The Cape Crusaders – Wines Of South Africa
The Thomas Lord Suite, Marylebone Cricket Club, Lord's Cricket Ground, John's Wood, London, NW8 8QN
Date: Monday 12th October
From: 5.30pm to 8.30pm
In the last few years, South Africa has truly established itself as one of the world's most dynamic, exciting and creative wine-producing countries. Its rich winemaking heritage, combined with a passionate and innovative new generation taking hold of the reins, has resulted in a wide selection of unique and delicious wines.
The dazzling range of climate and geology ensures that there is a wealth of wine styles on offer. Today, in addition to the traditional Cape offerings of chenin blanc and pinotage, there are impressive Bordeaux blends, spicy syrahs, cool-climate sauvignons and numerous innovative blends (many taking advantage of the country's enviable acreage of old, low-yielding vines.)
Putting On An Exhibition
The Brayford Suite, ALIVE Conferences, 22 Newland, Lincoln, LN1 1XD
Date: Wednesday 4th November
From: 6.30pm to 8.30pm
The Society's flagship Exhibition range is sourced from some of the world's finest growers in the greatest wine-producing regions on the planet. Twenty of these wines will be available to enjoy in this informal walk-around tasting.
Exhibition wines are from more closely defined geographic areas than our 'Society's' range, and reflect the typicity of their region or commune. Our buyers work incredibly hard on this range of wines: they are heavily involved in the selection and sometimes in the blending processes, all to provide members with flagship bottles which they can purchase with confidence.
Perennial favourites such as The Society's Pauillac (made by Lafite-Rothschild), Mendoza Malbec (from Catena Zapata), Pouilly-Fuissé (Joseph Burrier) and Grüner Veltliner (Willi Bründlmayer) will be on show at what promises to be an unmissable exhibition of wine.