Recent Posts »

WOSA to be renamed WUSA?

WOSA to be renamed WUSA?

Neil Pendock December 21, 2014 0

At last some good news for SA wine exports. Electronics entrepreneur William Wu buys the old Swartland Co-op. Bill has already shipped 17 containers to the Middle Kingdom with another on its way. No wonder

Read More »
Australia v SA @ the Vineyard in Newlands

Australia v SA @ the Vineyard in Newlands

Neil Pendock December 21, 2014 0

The last time there was a wine test match between SA and Australia, SAA wine consultant and importer Michael Fridjhon was up to his bowtie in it. The result set back SA wine a

Read More »
Swartland goes Sino

Swartland goes Sino

Neil Pendock December 19, 2014 0

That Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele, George Formby (below) had a greatest hit with Mr. Wu’s a window cleaner now. But rather than cleaning windows, Mr. Wu has now invested in making wine in

Read More »
New Gin Palace on Wale Street

New Gin Palace on Wale Street

Neil Pendock December 19, 2014 0

At last a use for designers in the year Cape Town was World Design Capital. Kalahari dot com’s designer Dennis Williams (below) has teamed up with chocoholics Michael and Anthony Gird and opened a gin

Read More »
From Wines to Mines

From Wines to Mines

Neil Pendock December 13, 2014 0

I’m presenting a paper at the silver anniversary conference of the Geological Remote Sensing Group in London, so wine will play second fiddle for a few days. Here is a geological map and a

Read More »