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Meeting: How to Taste Wine – Tuesday 28 September

Tuesday 28 September              How to Taste Wine Have you ever wanted to learn how to taste wine? How to assess a wine for quality? Or the differences between the classic white and red wine varieties? Do you know your Sauvignon...
Experience 4.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.5

Golden Wines at the End of the Rainbow

RAINBOW’S END WINE ESTATE Wednesday 13 September 2017 http://rainbowsend.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 Wine tastings by appointment are always fun. Strip away the corporate gloss and you get to meet the winemaker or owner, who often is one and the...
Experience 4.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.5

Delaire Graff Wines Sparkle

DELAIRE GRAFF ESTATE Wednesday 13 September 2017 http://www.delaire.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 The view from Delaire Graff across the Helshoogte Mountain Pass that links Stellenbosch to Franschhoek – two of the Cape’s most famous wine-growing regions – was simply spectacular....
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

Pastures Anew at Rustenberg

RUSTENBERG WINES Wednesday 13 September 2017 http://www.rustenberg.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Head up Ida’s Valley North-East of Stellenbosch and you will find a lovely road through rural countryside. The road continues for a further 2 kilometres past the entrance gate,...
Experience 3.5 Festivals & Events Wine 4.0

Elegant Wines Kiss the Lips in the Vineyard

BIZOE WINES Monday 18 September 2017 http://www.bizoe.co.za/ https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Bizoe brought just 3 wines for tasting at the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, Cape Town. I had not heard of Bizoe wines before and so I was intrigued...
Education Experience 4.5 Wine Courses

Marching into France

CAPE WINE ACADEMY – DIPLOMA COURSE – DAY 2 Saturday 16 September 2017 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php Experience: 4.5/5 I remembered my assignment. I forgot my wine glasses. This was the first Cape Wine Academy assignment that I had to hand in. There...
Reflections

Reflections in a Wine-Glass ©: Subjectively Objective or Objectively Subjective?

The awaited 2017 Report on Cape Wine by Tim Atkin was released yesterday. The opinions and assessment by the British journalist, Master of Wine and wine judge apparently hold great influence. The industry nervously awaits scores for their wines that...
Education

What Is Over the Legal Limit? Some Surprising, Scary Thoughts for Tasting and Drinking

RESPONSIBLE DRINKING AND DRIVING – LEGALLY HOW MUCH CAN I DRINK? https://www.drivesouthafrica.co.za/blog/drunk-driving-in-south-africa-laws/ https://www.aa.co.za/about/press-room/press-releases/drinking-and-driving-what-is-over-the-limit.html http://www.sadd.org.za/education/units-of-alcohol The Cape Wine Lovers’ Society is a strong advocate of safe and responsible drinking. This begs the question – especially for an original UK native like...
Experience 4.0 Festivals & Events Wine 4.0

The Big Easy Tee’s Off in the Vineyard

The Big Easy Tee’s off in the Vineyard ERNIE ELS WINES Monday 11 September 2017 http://www.ernieelswines.com/ https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 It was a Par 3 course at the Vineyard Hotel for the Monday evening tasting. Jared brought the 3...
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.5

From Palette to Palate to Muratie

MURATIE ESTATE Friday 8 September 2017 https://www.muratie.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4.5/5 ‘Visual overload’, said sommelier Nina as I stood near motionless in the Tasting Room taking in all that was there. It should not have worked. It should not have...
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.5

Water into Wine at Uitkyk

UITKYK WINE ESTATE Friday 8 September 2017 https://www.uitkyk.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4.5/5 Nature welcomed me at Uitkyk: balmy spring sunshine, cattle resting in their enclosure, birds singing their joys, pretty garden flowers in all colours, and the sound of running...