Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Platter 2014 guide launch and 5 star tasting

It was a bit of a scrum getting to the bottles
 Andrew MacDowall, retiring publisher of the Platter guide to South African wines
Dave Hughes opened the evening
 J P Rossouw, new publisher of the Platter Guide
Andrew MacDowall  waiting to speak
 and showing us the new eau de nil Platter
 and the first 1980 edition
 Pozy Hazell with Andrew MacDowall
 J P Rossouw takes over
 Editor Philip van Zyl hands over a parting gift...
 .. a cartoon by Tony Grogan
 A French connection - Marion Pla of Marie Claire meets Signal Hill winemaker Jean Vincent Ridon
 Gregory Mutambe, head sommelier at The Twelve Apostles, with the new guide and a bottle of Simonsig's 5 star "The Russetty One" Roussanne 2012, made for the Cape Winemakers' Guild auction
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2013

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