Education Experience 3.5 Wine Courses

Champagne and Brandies left Me Disappointed

CAPE WINE ACADEMY – DIPLOMA COURSE – MODULE 1 – DAY 3 Saturday 14 October 2017 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php Experience: 3.5/5 I was excited to return to Morgenhof wine estate for the third and last session of Module 1 of the Diploma...
Education Experience 4.5 Wine Courses

Marching into France

CAPE WINE ACADEMY – DIPLOMA COURSE – MODULE 1 – 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...
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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...
Education Experience 4.0 Wine Courses

Taint, Mould, Sweet-Sour, Elastoplast, Stale Honey, Bee Wax and Potato Skin With the Wine Prof

CAPE WINE ACADEMY – FAULTY WINE COURSE Wednesday 30 August 2017 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php Experience: 4/5 There was no easy route from the Southern Suburbs, Cape Town to the Cape Wine Academy offices in North-East Stellenbosch for a 6pm start. I left...
Education Experience 5.0 Wine Courses

From South Africa to a Whole New (and Old) World

CAPE WINE ACADEMY – DIPLOMA COURSE – MODULE 1 – DAY 1 Saturday 26 August 2017 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php Experience: 5/5 It was déja vue time as I arrived at Morgenhof wine estate for the start of my Diploma Wine Course with the...
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Wine and Food Pairing – 10 Points ©

The 10 most important points for wine and food pairing: Match Weight with Weight: Balance the weight of the wine with the weight of the food. Aim to balance so neither overwhelm the other. Bold, spicy dishes match best with...
Education Experience 3.5 Wine Courses

Judge and be Judged!

CERTIFICATE IN WINE EVALUATION SHORT COURSE 12-14 June 2017 http://www.sun.ac.za/english/faculty/agri/viticulture-oenology/programmes/short-courses http://www.wine.co.za/news/news.aspx?NEWSID=30729 Experience: 3.5/5 I enrolled for the Certificate in Wine Evaluation Short Course as I wanted to learn how to score and assess wine for quality. Run by the Department of...
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Exam-WINE-ations!

CERTIFICATE WINE COURSE EXAMS 5 and 6 June 2017 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php The exams are over – now I wait for the results. For those who don’t know, the Cape Wine Academy is the official, leading organisation in South Africa to learn...
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How to Taste Wine©

Below is a simple aide memoire that we use for our Society meetings on how to taste wine. This gives a total objective score out of 20 – up to: 3 for Appearance, 7 for Nose, and 10 for Palate...
Education Experience 4.5 Wine Courses

Fish (and other foods) with Wanda!

WINE & FOOD WORKSHOP Thursday 25 May 2017 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php http://www.privatehotelschool.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: Not applicable Hotel 33, the Private Hotel School, Stellenbosch was just North of Spier Wine Farm, on the Vlottenburg Road, my course instructions said. It was an...