SouthAfrican Cape Wines

Discussion in 'Pairing Food and Wine' started by glutz, Apr 1, 2001.

  1. glutz

    glutz

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    Any interest in Cape Wines from South Africa ??

    Still a beginnner, instinctive appreication.

    do visit www. wine.co.za
     
  2. cape chef

    cape chef

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    Great value to be had with south african wines.My favorite wines come from the cape of good hope. paarl and Stellenbosh produce some really nice wines.chenin blanc is the most planted grape.(crouchon) or cape reisling is a winner as is cinsaut...Africas version of "hermitage"...
    I have to put my thinking cap on to try to remember more about the wines.
    I will post more on cape wines when my head clears up... :)
    cc
     
  3. glutz

    glutz

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    Good to hear from CC and Dick

    KWV - Cape Wine Cooperatives,
    they have and increble set-up in Paarl.
    Keep an eye open for their Catherdral Range,
    their Roberts Creek is a blend but valu-4- money, C$9 in Ottawa.

    Pinotage is the unique Cape wine,
    red, and heavy bodied, great with Winter foods.

    btw KWV also have an interesting range of brandies, including their 20 year and XO

    The following may be of interest
    Cape Town and it's Table Mountain,
    the Paarl, Stellenbosch et al wine routes. Following links are useful and interesting:

    CAPE GOURMET FESTIVAL Spice up your palate! "Some people run, some people cycle, some enjoy opera, dancing or the arts. Everybody enjoys good food"!
    <http://www.capegourmet.co.za> <http://iafrica.com/highlife/goodlife/gourmetfestival/243164.htm>

    What's happening at this year's Cape Gourmet Festival? <http://iafrica.com/highlife/goodlife/gourmetfestival/243062.htm>

    THE GOOD FOOD & WINE SHOW 2001 - new taste sensations http://iafrica.com/highlife/goodlife...247931.htm>

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  4. glutz

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    International Pinotage Tasting
    http://news.wine.co.za/News.asp?NID=1074
    where A New Zealnd Pinotage was rated # 1.

    and "The Cape's Finest Wiones - 'New start for Sticky End" on sweets muscadel wines
    - almost ice wein without the Marketing hype.

    visit the site, worth the time and effort.

    Sante

    :rolleyes:
     
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