Vincent Lignac, from Château Guadet, is the international judge at this year’s Diners Club Winemaker of the Year Competition which makes sense, as the category is Bordeaux-style blends and Vincent makes a Grand Cru Real McCoy from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. He arrived at the Grande Roche at 10pm last night courtesy of KLM with his suitcase quietly seeping 1962 Guadet which retails at €350 a bottle. “I’ve travelled all around the world and this is the first time a bottle broke. I came back from the USA with 19 bottles and no problem.” Another casualty of airlines banning liquids in hand-luggage.

Vincent, Carrie Adams and Duimpie Bayly

Vincent, Carrie Adams and Duimpie Bayly

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KLM wine tragedy

Vincent Lignac, from Château Guadet, is the international judge at this year’s Diners Club Winemaker of the Year Competition which makes sense, as the category is Bordeaux-style blends and Vincent

 

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So Jancis Robinson does not expect to see a black member of the Cape Winemakers Guild within 20 years. We I do and her name is Ntsiki Biyela and I had dinner with her last night at the Grande Roche i

 
 

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