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FULL TASTING PROGRAMME
August 17, 2017 @ 08:00 - October 19, 2017 @ 17:00
THURS 24th AUGUST: Ken Forrester -THE EVOLUTION OF CHENIN – a personal journey with Ken through almost twenty years of Chenin Blanc. He will show: Sparklehorse Chenin Blanc Méthode Cap Classique 2014, Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2016, Chenin Blanc 2006, Chenin Blanc 2000, Dirty Little Secret One 2015, The FMC 2015 and 2009, T Noble Late Harvest 2013. Caroline has two great aged Chenins from the Loire Valley to add to the lineup. R200 p/p
WED 20th SEPTEMBER: Taste 12 old vine wines from iconic winemakers Chris Alheit and Eben Sadie. There’s not enough to sell, but we have a bottle of each to taste. Please note that this tasting is on a WEDNESDAY due to the impending long weekend. Alheit: Cartology 2016 ( R341 ); Radio Lazarus 2016 ( R681 ); Magnetic North 2016 ( R681 ); La Colline 2016 ( R681 ); Hemelrand Vine Garden 2016 ( R282 ). Sadie Family Wines Skurfberg Chenin Blanc 2016 ( R311 ); Skerpioen Chenin-Palomino 2016 ( R311 ); T’Voetpad ( Field blend white ) 2016 ( R343 ); Kokerboom Semillon 2016 ( R343 ); Soldaat Grenache 2016 ( R343 ); Treinspoor 2016 ( R311 ); Pofadder 2016 ( R311 ). Only 18 places available @ R450
WEDNESDAY 19th OCTOBER: CAROLINE’S ANNUAL WHITE WINE & METHODE CAP CLASSIQUE REVIEW 2017 at the Table Bay Hotel from 17h00 – 21h00. Tickets R300 p/p and bookings at Computicket only from 15th September. Taste 60 of the top performing whites and MCC’s made in SA. Meet the winemakers personally at their stands, and chat about their wine.
THURS 2nd NOVEMBER: AUSTRIAN JEWELS. In early June, I was in Vienna and found a great wine store and brought back 12 bottles of wine which were recommended as the very best examples of their type in stock. There are 4 Gruner Veltliners by producers Pichler, Jurtschitch, Ebner-Ebenauer and Brundlmayer; 3 Rieslings from producers Nikolaihof, Weingut Knoll and Schloss Gobelsburg situated in Wachau and Kamptal regions; 1 famous field blend from vineyards around Vienna called Wieninger Gemischter Satz; Stadlmann Zierfander and Alphart Rotglipfer Rodauner; and 2 reds – Schiefer Blaufrankisch Szapary and Schuster Sankt Laurent both from Burgenland. R600 p/p