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Let me Introduce Myself

Posted on 24 October 2013

My career so far, from sheep farm to wine writing with a few diversions along the way. Continue Reading

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Tasting Notes

Elegant Sauvignon Blanc from La Mottee

Posted on 29 May 2016

What a relief to find a truly great Sauvingon Blanc from La Motte when so many other Cape winemakers are producing crap from this grape. Continue Reading

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The View From My Rock

I May have Sinned

Posted on 15 August 2016

I may have sinned by converting an innocent woman to the world of wine. Continue Reading

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Books

A Wry Look at The World of Wine

Posted on 15 July 2010

Want a good giggle? Enjoy reading David's take on the sometimes oh-so-pretentious world of wine. Continue Reading

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Events

Nadine in Concert at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, Paarl

Posted on 25 August 2016

Paarl: ONLY Sat, 10 Sept 2016 - Nadine celebrates 20 years in the SA Music Industry, along with several friends. Gates open: 18:00. Showtime: 20:00. Continue Reading

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Events

Bot River’s Spring Weekend

Posted on 16 August 2016

2 to 4 September 2016: only 1 hour drive from Cape Town. 11 Wine farms, each with something unique: olive oils, fresh produce, deli offerings, honest wines, farm fare, indigenous greenery or local talent. Enjoy the wines, parties and dinners. Make a weekend of it! Continue Reading

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Events

Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

Posted on 08 June 2016

Spier Conference Centre in the Stellenbosch Winelands on Saturday, 1 October 2016 from 09h00. The event is open to the public. Click to find out more. Continue Reading

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Tavern of the Seas

Tavern of the Seas readers often ask for details of past issues. To make things easier (and to amuse you… or make you think) past columns will now appear here, roughly two days after they are first printed in the Cape Argus. Thanks to Independent Newspapers for allowing us to do this.

  • Beating Traffic

    August 27, 2016 at 12:05 am by David Biggs

    It used to take a quick few minutes to drive between Muizenberg and Fish Hoek or Simon’s Town, so friends often popped in to chat or share a cup of tea and the latest gossip.
    For the past few years, however, the road building operations have often meant an hour’s journey and three stops just to cover those last five kilometers, so friends and relations who live north of Kalk Bay have become virtual strangers. For them anywhere south of Muizenberg is half a day’s journey away.

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  • Collecting Cards and learning

    August 26, 2016 at 12:05 am by David Biggs

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  • Being thankful for our “services”

    August 25, 2016 at 12:05 am by David Biggs

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  • Hurling it …

    August 24, 2016 at 12:05 am by David Biggs

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