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Beautiful South, Bodacious North

Beautiful South, Bodacious North

Neil Pendock April 24, 2014 0

The top end of fine wine is all about terroir or where the grapes come from. Except when it comes to having celebrities speak about the stuff. Spot the southerner in the Beautiful South

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A whale of an oil

A whale of an oil

Neil Pendock April 23, 2014 0

Baleia Bay olive oil hails from Vermaaklikheid on the Garden Route.  As the website says “on the banks of the Duivenshok River on the southern coast of South Africa, lies a sleepy little hamlet

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Bulls and Bears

Bulls and Bears

Neil Pendock April 23, 2014 0

For those who follow star signs, May belongs to Taurus the bull (21 April – 21 May) which is quite appropriate as our weekly best value tastings are now sponsored by RECM, no strangers

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RECM best value Olive Oils

RECM best value Olive Oils

Neil Pendock April 23, 2014 0

And now for something completely different. Our weekly RECM hunt for best value artisanal produts has been extended to include olive oil. Under the chairwomanship of Reni Hildenbrand (below, right) the tasters tackled a line-up

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En Primeur alternatives

En Primeur alternatives

Neil Pendock April 19, 2014 0

An avalanche of en primeur prices has flooded my inbox. After the worst vintage in 70 years, the prices being asked are eye-watering, ranging from R4788 a bottle for Ch. Lafite to R278 for

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