Podcast tasting: Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut 2016


And we are back……..

ZA Confidential tackles another Cape bubbly, this time the Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut 2016.

Michael Olivier pops the cork for Cape Wine Master Debi van Flymen,  brander Jeremy Sampson, economist Chris Hart, and Clientele’s Malcolm MacDonald.

Then John Fraser leads a discussion into the way restaurant wine mark-ups can leave a nasty taste in the mouth.

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Wine tasting podcast – Altydgedacht Barbera 2015

Altydgedacht Barbera 2010

The ZA Confidential tasting team returns to the Cape Winelands for an unusual but delish Italian-style red – the Altydgedacht Barbera 2015.

Man-with-a-pan Michael Olivier adds a corkscrew to his armoury and introduces the wine, with guest tasters Duane Newman of Cova Advisory,  Jeff Osborne of Gumtree Auto, Malcolm Macdonald of Clientele and branding superstar Jeremy Sampson.

There is also a chat about aspirational drinking, and whether South Africans are foolishly forsaking local spirits for imported brands.

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Podcast: Yonder Hill Nicola 2015



ZA Confidential is back in the Cape Winelands for another wine tasting podcast.  This time it is a robust red, the 2015 Yonder Hill Nicola.

Michael Olivier uncorks the bottle for John Fraser, branding expert Jeremy Sampson, Gumtree’s Jeff Osborne, Duane Newman from Cova Advisory and Clientele’s Malcolm MacDonald.

After the tasting, there is a chat on marketing SA wines, sometimes by masking their origin.

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