Blogs

A Star in The Dark

A Star in The Dark

The finishing touches are being put onto our new tasting room as Sam and I pullup a chair to taste through his range of Minimalist wines.The slightly less than gentle cacophony of angle grinder on mild steel provides the perfect backdrop to a vista of Stellenbosch spreading out in front of us. Basked in the spring sun, this place is going to be epic when it’s done!It’s only Sam Lambson’s third vintage. He started making wine while still studying. Running between class and the cellar to check ferments. And also spending some time working at the now defunct Hawke and...

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Bringing The Light

Blogs

Bringing The Light

Guillaume Nell is a very unassuming guy. In the best kind of way. Modest, soft spoken and restraint. You know it’s going to be an interesting interview when he opens with; “I’m a boring guy. Much like the hard rock and metal I listen to, I express myself through my wines. So I want them to sing!” Firstly, this guy doesn’t look anything like a metal head. And secondly, a small scale winemaker racking in 94+ point wines without an ego? Now that’s something special.Lýsa Wines is the first in this series documenting the portfolio of Stellenbosch artisans joining the...

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About Us

About Us

Somm & Co. strives to curate a bespoke sommelier’s retail collection with fun, edgy and contemporary wine drinking venues that focus on collaborative brands that celebrate our combined South African heritage.

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Sommelier Masterclass Part 3 - Buying For Maturation

Sommelier Masterclass Part 3 - Buying For Maturation

The more pertinent question might be: When will this wine drink at its best?

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Sommelier Masterclass Part 2 - Buying wine for a small wine list

Sommelier Masterclass Part 2 - Buying wine for a small wine list

At its core a beverage program needs to do two things; Portray a personality, an image or a story and then of course, make money. More often than not the former is completely absent...

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