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Is Klipdrift Gold the best cross-vintage brandy blend in SA?

Is Klipdrift Gold the best cross-vintage brandy blend in SA?

Neil Pendock September 3, 2015 0

Jamie Oliver, the naked chef, has declared “absolute war” on suggary drinks for children and SA brandy producers will be hoping he doesn’t include them in his campaigns. For as any whisky wonk will

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Is SA wine following in the footsteps of Eschel Rhoodie and Connie Mulder?

Is SA wine following in the footsteps of Eschel Rhoodie and Connie Mulder?

Neil Pendock September 2, 2015 0

Old SA is back in the news in reviews of a new book Selling Apartheid: South Africa’s Global Propaganda War by American journalist Ron Nixon. Reading the one in the Guardian yesterday, I was

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Chenin Conspiracy?

Chenin Conspiracy?

Neil Pendock September 1, 2015 0

Did anyone notice Stranded Bank’s Top Ten Chenins this year? A concerned reader sent me the list (I’m subject to a Chenin blackout) along with an intriguing commentary. “Neil, I used to be skeptical

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GinGin Gees

GinGin Gees

Neil Pendock August 31, 2015 0

The Cape is home to ⅙ of the planet’s floral kingdoms and the fynbos is the only floristic region wholly inside a single country. Fynbos has more diversity than a tropical rainforest, so it

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Restitution comes to Montagu

Restitution comes to Montagu

Neil Pendock August 31, 2015 0

The chickens have come home to roost in Montagu and they’ve arrived in a luxury bus. Dinner at the best guesthouse in town for the commissioners, where the vegetarian option to gemsbok is beef.

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