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Well, it’s been a while! So without further ado, let me rave about two reds that I can’t keep my mitts off. Like many wine lovers, I’ve found myself drinking more red wine during the colder Winter months. Heater on

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As I’m writing this, my cat is hiding under the bed and rain is smashing down from the heavens. Cape Town is in the midst of a glorious storm and I’m just about ready to enjoy a glass of red

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“One should always be drunk. That’s all that matters… But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.” ― Charles Baudelaire, circa 1850s   It’s an unfortunate truth that, even with wine, one

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Autumn is the perfect time to ease into red wine mode. I don’t know if it’s the cooler evenings, becoming a domesticated 30 something or indulging my love for pyjamas, but few things can beat a night on the couch

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When I was learning German in high school, one of my favourite words was “pech.” I just like the way it sounds, although the meaning is not as appealing (it translates as bad luck). In fact, in Germany an unlucky

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  In the past couple of weeks many of the Cape’s finest wine growing regions have been plagued by the most appalling wildfires. Elgin and Simonsberg have been badly scorched and the loss of fynbos, forests and vineyards is devastating.

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There is no month that flummoxes me quite like December does. Just think of September, for example: it drags on like a wedding bad speech and by the 18th, you’re ready for October or any interesting diversion. In December, however, you’re

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It’s good to be a bit reckless sometimes. As a kid it was playing toktokkie, climbing trees and playing truth or dare, today it’s having a party on a Tuesday night when deadlines loom, or wearing slippers to the shops.

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I love thinking about who I would invite to a fantasy dinner party. My list changes, but at the moment it includes Keith Richards (because it’s KEITH RICHARD guys), Ted (my spirit animal. If you haven’t seen the movie, go

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Yikes! One month of no blog posts makes the Wine Hoover a very dull blogger. After a few weeks of overflowing inboxes and moving house, there is only one thing to do: review two much-loved wines that are always on

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