SASA: November News 2018

Tuesday, 4 December, 2018
South African Sommeliers Association
Fresh off the announcement of the newest SASA certified sommeliers, we've got a 'bunch' of things for you to look forward to...

Upcoming Events Sasa AGM

Save The Date

As the year draws to a close it once again becomes time for the South African Sommelier Association's Annual General Meeting.

21 January | Venue TBC CPT

All members are encouraged to attend, find out what we've been up to this year and what we are planning for the next. Professional members are encouraged to submit their nominations for the 2019 board.

Platters One Year On

This month saw the launch of the much anticipated Platters South African Wine Guide 2019 and we have something very special that we’ve been saving just for this occasion...Ever wondered how well a five star white stands up to the test of time? How well a five star red integrates with an extra year in bottle? Or will that shy and reserved delicate wine open up with a year of rest?

Join SASA board member Barry Scholfield for a very rare and  special tasting showcasing a third of all the Platters 2018 Five Star Wines. Sourced, cellared and kept back for this very special occasion.

Wed 12 Dec 18h00 | Somm HQ | Unit 3b | The Woodmill Lifestyle Centre | Stellenbosch
R250 members | R500 non members 

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Past Events

The lighter side of Cabernet Franc

November also saw SASA chairman Higgo Jacobs, with the help of Lukas Van Loggerenberg, host a sell out tasting exploring the lighter side of Cabernet Franc. See below write up by Tim James, originally published

Tim James' write up on "The lighter side of Cabernet Franc"

"The first Cape winery to offer a wine made solely from cabernet franc was Landskroon, it seems, with a 1983. The grape had been grown in a small way through much of the 20th century and became much more important from the 1980s, with the rise of the Bordeaux-style red blend where it is a widely used component of greater or lesser significance. A few other producers joined Landskroon with varietal versions, but even by the end of the century there were fewer than ten made.

Expansion since then has been pretty spectacular, and the current Platter’s Guide lists something over 70 cab franc wines, reflecting the grape’s success in a range of conditions. In terms of hectares planted, the variety is still under one percent of the total, but this is double what it was at the turn of the century."

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