THE BEST WINE SHOPS ARE VERY, VERY PICKY
We don’t mind a giant wine warehouse, but the best wine shops are hyper-focused.
Ask the somm at the wine-iest restaurant in town where he buys his personal bottles.
CAROLINE’S FINE WINE CELLAR Cape Town CBD and Tokai carolineswine.com Now firmly established in both the CBD and the burbs, Caroline’s is a sure fix for those hard-tofind hidden gems and artisanal wines.
WINE CONCEPTS Newlands and Kloof Street, Cape Town wineconcepts.co.za Because this shop lies just next to Gogo’s Deli, you can count on consultant Mike Bamfield-duggan to recommend the right bottles for free-range pork neck or roast duck. He also hosts regular wine tastings.
WINE AT THE MILL The Old Biscuit Mill, Cape Town wineatthemill.com Even in up-and-coming Woodstock, Wine at the Mill stands out for its deep catalogue of small, ambitious producers at fair prices.
NORMAN GOODFELLOWS Johannesburg ngf.co.za Norman Goodfellows, the wine king of Jozi, guides you to your bottle with helpful staff at all outlets.