Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Ultra Mussels Wine Celebration at Den Anker Restaurant, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Muscling in on Mussels at Den Anker
We had been invited to Muratie for the Port Festival but sadly, without a car, we had to cancel. That meant we were able to take up Mark Norrish's (he heads the wine buying at Ultra) invitation to attend his annual Ultra Mussels Wine Celebration at Den Anker Restaurant, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town as we can get there and back by MyCiti bus
It was a glorious Saturday after a wet and cold week but we were all celebrating the news that at last El Nino has gone and the dams are filling up at last. We hope this means that the drought has broken its back. Den Anker looked resplendent
Mark Norrish tasting De Morgenzon's wines with owner Wendy Appelbaum
Blaauwklippen winemaker Narina Cloete shows her wines
You were given a glass, a list of the wines on tasting which were divided into wine made by Women and wine made by Men and some vouchers which got you a bowl of Den Anker’s famous mussels and some frites/ Everyone who could crammed themselves onto the terrace to enjoy the wines, the food and the views
Luke Krone organised the event and here he is announcing the lucky draw. You had to vote for your favourite wine of the day
The Glenelly team, Jerome Likwa and Luke O’Cuinneagain
Mark announces the winner
She collects her prize, which was a hamper and a visit to a wine farm
Can you look a bit happier!
Ernie Els cellarmaster Louis Strydom behind competitor Kleine Zalze’s wines, which were on the opposite counter. The beer taps made an interesting counterpoint to the wine bottles
His wife, Rianie Strydom, with her wines from Dombeya and Haskell
Yes please, that would be very nice. JC le Roux winemaker Elunda Basson with a keen admirer of bubbly
Louis talks about his Ernie Els wines
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2016

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