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What “Bruce” drank on 30.06

welbedachtBruce says: “When I hear of celebs putting their names on bottles of wine I normally wouldn’t give it a second glance but bugger me if I’m not seriously glad to have picked up Welbedacht Cricket Pitch 2003 from Schalk Burger & Sons (of rugby fame)  for a mere 100 ZAR’s in the local bottlestore at Paternoster – my hiding place of choice for the family, Paternoster, not the bottle store.

Everything was ideal, we were staying at Sugar Shack for seven days,  it was about frozen-frogs-bolloks-cold outside, with some “fresss” local Kreef in the basin squeeking and flappin in anticpation of been scortched and served on spaghetti, the fire doing a great impersonation of a furnace, the 4-and-a-half-year-old snoring on the couch and dearly beloved happily sipping on white which meant the bottle was all mine!

I was a bit nervous at first that Die Drankwinklel op Paternoster was not the kind of establishment that would store wines under ideal conditions and seeing that  the locals are more partial their dop being under R10 (evident in the amount of missing teeth Paternoster attracts) but I had to give it a whirl. I’m not to bothered about blackcurrants, minerals, dark chocolates, grannies undies and all that jazz… and care rocks really which wine goes with with food, all I care about is that it tastes great and that my food tastes equally good with or without it, and boy was I was not disapointed. Well,  I was when it was all finished – after aproximately 45 minutes.”

Here you get to reminisce not just about bottles drunk but also great meals eaten and the crazy, crazy gang that was there at the time. Send photos and brief comments to Feel free to use a pseudonym and your email address will not be published.

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