Wednesday, September 12, 2018

A tasting of wines for Spring and Summer presented by Cabo Esperanca, Ex Animo and Raath Promotions


Four young wine Entrepreneurs got together last week and held a joint trade tasting of the wines they represent. It was a fun evening, with far too many wines to taste!
 Mark Herd tasting bubblies with Jane Eedes. Jane is very excited that Dainty Bess her own MCC has been getting international recognition and scoring high points
She had the bubblies on her stand for tasting. Very tempting
 David Clarke of Ex Animo and Giorgio Nava  (Carne, 95 Keerom and 95 Parks restaurants) were having interesting conversations about wine
David Clark's selection of interesting wines
There were some familiar and some new wines, some of which are from the young turks in the Swartland who are pushing the envelope, not always appreciated by the old and staid wine trade. But the young always have to learn on their own to reinvent the wheel and find out what works and what doesn't
Only one thing we can say about these wines, we like them. Matthew Copeland is a great winemaker. He has made another Ancestral Wine which made very good money at the Nederburg Auction last Saturday. Congratulations Matthew. Vondeling is represented by Kyle Martin - Cabo Esperanca Wines. He also has Keermont, Olifantsberg, Blackwater, Oak Valley and Vermont gins  on his good list
The tasting was held at Hail Pizza in Bree Street, This was early on before the crowd got heavy
Dane Raath of Raath Promotions with his sales representatives Karin Venter and Chloe Walker.  Dane was showing Silverthorn, Allee Bleue, Beaumont, B Exploration Vintners, Raats, Sterhuis, Teddy Hall, Bouchard Finlayson and Chamonix wines. It is a very impressive list with several great wines
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