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Morgenster: something missing

Morgenster: something missing

Neil Pendock April 15, 2014 0

There was something missing from the Morgenster vertical tasting today. And I’m not talking Malbec, which is conspicuous by its absence from the crafty Bordeaux blends of Merlot, Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc and Petit

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Hamba Kahle Pieter Visser

Hamba Kahle Pieter Visser

Neil Pendock April 15, 2014 0

Makro offered me a Totem Mountain Bike XC200 this afternoon for R799 as Twitter tolled the bell for Pieter Visser, mountain biker of note and winemaker at Oak Valley, who passed away today. Synchronicity strikes

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Juan Jaune

Juan Jaune

Neil Pendock April 15, 2014 0

Spent lunchtime on the Partyberg yesterday with Juan Louw (below) who has made a kickass Bukettraube from 2013 Lemoenfontein grapes in an oxidative style. The name? Juan Jaune, obviously, a humble attempt at the

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Happy Birthday, Michael Jordaan

Happy Birthday, Michael Jordaan

Neil Pendock April 13, 2014 0

It was Michael Jordaan’s birthday on Friday – he turned 46 – and contrary to tradition, it is SA wine that is hoping for a birthday present from him. The best gift would be

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De Kaap word weer Hollands

De Kaap word weer Hollands

Neil Pendock April 13, 2014 0

Orange wine is a no-brainer for SA given the love the Dutch have for the colour. It was Willem de Zwijger, Prince of Orange, who put the Netherlands together a century before Dutch merchants

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