Weavers in the Bo-Kaap


Korean-style dim sum (rice not wheat) for lunch today at I Heart (love) My Laundry on Buitengracht and a couple of Swartland discoveries at R28 a pop. Unpaid for export orders to China made by Sakkie Bester at Riebeek Cellars in Riebeek-Kasteel, their loss, our gain. A sublimely elegant Carignan from the comet 2009 vintage at a roadblock-friendly 13% alcohol and a lightly wooded Chenin from 2010 that cries out for food. The brand name is Cape Weaver, confirming that a bird in the hand is indeed worth two in a bush.

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The kind of wine that inspired the Chenin and Pizza competition we’re talking to Spier about. Snatching wine back from the snobs, bowties and fatcats that have taken SA wine to the brink of the precipice by focusing on fine dining and icon wines when at the end of the day, most folk would settle for an inexpensive accompaniment to a pizza or dim sum.

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