Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Best Value Wine Awards

Held at Forest 44 near Stellenbosch aerodrome
Our favourite award winner. Table Bay MCC Blanc de Blanc from Ultra
There were some good and some interesting snacks
Slivers of mushroom pizza
Superb salmon sushi rolls
Bobotie spring rolls
Steak topped with onion jam and hollandaise
Vegetable wraps
Nice light pastry puffs with onion jam and blue cheese
Rather overcooked pea pancakes topped with a sliver of smoked salmon
The list of winners with their origins and their prices
The winners lined up for tasting
We particularly liked the Keolenhof  Koenenhoffer Sauvignon Blanc at R30, The Pearly Bay might go with hot food but is quite sweet.
John liked the KWV Concordia Chardonnay, Lynne found it a little flat.
A selection of the reds
Judy Brower of wine.co.za and journalist Fiona MacDonald, Editor of the Best Value Wine Guide listen to the award ceremony
Master of Ceremony for the Ultra Best Value Awards was Brandon de Kock
Some happy award winners and some invited guests including Pearl Oliver, sommelier of Myoga restaurant at The Vineyard Hotel
The tasting line-up
Mark Norrish, the wine buyer for Ultra, the sponsor (and this year an award winner) of the awards
Anel Grobler tweeting the awards
Christine Rudman, head of the tasting panel, tells us how the competition wines are judged
Mark Norrish presents an award
And gets Awards for the three Ultra wines
Enjoying the Table Bay MCC Blanc de Blanc

© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus
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