Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Rosé Rocks Awards 2016

Another annual awards ceremony, showcasing top Cape rosé wines, was held again at the Radisson Blue Hotel next to the V&A Waterfront. The wind was howling, so it had to be held inside, but some lovely rosés were awarded the Top Ten accolade
Happy staff serving the samples. There was only one bottle of each to taste, so you had to be quick
Perhaps a rather generous portion, some of the wines did run out early and there wasn't more in stock
Clare Mack with head judge Allan Mullins announcing the winners
Anticipation in the audience of media and wine makers
It was a howling gale. Our legendary South Easter wind does whip up the waves. Robben Island in the distance
Allan talking about the entries and the judging. Click here to see the winners: http://www.roserocks.co.za/2016-results.html
Who knew! The wines we were sampling were winners
Marvellous views from the terrace of the Radisson hotel. This is why we are feared as the Cape of Storms. A small ship battling the wind and waves. Is that the pilot climbing off?
Allan enjoying a glass of rosé with  Paul Gerber of Le Lude and an admirer
The three MCC rosé wines
Tatiana Marcetteau, Food and Beverage manager at the Cape Grace Hotel, with winner Joris van Almenkerk and his winning wine Lace, which was our favourite
Sea birds heading for safe harbour
Tweeting a picture of Allan
This was a guest at the hotel. He is obviously a wine connoisseur. Two different bottles and three separate wines by the glass
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2016
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