THE BEST WINE SHOPS ARE VERY, VERY PICKY

Gourmet (South Africa) - - HOW TO DRINK -

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.

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