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Oude Meester Souverein 18 Year Old

The last time brandies were rated in the Platter’s guide was in 1988, although brandies were listed until 2000. Brandies are back in the 2014 edition and seven rated 5 StarsBoplaas Potstill 20 Years Brandy, KWV 15 Year Old Alambic, KWV 20 Year Old, Oude Meester Souverein 18 Year Old, Van Ryn’s 12 Year Distillers [...]

November 13, 2013
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Stellenbosch at Summer Place 2013

Just back from the fourth annual Stellenbosch at Summer Place presented by Sanlam Private Investments. 35 wineries showing two wines each – members of Stellenbosch Wine Routes invited to submit wines and these then vetted by the South African Sommeliers Association to determine the final line-up. In addition, food by Bertus Basson of Overture, Michael [...]

October 31, 2013
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Oude Molen René Single Cask Limited Release Potstill Brandy

The domestic brandy market is in decline. Five years ago, it made up 40.6% of the spirits market by volume but this has now decreased to only 33% (for the year ending December 2012). It’s vodka and whisky that are winning over consumers but a recent look at some 30 of the top-end brandies demonstrated [...]

March 28, 2013
by Christian
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