Sweet Surrender

Who’d have thought that heaven would be so very sweet indeed? But then little girls, like Nederburg soetes, are made of sugar and spice and all things nice as the English poet Robert Southey pointed out over two centuries ago. About the time the Cape (this was long before the establishment of the Republic of South Africa) was supplying fortified stickies to the drawing rooms of Europe.

A tradition that should be restated tout de suite, although in Shanghai and Sao Paulo rather than Staines and Sarreguemines this time, as the sweet/sour thing going on in the Nederburg Winemaster’s Reserve Noble Late Harvest 2009 would be great with sweet and sour pork or peri-peri chicken and besides, BRIC countries are more likely to pay the bar bill.


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