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December Book Review – Five Stars Again!

Platter’s by Diners Club International 2018 South African Wine Guide – John Platter SA Wine Guide (Pty) Ltd, 2018 – R260 https://www.wineonaplatter.com/   Book: 5/5 I was more than pleased to get my hands on the latest edition of the...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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January Book Review – An Obvious 5 Star Rating!

2017 Platter’s Guide 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...