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Vergenoegd Shiraz 1975

Yesterday a party at Joostenberg Bistro to celebrate the 40th birthday of Corlien Morris, co-owner of Wine Concepts Gauteng and good friend. To drink, some wines of the 1975 vintage from her father’s cellar, these being Vergenoegd Cabernet Sauvignon, Vergenoegd Shiraz and Zonnebloem Shiraz. The Vergenoegd Cab and the Zonnebloem did not disgrace themselves but […]

November 9, 2015
by Christian
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Sterhuis Chenin Blanc 2009

“Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche” was the title of a 1982 book by US author Bruce Feirstein but the Quiche Lorraine at Joostenberg Bistro is so damn tasty all machismo must be discarded. I ordered one as a starter yesterday and it paired perfectly with the Sterhuis Chenin Blanc 2009 (restaurant price: R110 a bottle, […]

January 11, 2013
by Christian
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Pepin Condé Elgin Pinot Noir 2011

Pepin Condé range of wines sees Jose Condé of Stark- Condé Wines exploring vineyards outside of the Jonkershoek Valley in Stellenbosch. The Elgin Pinot Noir 2011 (R95 a bottle) shows very ripe red fruit, soft acidity and a touch of earthiness. I found it a little unfocused on its own but it worked well  with […]

June 4, 2012
by Christian
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