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Last week I had oodles of fun at the launch of High Road Wine’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2015. Not knowing much about The High Road, I was pretty excited to acquaint my tastebuds with this boutique brand. So, what’s the lowdown?

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I haven’t posted any reviews for a while. About a month ago my dear cat, Yayo, died and I felt no inclination to do much at all. He was like a little person dressed up in fur, and life felt

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Toasted cheese sandwiches and hangovers. Cats and YouTube. Netflix and chill. Some things go together so beautifully, rather like Hartenburg and Shiraz. This old-school estate has some serious history, dating back to 1692 (crikey!) and boasting a solid reputation for

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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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Backhuysen, Ships in a Stormy Sea off a Coast, 98_13 (HB)

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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