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Wine of the Week: Grand Cru R31 Drostdy Hof Premier You might be young, but you have a taste for wine and want the best bot­tle at the best price. This week, we present a R31 bot­tle that can com­pete with the best.

Tastemaker Ti­nashe Nya­mu­doka chose the Drostdy Hof Premier Grand Cru, which is cheaper than a bot­tle of im­ported min­eral wa­ter.

Nya­mu­doka says this blend of Chenin Blanc, Colom­bard, Ries­ling and Sauvi­gnon Blanc has a fresh­ness and lively acid­ity of guava flavours with a twist of citrus that makes it a per­fect match with seafood.

The fact that this wine was one of the top-rated at our Well­sFaber Som­me­lier Se­lec­tion tast­ings is proof that blind tast­ing lev­els the play­ing field.

Just last week, som­me­lier Mar­lvin Gwese chose a white blend that costs eight times more than this one does. Yet the scores from the som­me­liers were al­most

PHOTO: JA­SON VD MERWE

NEIL PENDOCK with TI­NASHE NYA­MU­DOKA MASTER Ti­nashe Nya­mu­doka knows that qual­ity isn’t al­ways ex­pen­sive

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