Received the first copies of Sour Grapes this morning over breakfast of two slices of rye bread with marmite and shredded Cheddar cheese (in honour of Sir Fred “the Shred” Goodwin fired as Royal Bank of Scotland CEO this morning) matched with a pétillant lime and soda in a retro non-Riedel glass. The official launch will be at the Book Lounge, an independent book shop specializing in local publications, 71 Roeland Street, Cape Town after work on Guy Fawkes’ Day. Although I see that www.kalahari.net are already discounting it down to R127.50. Wines for the launch are being supplied by David Nieuwoudt from Cederberg Wines.
Sour Grapes, my amateur exposé of SA wine, is at the printers and Tafelberg tell me it will be out in October. In the meantime, I’m hard at work on a sequel with a working title Pendock Gets the Pip: seeded players and other wine scams with no shortage of subject material.