Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Champagne Ruinart at The Cape Town Art Fair

Champagne Ruinart is re-launching in South Africa and we were invited to taste it in the VIP lounge at the Cape Art Fair held last week at the CTICC. They were one of the sponsors and very kindly gave us tickets to the Art Fair
The foyer of the Cape Town Convention Centre
Lynne in the VIP lounge. She is always happy with a glass of good Champagne in her hand. She used to buy Ruinart when she lived in London so it is familiar and enjoyable
Excellent hospitality in the VIP lounge above the foyer
The interesting bottles are very untraditional and very memorable
Sir would you like a glass of the Ruinart Blanc de Blanc? Offered by Priscilla du Preez
Cute 'splits', mini champagne bottles that contain just 2 glasses (approx 187ml) Great for impromptu celebrations
Frédéric Dufour, president of Ruinart and Patrick Madendjian, GM of Moët Hennessy South Africa
We were welcomed by Keelyn Gibbons, from Mulderbosch and Michelle Stewart
They were showcasing two wines, Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc and Faithful Hound, their 5 varietal Bordeaux blend
A glass of Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc?
The light lunch of chicken salad, beef crostini and spinach tarts
Into the Cape Art Fair
A glass or a bottle? To enjoy as you view the art
A Ruinart serving station in the exhibition
But is this art? Some fairly tasteless signs. It takes all kinds...
Some realistic pictures, like the use of turpentine to indicate rain or fog
A corridor of Interesting bronze figures - echoes of the Hidden army or the statues on Easter Island. The art was not just local but from other African countries and from overseas
Panoramic photos of Cape Town in very finite detail, a photographers dream
Green art
It was well attended and very spacious
Love these
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus
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