About Our Society

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Dr Peter is passionate about wine and learning about wine. The Cape Wine Lovers’ Society shares my passions with all wine drinkers and enthusiasts. I aim to inform and broaden your appreciation of all wines in a spirit of fun and adventure.

I was an active member of a wine-tasting group in England. It surprised me to find there was no equivalent get-together in the Cape Region, other than clubs that visited wine estates or met in restaurants, educational courses, or merchant tastings. I therefore decided to start my own tasting society and group. I am proud of my independence and through not being tied to any vineyard or supplier. It makes my tasting reviews truly independent and gives me the freedom to explore the wines of different varieties and from any estate, wine region or country.

I am a graduate of the Cape Wine Academy with a Diploma in wine. I passed the Wine & Spirits Educational Trust (WSET) Level 3 examinations in 2019. I am currently halfway though my studies for WSET Level 4 Diploma. Meanwhile, I have completed other courses covering a range of wine topics: Wine and Food Pairing; Faulty Wine; Wine Evaluation (Judging); and Small Scale Wine-Making (Garagiste). I have aspirations to study for Cape Wine Master and Master of Wine.

The Cape Wine Lovers’ Society meets at least monthly in the Southern Suburbs, Cape Town together with the Northern Suburbs, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl and Somerset West. Novices, students, wine-drinkers and experts are equally welcome. I will help you learn how to taste wine and to identify the different wine varieties. I hold Dr Peter Masterclass tastings for those who wish to extend their learning and knowledge to higher levels. A snack platter is also provided. I charge a reasonable rate to cover tasting costs.

Please view the ‘Taste Live with Dr Peter’ at 6pm (SA time) on the Cape Wine Lovers’Society on FaceBook. I started the daily (less Sunday) tastings before South Africa’s strict lockdown to bring wines to you at a time when you have been unable to visit the wine estates for tasting or buy, together with support for the wine industry at this testing time.

Each meeting has a special theme. This may be a South African growing region, style of wine (white, rosé, red), rare grape varieties, specialist wines (champagne, dessert, fortified, brandy), wines of different countries, or other. I always like to include in our journey together a broad range of other interesting topics such as pairing wine with food, how to choose the wine in a restaurant or to take to a braai, low v high-cost wines, wine ageing and much more besides.

Next meetings – Tuesdays, unless otherwise stated, at 7.00 for 7.30pm – Cape Town and other venues


To be announced after the end of lockdown restrictions.

Contact us, if you would like to join

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