Friday, October 24, 2014

Caroline's White Wine Review 2014 at The Table Bay

Caroline Rillema gathers her favourite white wines together for a public tasting every year. Many new white wines are released in September and October and many of us look forward to this opportunity to taste them and some older wines. It was held at the Table Bay Hotel this year and it was a really great gathering of some or most of our good top white wines and bubbles. If you are looking for good wine, Caroline can help you to select a very good selection.  Where do we start describing all the wine? It is almost impossible to do in such a small space. Lynne found next year’s Birthday wine and John has to get it ordered soon as this is one that sells out really quickly. 
We always like to start a tasting with some good bubbles. Melissa Nelson with her MC Genevieve
Zelda and Charles Fox of Elgin with theirs
Karen and David Van Niekerk of High Constantia have a very good MCC
in his famous skittle bottle
We enjoyed the MCC
Duncan Savage with his wife Zani, showcasing his Savage White
And finally Michelle Elford with the Jacques Bruère from Bon Courage
The busy ballroom at the Table Bay Hotel. Richard Kershaw MW speaking with his hands
Caroline looking very elegant with David Brice, and two visitors to the tasting
Marli Brink showing us the De Wetshof Bateleur Chardonnay
One of our respected mentors and friends, Hermann Kirschbaum  of Buitenverwachting pouring their excellent Hussey’s Vlei Sauvignon Blanc
Duncan Savage of Cape Point having an animated  ‘discussion’ with Narina Cloete and Adi Badenhorst, no doubt about oxidising wines
Murray Boustred of Remhoogte with Bruwer Raats
“What would you like to taste?” says Christine Andrews of Sijnn
The new label for Villiera. This is their very, very good Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2013
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2014

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