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Petit Plaisir: First Growth of Distell launches a second label

Petit Plaisir: First Growth of Distell launches a second label

Neil Pendock September 30, 2014 0

The wine launch with the best gees went down at The Dining Room in Woodstock this arvie. The wine in question was the Petit Plaisir 2013 blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc

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Platter five star meltdown

Platter five star meltdown

Neil Pendock September 30, 2014 3

The polls on the number of Platter 5 star sighted stunnas this year are divided with 55 wines the likely final figure. Well down on last year’s 80. So what has changed? Have SA

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Breedekloof on a plate

Breedekloof on a plate

Neil Pendock September 30, 2014 0

A pleasant morning spent tasting 35 wines in the Slanghoek Valley yesterday for the Breedekloof Wine Valley dinner on Friday, followed by a nightmare drive back to Cape Town after the N1 was closed.

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Swartland porkie pies

Swartland porkie pies

Neil Pendock September 28, 2014 2

Who is Sam Rogers who wrote that puff piece on Anton Espost and the Paardeberg in the Sunday Times Food Magazine last weekend? Swartland winemakers were falling around laughing to read “they use no

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Paddy, the saviour of brandy?

Paddy, the saviour of brandy?

Neil Pendock September 27, 2014 0

Is Patrick Craig (below) the saviour of brandy? If so it will be quite ironic as it was probably an Irishman called Paddy who invented Whisky. Whisky has got to be the luxury good

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