With many Cape Town restaurants teetering on the edge of financial oblivion (one leading foodie claimed that “fine dining is dead in Cape Town” last night at the garden birthday party of Riebeek Kasteel culinary koning Mynhardt Joubert over a bowl of delicious Pho Bo) and with wine marketing budgets cut to the quick, the Cape’s resilient PR community has come up with a sure-fire money spinner. Invite a flock of tweeters to your event and charge on a per tweet and even re-tweet basis for exposure. Of course that the main followers of food and wine tweeters are other food and wine tweeters confirms the phenomenon as a replay of the well known circle jerk from low budget porno movies.

Societi owner Peter Weetman in waiter mode yesterday

Societi owner Peter Weetman in waiter mode yesterday

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Twitter to Save SA Food & Wine PR?

With many Cape Town restaurants teetering on the edge of financial oblivion (one leading foodie claimed that “fine dining is dead in Cape Town” last night at the garden birthday party of Riebeek K

 

Wine of the Day #41: Rickety Bridge Foundation Stone 2009

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Apocalypse Now on the Paardeberg

Dawn on the Paardeberg was like that scene from Apocalypse Now when the Hueys swoop in low over the paddie fields, unleashing bonfires of napalm on the natives. But this time the mission is to put ou

 
 

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