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Top six Cape Town wine bars

1. Chalk & Cork Two story wine bar with courtyard providing a small but carefully assembled winelist and tapas. Address: 51 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town Phone:...

David Bristow: The cottages at Beaumont Wines

On moving to the Cape around three decades ago, having explored most of the mountains of the region, what next gave me unlimited pleasure...

Christmas in the winelands

Why not make this Christmas holiday a real holiday and allow someone else to do the cooking and washing up? The Cape winelands has...

David Bristow: Great Rift Valley Wines

Please allow me to introduce myself, I’m a man of wealth and taste … Well, I’m not really, but I thought a musical introduction...

Family-friendly wine farms

A decent glass of wine and a happy child needn’t be mutually exclusive. These are some of my favourite wine farms that are geared...

Out and about in the Hemel-en-Aarde

The Hemel-en-Aarde near Hermanus is far from a bargain-hunter’s paradise. Top-rated wineries and equally remarkable eateries line the R320, the valley’s aorta, and the...

David Bristow: Time in the Cederberg – then and now

In the early 1980s I was a mad-keen mountaineer and one winter saw me huddled in a tent below the Tafelberg with snow falling....

David Bristow: Of Men and Wine, Noble and Not-so

No self-respecting student in the Cape over the past eight decades, since 1936 specifically, would face the year without the character-building help of another...
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