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< Friday 18 June 2010 >

Wet your whistle

Long ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim of their beer mugs or ceremic/glass cups. The whistle was used to order services. Thus we get the phrase, “wet your whistle”.

 

Singing from the Same Hymnbook

A spirited and eloquent defense of the tasting status quo from the chairman of the various tasting panels at WINE magazine, Christian Eedes. Leaving aside outrageous claims that parts of the defense

 

Oceans Six

Dinner with Paul Cluver last night at Sloppy Sam’s in Green Point. Paul was in fine form, reporting how his 2009 Sauvignon Blanc forms part of the $250 per person degustation menu at Manhattan Mich

 
 

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