CAPS Community Tasting: White Wines of South Africa

CAPS Community Tasting | Whites of South Africa

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:Tuesday, 15 May 2018 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM (CDT) Hewitt Residence 7 Kilmarnock Bay Winnipeg, MB R2M 4R7 Canada View Map


CAPS Community Tasting: White Wines of South AfricaTuesday 15 May, 20187:30 pmHost: Gary Hewitt7 Kilmarnock Bay, Winnipeg$45 CAPS members—unbelievable value!: $60 non-membersBe sure to bring your tasting glasses, and please wear no fragrances. From the host: Publicity favours BIG BOLD RED WINES. Well, get a grip. Please. And pay attention. South Africa has atrove of old bush vine Chenin Blanc, edgy cool-climate Sauvignon Blanc, Bourgogne-inspiredChardonnay, and historic dessert wines. Add a dash of gutsy young, highly trained winemakers withrevolution in mind, and bam! Blitzkrieg! Take the world by storm—well, at least the markets that arepaying attention. These wines are repeatedly cited as among the best value white wines in the world.Now is the time to make your own discovery while they are still affordable.Fortune smiles doubly on us as CAPS members Paul and Shirley Martens of Blend Imports specialize inSouth African wines. They visit every year; know many of the trending winemakers; and offer Winnipegmore great wines than our wee market can absorb. Several wines in this CAPS Community tasting arenot locally available (at least not yet!), and this is a rare opportunity to taste wines that are the toast ofthe UK and East Coast markets.Gary is the enthusiastic host of the event, but Paul and Shirley will also be there to share their personalexperiences and love of South African wines. The tentative line-up of wines (any changes will only be for the better):· Thelema 2015 Verdelho Stellenbosch WO· Springfield Estate 2015 Life from Stone Sauvignon Blanc Robertson WO· Crystallum 2011 Clay Shales Chardonnay Hemel en Aarde Ridge WO· Van Loveren 2016 Christina Chardonnay Robertson WO· Storm 2015 Vrede Chardonnay Hemel-en- Arde Valley WO· Thorne & Daughters 2016 Paper Kite Old Vine Semillon Swartland & Franschhoek WO· A.A. Badenhorst 2011 White Blend Coastal Region WO· Keermont 2015 Terrasse Stellenbosch WO· David & Nadia 2015 Aristargos Swartland WO· Klein Constantia 1999 Vin de Constance Constantia WO (500 mL) Has your CAPS Membership lapsed? You can renew online at any time - CAPS Manitoba Share this event on Facebook and Twitter. We hope you can make it!Cheers,CAPS Manitoba c/o Emma Wennekes