Meridian Wine & Culinary Experience

The Meridian Wine & Culinary experiential centre is based in Port Elizabeth and is hosted by our Regional Director, Olga Hafner and her team.

On Wednesday evening, 04 September, our second Meridian Wine & Culinary Experience took off. The Greek Feast of Traditional Dishes Masterclass was presented by well-known accomplished cook, Jenni Karantges. The evening was a success. Thank you to everyone who joined us! Click on the link below to book your tickets to the next upcoming events; Stylish Dinner Party, happening on 18 September and 02 October 2019.

Tim Atkin SA 2019 Special Report

"I've walked the vineyards, talked to the producers and tasted the wines to provide you with unique advice and insights." says award-winning British journalist and Master of Wine Tim Atkin

This is Tim's seventh annual report for South Africa which runs to over 280 pages which includes his top-rated wines of the year (white, red, rosé, sweet, fortified and sparkling), scores for 2,200 wines (with retail prices in South African Rand), over 1,440 tasting notes, evocative photos of the winelands and winemakers and his 2019 classification of the 250 best South African wineries.

Let Wine Take You Places

We reached out to our Waiter's Friend community in Cape Town and invited them to learn, to share and to ignite their journey on a path of endless opportunity with The Cape Wine Academy.

Over 50 waiters attended the second Meridian Waiter's Friend community training event in Cape Town on Monday the 26th August 2019. Meridian is passionate about linking wine with people and what a great day it was connecting with the wine service professionals who sell and serve our wines in on-trade.

Meet Barry Motau

Barry is our Gauteng Off Consumption Field Sales Manager. He joined Meridian in November 2011 as a Merchandiser and his determination, ambition and enthusiastic interest in wine soon led to his promotion to Off Consumption Sales Consultant by 2013 and most recently to Off Consumption Field Sales Manager. “Always place your becoming above your current being,” is one of Barry’s favourite inspirations and words he lives by with his go-getter attitude and thirst for success. His wine journey has been as intrepid as his sales ambitions and his current favourite wine is De Wetshof Finesse Chardonnay. Cheers, Barry!

PMR Diamond Arrow 2019 Award

We are best overall Distributor & Marketer for the 7th year in a row!

Meridian and Cool Wines have been rated first overall in the category of Distributors & Marketers – Wine, Spirits and other alcoholic beverages, with a PMR Diamond Arrow Award for the 7th consecutive year.

“This award is greatly welcomed by all of us at Meridian and Cool Wines as it is rated by our customers,” says our Managing Director, Shane Allchin.