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Scotch sales implode

Scotch sales implode

Neil Pendock September 22, 2014 0

Distillers barely had time to down a few drams after sidestepping the bullet in the shape of independence for Scotland than half year sales numbers were released. And they are not pretty: revenues down

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Rhino Wine

Rhino Wine

Neil Pendock September 22, 2014 0

The best way to put an end to poaching Rhinos is to farm them, harvest their horns when they depart for the Big Game Reserve in the Sky and flood the market with farmed

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Garagistes get into gear

Garagistes get into gear

Neil Pendock September 21, 2014 0

The news that SA garagiste winemakers are putting down their spanners and founding a Garagiste Movement at the end of October has to be the best news for SA wine since Su Birch was

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¡Ay, caramba!

¡Ay, caramba!

Neil Pendock September 21, 2014 0

Your Olly Smith, wine booster for the Daily Mail, is one jammy bastard. His Pick of the Bunch this week includes a South African Chenin Blanc called Cambalala – Zuma-speak for “relax” – which

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Black Sommelier in a White Room

Black Sommelier in a White Room

Neil Pendock September 20, 2014 0

The White Room in Dear Me on Longmarket Street, Cape Town (below), is a little less white these days while the wine service is definitely darker, thanks to the impressive presence of sommelier Joseph Dhafana

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