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Meeting: Let’s Celebrate MCC and Sparkling Wines – Tuesday 28 November

Tuesday 28 November              Let’s Celebrate MCC and Sparkling Wines We shall be exploring different MCC and sparkling wines, across a range of price groups and styles, as we prepare for the Christmas, Festive and New Year season. What do you enjoy?...
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Meeting: Summer Rosés – Tuesday 24 October

Tuesday 24 October              Summer Rosés Summer is coming and a time of year when we drink the lighter and fruitier styles of wine. It is a time when Rosé becomes a popular drink. The 2017 wines have all been released....
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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...
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Tasting Italian Cultivars South African Style – No Need to Buy Italian Wines!

Thursday 24 August 2017 Italian wines were the theme for our 9th Society Meeting. I like to vary the monthly themes between regions and cultivars, other topics too, and so this made a perfect choice. I had been inspired to...
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Meeting: Learn about Italian Wines – SA Style

24 August              Italian Wines – SA Style Italy is the new France! South African wine styles are changing. There’s a move from away from some classic Bordeaux to Rhone varietals/blends to wines using the excellent Italian cultivars. We don’t have to...
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Learning about How Wine and Food Pair

Thursday 15 June 2017 Did you know how our sense of smell affects taste? Perhaps you have a blocked nose or been a heavy smoker? Try pinching your nose and then eating an orange segment. Can you taste the orange?...
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Learning about Wines with the Cape Wine Lovers is Super Cool

Thursday 18 May 2017 The regular wine tasting evenings are a highlight of my month. Today was no exception. I had chosen the wines of Elgin and Hermanus for a mix of reasons: I was unfamiliar with wines of the...
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Vertically Challenged Amid the Big 5!

Tuesday 9 May 2017 I had long been excited for this meeting. ‘Vertical tasting’ is one where wines from successive vintages, usually consecutive ones, are tasted and compared side-by-side. They are usually offered at specialist tastings and typically for red wines...
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Blind Drunk!

Thursday 16 March 2017 The ‘blind’ tasting of low and high priced wines was one I had been excited about for a long time. I shall repeat the evening again so this will be a short article and hence the...
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Grape Fun with Chardonnay and Shiraz

Thursday 16 February 2017 The Argentinean Chardonnay was the winner of the night. It was the last of the four Chardonnays but stole the show by popular acclaim. This was the third meeting of the Cape Wine Lovers’ Society. It...