Adiós Naughty Boys. Bienvenue Ostrich October!


Cape Town has embraced our wine gallery concept with open arms and today is the last day of the Pinotage: Naughty Boy of SA Wine exhibition. Tomorrow sees the opening of Ostrich October with Ozymandias on his way from Malmesbury. The only negative comment was from notorious whale cottager who pounced when the gallery was closed, resulting in a hilarious keystone cops escapade in the foyer of the Taj to avoid her malicious bulk. A bit like a Christmas pantomime starring a fat man in drag – probably more appropriate to the Twankey Bar, a venue on Wale Street at which the whale has “form” as PC Plod would say.

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The conflation of fine art with fine wine is a passion shared with this year’s foreign judge at the Diners Club Winemaker of the Year Award, André Reboul. Here are some of his paintings.

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André’s art has a couple of unique characteristics:

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The cost is the vintage – i.e. E2000 for a painting completed in 2000, the year he started.

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All his subjects are 23 years old.

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All his paintings are 1.74m tall – his height.

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