Sunday, October 30, 2016

Veritas Awards wine tasting 2016

Shortly after the Veritas Awards ceremony comes the public tasting of the top wines, held this year in the Ballroom at the CTICC. We sampled some old favourites, some new and innovative wines and one really old treasure - a 1933 Muscadel from KWV, a wine so thick and syrupy with age and full of robust flavours and aromas that you had to change your glass afterwards, as they lingered to overtake any following wine
There is always a lot to taste at this popular annual tasting
Sparkling Winemaker Elunda Basson of Distell pours their JC le Roux Scintilla
Bennie Howard, Chairman of the Veritas Awards welcomes us to the tasting
There was also a tasting of the top SA cheeses this year. Cheese does go so well with wine
And the top cheese, the Ladismither was put on every wine counter to taste with the wines
Favourites from Perdeberg The Dryland Collection Barrel fermented Chenin was our wine of the week recently
Winemaker at Buitenverwachting Brad Paton with Marguerite Nel of DGB
Vondeling winemaker Matthew Copeland visiting Simonsig winemakers Debbie Thompson and Hannes Meyer
Chris von Ulmenstein with 2015 Winemaker of the Year Johann Fourie, who has moved from KWV to Benguela Cove. Chris seems to be enjoying the 1933 KWV muscadel
Jonathan Snashall with two happy ladies
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2016

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