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Pendock’s Podcast

Pendock’s Podcast

Neil Pendock October 19, 2016 0

Sommeliers are flavours of the season at the minute. Here is SA’s best, who only heard of WOSA’s International Sommelier Cup after it went down at great expense in the gap between Tim Atkin’s

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Sommeliers come of age

Sommeliers come of age

Neil Pendock October 2, 2016 0

Why did Tsogo Sun sommelier Miguel Chan and his sommelier brothers pay R2233.00 for a bottle of Kanonkop CWG Paul Sauer 2013 on the CWG Auction at Spier yesterday when the normal version is available on the Kop’s

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Why is sommeliering a total sausage fest?

Why is sommeliering a total sausage fest?

Neil Pendock September 26, 2016 0

You have to agree with sommelier Kathryn Rae who notes that last week’s WOSA International Sommelier Cup was “a total sausage fest. The lack of female numbers perturbed me a lot!” Not only were all

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WOSA = whites only sommeliers apply

WOSA = whites only sommeliers apply

Neil Pendock September 23, 2016 1

WOSA really pushed the boat out for their Internatioanl Sommelier Cup today. In addition to two judges flown in from the USA and one from the UK, eight finalists were imported from America, Canada,

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Alternative Wine Writing

Alternative Wine Writing

Neil Pendock September 22, 2016 0

Etienne Le Roux from Bloemendal called me an alternative winewriter last night at the WellsFaber public tasting of Durbanville wines. So not punting my pay-to-play wine courses or selling Riedel glasses, imported or SA

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Bespoke Bordeaux

Bespoke Bordeaux

Neil Pendock September 18, 2016 0

The slickest writer on the Weekend Financial Times is Sir David Tang. As agony uncle, he’s answered (in print) several of my emails concerned with how SA can improve wine sales in the Middle

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WOSA UK – leading the charge to sell SA wine in Blighty!

WOSA UK – leading the charge to sell SA wine in Blighty!

Neil Pendock September 15, 2016 0

As the Nederburg Auction kicks off in Paarl, WOSA UK step up their efforts to help Auction opener Tim Atkin sell his special report on SA wine for R282 a pop. Tim Atkin MW, 2016

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Aperitif for the Advocate

Aperitif for the Advocate

Neil Pendock September 14, 2016 0

Elizma Visser from Olifantsberg in the Breedekloof did more to advance the cause of Chenin than a thousand Chenin Blanc Association luvvie lunches at Delaire Graff with hot and cold imported UK bloggers. By presenting

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Hedonism’s hacks scream for mercy

Hedonism’s hacks scream for mercy

Neil Pendock September 5, 2016 2

Do wine PR companies invite the right people to their do’s and such like? Friday’s launch of Steenberg Magna Carta 2015 was the exception with the sexy new face of SA wine very much

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Nederburg off message

Nederburg off message

Neil Pendock July 9, 2016 0

Ten reasons why Nederburg chose completely the wrong speaker to open the Auction this year

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Shiraz Showcase Stunnas

Shiraz Showcase Stunnas

Neil Pendock June 22, 2016 0

What a fantastic Shiraz Showcase last night! Wine of the evening? The 2013 Doran Incipio which has 15% whole bunch Chenin and doesn’t need a take-away Woolies lasagna as food match like the Eagle’s Nest

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Brexit Sigh of Relief

Brexit Sigh of Relief

Neil Pendock June 19, 2016 0

The jury is still out on the effects of this week’s Brexit or Bremain on SA wine exports to Blighty. At least Hein Koegelenberg is getting brilliant coverage for his Leopard’s Leap brand on CNN out

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