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The Count from Capaia

The Count from Capaia

Neil Pendock May 2, 2016 0

Count Stephan von Neipperg is only one year older than Prince and his family has been making wine for 800 years. So in Bulgarian terms, he’s very much a Stephan-come-lately as viniculture is 3,500

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Smells and Bells

Smells and Bells

Neil Pendock May 2, 2016 0

The Concours Mondial management are clearly not religious sticklers as the last day of tasting yesterday took place on the Greek/Russian Orthodox Easter. Before tasting we had a traditional boiled egg fight and my

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Concours Klaar

Concours Klaar

Neil Pendock May 1, 2016 0

Well the 23rd Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, held in Plovdiv Bulgaria these last three days, is now over and the 300 judges are returning to their homes from Singapore to South Africa, from the

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City Press Riesling

City Press Riesling

Neil Pendock May 1, 2016 1

The top scoring wine at our first WellsFaber Sommelier Selection was the Nedeburg Riesling 2015. It appears in the paper today. The slang term for a glass of wine in the nightclubs and bars

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Stellenbosch en primeurs

Stellenbosch en primeurs

Neil Pendock April 26, 2016 0

Three weeks ago I was sipping Chateau Angelus 2015 and dodging Chinese selfie takers in St. Emilion. This lunchtime I was snacking on Paternoster lobster and Norwegian salmon at Baia and drinking De Toren

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