Friday, August 31, 2018

Vinimark Trade & Media Wine Fair 2018

We were invited to the Vinimark trade tasting at the CTICC this year but arrived very late as we had come home to discover we had been burgled the previous day. We had spent the day waiting for the police and got there very late and rather stressed. Vinimark director Ginette de Fleuriot gave us a glass of Bolly as a rescue remedy
It was a very well attended tasting with many wines to sample
Richard Parker, Michelle Gross and Ollo Parker of Altydgedacht
Carrol Boyes Champagne, made by Guy Charbaut
was shown by Hendrk Snyman
Horst Prader and Gus Allen of Constantia Glen showed the newly released 2018 Sauvignon blanc
Carolyn and Jean-Claude Martin of Creation
The Creation white and rosé wines chilling in an ice bucket
A selection of Darling Cellars wines
Ilse van Zyl and Pieter Rossouw of Darling Cellars
There are some exciting rosés being produced for the coming summer. This was one of them
Rustenberg owner Simon Barlow and friend
A selection of the Rustenberg wines
The wines of Fryer's Cove on the West Coast come from vineyards which are almost on the beach and there is always a hint of kelp and salt
Lynne loved the Glenelly Chardonnay
James and Stuart Downes of Shannon with Reyneke winemaker Nuschka de Vos

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