scali

Last weekend I was very happy to find myself at Scali Wines, a boutique farm in Paardeberg. Tania and Willie de Waal are the fifth generation to be growing grapes on the farm, which is called Schoone Ord (Beautiful Place).

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rose

Donald Trump. The NPA. People who use the hashtag #blessed. On any given day, there are a myriad of things that could make you go bonkers and test your faith in humanity. Before I reach for the Xanax, my preferred

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winefolk

I haven’t won many competitions in my life, although it’s not for a lack of trying. My mother, on the other hand, has had several interesting wins – her tally includes a pair of earrings, an air conditioner and a

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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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windy

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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kitty

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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redwine

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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red-wine-cat

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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