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Sparkly Stuff for Sheila

Sparkly Stuff for Sheila

Neil Pendock December 14, 2016 0

Happy 75th birthday to Sheila Camerer tomorrow. So what bubbly is appropriate for celebrating 3/4 of a century? My column in The Times today gives a few options

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Tiny Bubbles

Tiny Bubbles

Neil Pendock October 12, 2016 0

Big is not always beautiful as my tiny organ demonstrates on a weekly basis. Small bubbles are also preferable when it comes to fizz. Graham Beck has some of the smallest bubbles in the

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Deaf tastings

Deaf tastings

Neil Pendock October 10, 2016 0

The Platter wine label guide is busy gearing up for its annual launch at the nervous Nellie. The event is appropriately scheduled for Haloween as there is no shortage of witches among the astronomers dishing

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Black Magic Pinot Noir

Black Magic Pinot Noir

Neil Pendock April 10, 2016 0

The two million readers of CityPress hear about a Wellsfaber great value Pinot Noir from Baleia today

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Bissextile Bubbly

Bissextile Bubbly

Neil Pendock March 1, 2016 0

Launching your bissextile bubbly the day after Gay Pride was a masterstroke as many of the beautiful people who washed up on the shores of Societi Bistro yesterday afternoon probably thought it had something

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Alexandra, tuna tartare and maracuja

Alexandra, tuna tartare and maracuja

Neil Pendock February 29, 2016 0

SA’s best MCC by a country mile was launched this afternoon at Societi Bistro, that oasis of fun with finesseTM beneath Table Mountain. Called Alexandra de la Marque Krone, it ticks all the boxes.

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An Apostle hangs up his halo

An Apostle hangs up his halo

Neil Pendock November 6, 2015 0

The 12 Apostles in Camps Bay will be down to 11 at the end of the month when the hotel and spa GM Horst Frehse hangs up his halo and embarks on a well

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The two faces of MCC

The two faces of MCC

Neil Pendock September 30, 2015 0

Monday saw the celebration of the 25th birthday of Pongracz and the party at the CAAM Gallery in De Waterkant showed the fizzy, bubbly, almost ecstatic face of MCC. The event was curated by

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RECM Best Value Bubbly

RECM Best Value Bubbly

Neil Pendock December 10, 2014 2

So I’m off to London on Saturday, cattle class on BA, while Shrien Dewani flies first class on Emirates. There’s a life lesson here somewhere but I’m not sure what it is. I should

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RECM Best Value Bubbly for the House of Lords?

RECM Best Value Bubbly for the House of Lords?

Neil Pendock December 9, 2014 0

The UK press is in a usual state of uproar. This time because the unelected House of Lords is refusing to cut their R1.17 million Champagne budget as “they feared the quality of champagne

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Does Al Pacino bant?

Does Al Pacino bant?

Neil Pendock October 25, 2014 0

David Bullard (below) is often mistaken for Al Pacino although David seems to be more successful with the fair sex than the tinsel town toughie if yesterday’s lunch at the Wild Peacock in Stellenbosch was anything

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The “o” in November stands for oysters

The “o” in November stands for oysters

Neil Pendock October 16, 2014 1

The connection between Champagne and Oysters goes back two millennia to that great African Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, who bet her Roman lover Mark Antony that she had invented the world’s most expensive cocktail.

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