Is whisky a boy thing and Champagne for ladies?

Neil Pendock May 16, 2014 0

It sure looks this way after a night on the tiles at Wade Bales’ Wine and Malt Whisky Affair last night. The whisky room (below) was so full of testosterone, corporate chiskoppe were starting to sprout five o’clock shadow and it was well after seven.


Phil Voget (below), Mr. Piper Heidsieck in SA, relates that the demi-sec market in Johannesburg is booming, with sales of Moët Nectar fast approaching the dry NV. And its not all ANC Youth League sales. Seems that ladies who club drink Nectar, while gents prefer whisky. Vinimark should gas up their carbonators and start making the sweet stuff.


If you want to experience the division of the sexes, head on down to 15 on Orange this evening from 6-9pm for Wade Bales Take II. The cheese is great and the wines of Fable are worth a visit.


It’s a bit like the White Club without the fake wines. But while there may be no dodgy first growths on offer, you’ll still likely spy the fake tasters who praised those wines to the sky.

Some fakirs are so slow off the mark, their blogs and websites still boast their shameful over-scoring of counterfeit bottles. This is the endgame for sighted tastings and a lesson for Standard Bank who own the Platter wine label guide. Will the public ever trust them again when the guide is bristling with fakirs and label luvvies?

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