About Our Society

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Peter and his partner are passionate about wine and about learning about wine. The Cape Wine Lovers’ Society shares our passions with other enthusiasts. We aim to inform and broaden your appreciation of all wines in a spirit of fun and adventure.

Peter was an active member of a wine-tasting society in England. He was surprised 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. So, we decided to start our own tasting society. We are not tied to any vineyard or supplier and shall explore wines of different varieties and from any region or country.

We are both students with the Cape Wine Academy. We have completed the introductory South African Wine course and have completed – but not yet taken the exams – the Certificate (three-day) Wine Course.

The Cape Wine Lovers’ Society meets at least monthly in the Southern Suburbs, Cape Town. Novices and experts are equally welcome. We will help you learn how to taste wine and to identify the different wine varieties. Handouts will be provided at each meeting and you will have opportunity to buy any of the wines selected. A snack platter is also provided. We charge a reasonable rate to cover our costs.

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 other countries, or other. Our journey together will also focus on related topics such as pairing wine with food, how to choose wine in a restaurant or to take to a braai, low v high cost wines, wines for keeping and more.

Next meetings – Thursdays, unless otherwise stated, at 7.00 for 7.30pm in Wynberg, Southern Suburbs, Cape Town:

24 August          Italian Wines – SA Style

Please see more detail here.

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