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Barack and Rico

Barack and Rico

Neil Pendock January 24, 2015 0

US president Barack Obama gave a State of the Union address on Tuesday and two days later, the closest thing SA wine has to a president, Rico Basson, CEO of Vinpro, did the same

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Naked Wine

Naked Wine

Neil Pendock January 22, 2015 0

At Tuesday’s launch of Capensis, SA’s ultimate terroir by truck Chardonnay, winemaker Graham Weerts commented that “Chardonnay is the most transparent variety. The one which shows the site best.” While Jan Boland Coetzee (happy

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Mixed messages from Vinpro

Mixed messages from Vinpro

Neil Pendock January 21, 2015 0

Tomorrow is Vinpro’s information day at the CTICC to which I shall give the flick for many reasons: a) I refuse to pay R600 for an event sponsored by a bank; b) I’ve a

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Amazing Angela

Amazing Angela

Neil Pendock January 21, 2015 0

Where to sit at a free-seating tasting is fraught with angst and pitfalls. On the one hand, you want to sit with your mates especially if Greg Landman is present to catch up on

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Clifton Capensis

Clifton Capensis

Neil Pendock January 20, 2015 0

Situational variables, so important when tasting fine wine, maximized at second beach Clifton this lunchtime when a herd of sacred cows of the sniffing and spitting fraternity were corralled into the bungalow of Antony

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