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The Cape of Flames

The Cape of Flames

Neil Pendock March 4, 2015 0

There are no flies on whisky distillers. With the vineyards of Constantia now panoramic braais, Singleton advertise a new dram called Tailfire. Talk about insensitive timing! And to make matters worse, the flavours come

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Anselmo Mendes: find of SISAB

Anselmo Mendes: find of SISAB

Neil Pendock March 3, 2015 0

Anselmo Mendes is a Portuguese winemaker with the lightest of touches. Nicknamed “the father of Alvarinho” he hails from the North of Portugal near the border with Galicia where the cultivar thrives. A tasting

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Robertson Rocks

Robertson Rocks

Neil Pendock March 3, 2015 0

The average Portuguese consumes 57 Kg of fish a year. Which is quite remarkable as its probably more than her average body weight and certainly way more than the European norm of 21.5 Kg.

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Sauvignon Sisters

Sauvignon Sisters

Neil Pendock February 26, 2015 1

Is Sauvignon Blanc the most feminine of white wines? Well for starters, the cultivar has a nickname Sophie Terblanche which one wide awake Elgin winemaker staked out as his brand. For seconds, the majority

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RECM Best Value tastings kick off with Sauvignon Blanc

RECM Best Value tastings kick off with Sauvignon Blanc

Neil Pendock February 25, 2015 2

While the Sauvignon Blanc served at Rupert & Rothschild last night came from New Zealand (Johann Rupert famously rates SA Sauvignon on a Rennie’s antacid scale) and last year’s First National Blanc Top Ten

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