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Renewable Resources

Renewable Resources

Neil Pendock November 23, 2016 0

My tiny organ hits gold this morning

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Chenin challenges Chardonnay

Chenin challenges Chardonnay

Neil Pendock November 16, 2016 0

Our first tasting in Portugal last night of a white blend called Dory from Adega Mae confirms that SA had better pasop in the value for money stakes, the most important horse race in

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MCC in City Press

MCC in City Press

Neil Pendock November 13, 2016 0

Today’s City Press column focuses on an MCC from Anura which didn’t get a high five from Platter last week. But then none did. WTF?!, I hear you exclaim. Most are powered by Chardonnay, a varietal

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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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Caligula’s Cuvee

Caligula’s Cuvee

Neil Pendock October 26, 2016 0

My tiny organ, which reaches depths social media cannot plumb, excels itself today, promoting a Latinate wine for those of us with a classical education. And I’m not talking visiting professors at the UCT Business

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Are Old Vines a Scam?

Are Old Vines a Scam?

Neil Pendock October 26, 2016 0

As owner of some of the oldest Bukettraube vines in the universe, I have a pony in this race and skin aplenty in this game. But I can’t help but think that old vines

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Cabernet Franc, frankly

Cabernet Franc, frankly

Neil Pendock October 25, 2016 0

It’s not everyday you get wine poured for you by a chap whose day job is managing R150 billion of investments. It happened to me last month when Alywn van der Merwe of Sanlam

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Chenin for China

Chenin for China

Neil Pendock October 24, 2016 0

China is well on its way to becoming the leading global superpower. First in the recent World Wine Tasting Championships, held in France. One of the wines tasted was a Swartland Chenin Blanc so

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Lomond drops the anchor

Lomond drops the anchor

Neil Pendock October 20, 2016 0

Distell released a scary trading update today, which a cynic might see as a clumsy attempt to reduce the purchase price Remgro will offer SABMiller for it’s stake in the company. For its bad news,

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Positively 4th Street

Positively 4th Street

Neil Pendock October 15, 2016 0

The news that Bob Dylan has won the Nobel Prize for literature comes as a huge marketing win for Distell. Bob’s 2nd greatest song is Positively 4th Street and Distell’s happy drinking brand has

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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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Best ever Veritas

Best ever Veritas

Neil Pendock October 8, 2016 0

Veritas chairman Charles Hopkins, coming to the end of a turbulent five year reign, sounded defeated last night

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