These are the fun meetings that are coming up over the next few months. We meet monthly on Thursday evenings in Wynberg at 7.00 for 7.30pm. Eight wines are showcased at each meeting. You will receive an information folder and there is a cheeseboard after. The R300 per person fee covers costs. You also have the … Continue reading Tastings for August
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? Most likely not or not much. Open your nose and you will feel the rush … Continue reading Learning about How Wine and Food Pair
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 area; the wines are high quality; and Walker Bay had been suggested to me for … Continue reading Learning about Wines with the Cape Wine Lovers is Super Cool
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 with their more pronounced ageing process. I had never undergone a ‘vertical tasting’ of white … Continue reading Vertically Challenged Amid the Big 5!
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 SPOILER alert. The concept is easy but great for learning and great for fun: 1. … Continue reading Blind Drunk!
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 was great to see some familiar faces as well as new ones. I had prepared … Continue reading Grape Fun with Chardonnay and Shiraz
It's been a lot of fun thinking about and planning our next meeting - tasting and choosing the wines is such a hard task! Many thanks to all the new members who have asked to join via FaceBook. We are growing fast but please do ask your friends to join, follow and share widely too. On … Continue reading Next Meeting – Thursday 16 February – Chardonnay and Shiraz
Monday 30 January 2017 Our first tasting meeting was so successful that I ran it for a second time. The Cape Wine Lovers’ Society blends together many passions I have: a passion for wine, a love of learning, pleasure from sharing and entertaining, and a strong sense of fun and adventure. The evening was set … Continue reading Another Fun Evening of Tasting and Learning
Thursday 19 January 2017 We had our first meeting last night and what fun it was. The moment had come after all the planning and research. I had visited 9 of the 14 vineyards in the Constantia Valley and surrounds to select single variety wines for the evening. Yes, can you name them all? Please … Continue reading The Cape Wine Lovers’ Society is Up and Running – and Tasting!