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The Rompel Report: review of Anthony Bourdain’s new cookbook

The Rompel Report: review of Anthony Bourdain’s new cookbook

Neil Pendock April 18, 2017 0

Cookbooks are difficult to judge as the main criteria, the smell and taste of the meals, is not transferred to the reader. A German saying goes:”the eye is also eating” – very true as

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The Rompel Report: Montreal, little Paris in Canada

The Rompel Report: Montreal, little Paris in Canada

Neil Pendock February 13, 2017 0

  Fly into Montreal and you experience the other Canada, the French-speaking province called Quebec. No worries, you’ll get away with English, but a little French might come in handy. And just like Paris

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Firestorm over Amorim Cap Classqiue judging panel

Firestorm over Amorim Cap Classqiue judging panel

Neil Pendock November 16, 2016 0

I must say the firestorm which errupted after this year’s Amorim Cap Classique results was announced, passed me by. I did catch sight of the full list of scores and thought it peculiar –

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French fury at SA marketing

French fury at SA marketing

Neil Pendock October 27, 2016 0

My mini-English (no, not Tiny Tim Atkin this time) breakfast at Food Lovers Market was disturbed by the liquor supplement from UltraLickers this morning. Shock #1 was to see Imoya – a KWV product last

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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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City Press celebrates Pinotage

City Press celebrates Pinotage

Neil Pendock October 11, 2016 0

On Sunday three of our Blacc Somms focused on Diemersdal Pinotage 2015 in our City Press column

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CWG wins battle of the auctions

CWG wins battle of the auctions

Neil Pendock October 1, 2016 1

Today’s CWG Auction has put last month’s Nederburg Auction firmly in its place. This morning, R1 million was knocked down in the first 30 minutes while by lunchtime, R9 million was disappearing in the

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Rosé Rocks the City Press

Rosé Rocks the City Press

Neil Pendock September 25, 2016 0

It’s not only Mohammad who comes to the mountain. Sybrand Vermeulen drove all the way from Bonnivale to the Cape to let me taste his Rosés. There are two of them so I wrote both up

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VBS Mutual to sponsor sommeliers?

VBS Mutual to sponsor sommeliers?

Neil Pendock September 16, 2016 0

The reptilian University of Wine may have failed to gain traction after the collapse of the Quoin Rock sale and UCT Business School (with that marvelously appropriate abreviation BS) may be the laughing stock of the

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Constantia looks to the future

Constantia looks to the future

Neil Pendock September 16, 2016 0

There was something incredibly sad about a dozen worthies from SA wine cementing a dozen bottles of Grande Constance into the ancient cellar wall of Groot Constantia yesterday to be opened on February 2

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Accentuate the Positive

Accentuate the Positive

Neil Pendock September 15, 2016 1

In these days of threatened credit downgrades and general social gloom, Douglas Green Junior is an example to us all. The man is irrepressably positive. Last night at 47 Bree Street he was raising

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MCC Muddle

MCC Muddle

Neil Pendock September 12, 2016 0

City Press jumped the gun yesterday by presenting a sparkling wine which is not an MCC to their 2 million readers. This should send the bald eagle and other self-appointed MoMs (masters of MCC)

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