June Book Review – “A Bottle of Wine Contains More Philosophy Than all the Books in the World”

The Lighter Side of Wine - Colin Collard & Dave Biggs, illustrated by Frans Groenewald (Art Publishers, 2016) - R150 http://vespaghetti-art.com/the-lighter-side-of-wine/ Book: 4/5 My father was a humorous cartoonist and so I am very familiar with the genre. A good humorous cartoonist, like a stand-up comic, should be funny and edgy, see things from a … Continue reading June Book Review – “A Bottle of Wine Contains More Philosophy Than all the Books in the World”

May Book Review – Chatter on a Platter

Everything You Wanted to Know about Wine but Were Too Afraid to Ask - A Platter’s Guide (John Platter, 2016) - R285 https://www.wineonaplatter.com/products Book: 3.5/5 I am old enough to remember seeing the 1972 cult Woody Allen comedy movie “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (* But Were Afraid to Ask)” when it … Continue reading May Book Review – Chatter on a Platter

April Book Review – ‘Cheers’ and ‘Bon Appetit’

The Food & Wine Pairing Guide - Katinka van Niekerk and Brian Burke (Struik Lifestyle, 2009) - R220 Book: 4.5/5 I purchased the Food & Wine Pairing Guide a couple of months after I bought the 2017 Platter’s South African Wine Guide. It was also after a most informative tasting with the Cape Wine Academy. Red … Continue reading April Book Review – ‘Cheers’ and ‘Bon Appetit’

March Book Review – It Would be Folly … not to Use Wine Folly

Wine Folly: a Visual Guide to the World of Wine - Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack (Michael Joseph, 2015) - R350 http://winefolly.com/ Book: 4.5/5 I’ll come clean with you. I am not an avid reader of books. That may surprise. I do like books that help me to explore and to learn. Travel and reference … Continue reading March Book Review – It Would be Folly … not to Use Wine Folly

February Book Review – A Must-Read for the Wine Explorer

Exploring The Cape Winelands of South Africa - Doris Jansen and Kay Leresche (Meadowlark Publishers, 2013) - R275 Book: 4.5/5 Guide books abound for Cape Town and the Western Cape. They cover a multitude of tourist, historic and adventure activities as well as being written in a number of different formats. ‘Exploring The Cape Winelands’ … Continue reading February Book Review – A Must-Read for the Wine Explorer

January Book Review – An Obvious 5 Star Rating!

2017 Platter’s Guide http://www.wineonaplatter.com Book: 5/5 This is my first Book Review for the Cape Wine Lovers’ Society. Where better to start than the Platter’s Guide - the ‘bible’ of wine in South Africa? Or, to give the book its full title, “Platter’s by Diners Club International 2017 South African Wine Guide”. It is readily … Continue reading January Book Review – An Obvious 5 Star Rating!