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Grundheim: a brandy with grunt

Grundheim: a brandy with grunt

Neil Pendock November 7, 2016 0

Two breakthroughs for brandy so far this month: a trolley of its own in The Test Kitchen and a feature in The City Press

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SA brandy gets wheels

SA brandy gets wheels

Neil Pendock October 26, 2016 0

The SA Brandy Foundation pushed the trolley out yesterday at Luke Dale-Robert’s Test Kitchen in Woodstock at a blow-out lunch. While Michelin *** addresses boast chariots de frommage, you may hear Tenashe Nyamudoka ring

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China Cognac Collapses

China Cognac Collapses

Neil Pendock September 1, 2016 1

The only sour taste in Distell’s robust results yesterday was the R80 million write down on Bisquit and the pithy comment “the potential that was targeted at the time of acquisition in the growth markets

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Brandy battle engaged at Pick n Pay

Brandy battle engaged at Pick n Pay

Neil Pendock August 26, 2016 0

While barflies while away their time waiting for Distell’s financial results, expected any day now, they are rudely awakened from their drunken dreams of a rebound in the local brandy market (down 40% in

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Brandy in Bishopscourt

Brandy in Bishopscourt

Neil Pendock July 29, 2016 0

On the eve of the KWV shareholders meeting today in Paarl which looks set to sell the company and all the brandy stocks to Viv Imerman, a tasting of SA brandy was convened at

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XO XX

XO XX

Neil Pendock July 13, 2016 0

Oude Molen starts a brandy war as reported by my tiny organ this morning.  

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Battle for the soul of SA brandy

Battle for the soul of SA brandy

Neil Pendock June 30, 2016 0

While Sky News is transfixed by the battle for the soul of the Labour Party in the UK between Tim James lookalike Jerermy Corgi (surely Corbyn? ed.), in SA battle has been enjoined for the

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KWV Kashes in

KWV Kashes in

Neil Pendock May 12, 2016 0

The cries of celebration and vuvuzelas of joy from La Concorde are deafening this morning. Die Burger reports that Vivian Imerman has paid R17 a share for KWV’s assets excluding Laborie, La Concorde itself

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Spirits soar

Spirits soar

Neil Pendock November 6, 2015 0

A bottle of KWV 10yo brandy arrives to celebrate Veritas Double Gold glory for the spirit. Although quite how a consumer is to know a bottle comes from the award winning batch is a

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A wizard of a wine

A wizard of a wine

Neil Pendock November 5, 2015 0

Sir Ian McKellen, Gandalf the Grey in the Lord of the Rings franchise, has a nickname Serena (Sir Ian, gedditt?) and this fortified Muscat from Stellenbosch Hills called La Serena, is certainly a wine for a

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Winnie takes over

Winnie takes over

Neil Pendock November 5, 2015 0

Cape Winemaster Winnie Bowman became the second maitre of the Commanderie de Bordeaux en Afrique du Sud last night when she took the reins over from Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg at a swierige geleentheid at Laborie

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Platter and the dwergies disagree

Platter and the dwergies disagree

Neil Pendock October 31, 2015 0

Is this the worst Platter five star line-up ever or were the FNB dwergies (below, left) pissed when they chose their Top Ten Sauvignons Bank earlier this month? For the Platter viewer (below, right)

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