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Michelangelo Rules, OK?

Michelangelo Rules, OK?

Neil Pendock September 29, 2016 0

Michelangelo has become the new gold standard of SA wine shows beating Veritas into second place and the Toasty Show gets a bronze for number of entries. So it was with some glee that

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A skelm for Mrs. Smith

A skelm for Mrs. Smith

Neil Pendock September 28, 2016 0

My tiny organ choses cider today as sometimes there are better bets that wine

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The Rompel Report

The Rompel Report

Neil Pendock September 28, 2016 0

Beautiful South Tyrol The North American Wine Spectator magazine recently featured some South Tyrolean wines and farms and ranked them highly. Reason enough to pay them a visit since I was venturing to Europe

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Why is sommeliering a total sausage fest?

Why is sommeliering a total sausage fest?

Neil Pendock September 26, 2016 0

You have to agree with sommelier Kathryn Rae who notes that last week’s WOSA International Sommelier Cup was “a total sausage fest. The lack of female numbers perturbed me a lot!” Not only were all

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Rosé Rocks the City Press

Rosé Rocks the City Press

Neil Pendock September 25, 2016 0

It’s not only Mohammad who comes to the mountain. Sybrand Vermeulen drove all the way from Bonnivale to the Cape to let me taste his Rosés. There are two of them so I wrote both up

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