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  • World

    Winter Wines

    Sometimes you're forced to wonder how it gets done: the most cursory scrutiny of importers' price lists shows any number of fine wines, some of them vinous rarities produced from century-old vines, at prices which appear affordable in context.

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  • South Africa

    The Lady of Steenberg

    Nancy Astor, the first female member of British Parliament is famous for threatening Winston Churchill: “Sir, if you were my husband, I’d poison your tea.” To which Churchill responded: “Madame, if you were my wife, I’d drink it!”

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  • World

    The Old Masters

    “At 90 I hope to have penetrated into the mystery of things; at 100 years of age I should have reached decidedly a marvelous degree, and when I shall be 110, all that I do, every point and every line, shall be instinct with life.” - Hokusai (artist)

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  • South Africa

    State of the Nation

    Let’s face it, the state of OUR nation is not looking rosy. What the news does not report on however is that what underlies all our bad news is a steely resolve NOT to let the actions of a few get the better of our collective, daily endeavours.

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  • World

    The Flying Frenchman

    Unlike the flying Dutchman, the legendary ghost ship doomed never to cast anchor, the flying Frenchman reached the Cape of Good Hope just fine.

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  • South Africa

    Steen

    ’Steen’ means ‘Rock’ in Afrikaans, and more importantly, ‘Chenin blanc’ (though we were only able to confirm THAT connection in 1963 mind you).

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