer wine event.   Celebrating it’s 15-year anniversary in 2020, the show has grown consistently, becoming one of the most popular events for South African wine lovers.

Today, The TOPS at SPAR Wine Show finds itself in seven cities across South Africa; Cape Town, Johannesburg,  Pretoria, Port Elizabeth,  East London, Nelspruit and Durban. Find out more
 

Durban TOPS at SPAR Wine Show postponed

Following President Ramaphosa’s “National State of Disaster” declaration around COVID 19 the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show and TOPS at SPAR is sad to announce thepostponement of the Durban event due to take place 7-9 Ma...

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.

​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 u...

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?