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

JULY 2015

Posted on 05 July 2015

The L’Avenir Single Block Chenin Blanc 2014 greets you with a clean waft of tropical fruit aromas - white peach, ripe apricots litchi and melons. All these come together as you sip the wine. It’s bold and juicy and held together by a very subtle acidity. The finish lingers on and on. Continue Reading

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The View From My Rock

Is a picture really worth a thousand words

Posted on 18 February 2015

David recently held an exhibition of his whimsical paintings at the Olympia Deli in Kalk Bay... Continue Reading

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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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Beer festival – Dwarsberg Trout Hideaway

Posted on 16 October 2015

Saturday 24 October Dwarsberg Trout Hideaway Tickets available from Web Tickets Continue Reading

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Franschhoek Uncorked Festival

Posted on 10 July 2015

What better way to celebrate your heritage than over a glass of newly released Franschhoek wines paired with delicious food cooked over an open flame as Franschhoek prepares to Braai4Heritage on September 26 and 27? Continue Reading

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A day of epic entertainment

Posted on 06 July 2015

And now for something completely different - Don't miss the PIWOSA ‘wine car boot' fair for a day of epic entertainment at Journey’s End Estate in Sir Lowry’s Pass on Sunday September 13. From Wine Olympics that include barrel rolling, water biscuit eating and wine spitting to a giant medieval catapult ... and add in live music and an array of fine food ... there is something for everyone. Continue Reading

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Time to start dreaming about Nederburg Auction

Posted on 19 May 2015

So what can buyers expect from the 2015 Nederburg Auction? The 2015 collection comprises 61 red wines, 35 white wines, 13 dessert wines, six fortified wines, nine Ports and seven MCCs ... and there are sure to be some rare gems for the cunning buyers to sniff out. Continue Reading

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Rare wines at CWG Auction Showcases

Posted on 14 May 2015

Embark on a journey of discovery into rare, exceptionally crafted wines at the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase to be held in Cape Town on Thursday, August 13 and Johannesburg on Wednesday, August 2. Continue Reading

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Pancakes and wine at Uitkyk

Posted on 21 April 2015

Book now for your winter pancake and wine pairing at Uitkyk's Manor house at 11 am or 2 pm on July 25 or August 29 Continue Reading

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Winter in Calitzdorp

Posted on 15 March 2015

The annual Calitzdorp Port & Wine Festival is being rejuvenated this year with a unique full month “Winter in Calitzdorp” experience from June 13 to July 19 instead of just a festival weekend. Continue Reading

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Wise up to Super Salts

Posted on 02 February 2015

Enjoy the Fleur du Cap wine and salt tasting experience at Die Bergkelder in Stellenbosch and take home a booklet with recipes pairing these elegant wines to some of the world’s finest artisanal salts. 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.

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Nederburg 2013 Interviews David Biggs