Pinotage tasting/dinner at WINE CELLAR, Wednesday, 18 February

Thursday, 22 January, 2004
David Brice
Peter May will be the guest of honour
Once again Peter May - Secretary of the World-Wide Pinotage Club - and his wife, Joan, will be visiting from London and will be guest of honour at our annual function (now in its 3rd year) to celebrate South Africa's own grape variety. It will be held on Wednesday 18 February in our cellar in Observatory staring at 6.30pm.

In the November 2003 Club Pinotage Newsletter, Peter May lists the ABSA Top Ten Pinotages and makes the point that since the inception of this annual competition in 1997, L'Avenir Pinotage has been the most frequent awardee with 6 appearances in the Top Ten (followed by Kanonkop and Uiterwyk with 5 appearances each). We will honour L'Avenir Estate and long-standing winemaker Francois Naudé by presenting a flight of L'Avenir Pinotages from 1995 to 2002 (including the marvelous CWG Auction Reserve 2002).

In a 2nd flight of maybe 8 to 10 wines, we will show pairs (from the excellent 2001 & 2002 vintages) of exciting Pinotages making international names for themselves and/or gracing the 2002/2003 ABSA Top Ten lists - tasted blind.

Dinner will follow with yet more Pinotage. The all-inclusive price for the evening is R275 per person.

To book, please either return this e-mail to Thea van der Merwe or call her at Cape Town +27 (0) 21 448-4105 or on +27 (0) 72 420 3531. Payment can be made either by Mastercard or Visa via the WineCellar SafeShop:, or by on-line or direct deposit into our account 'The Wine Cellar Club' # 1021268585 at Nedbank, Salt River code 102109 using your name as a reference or send a cheque payable to 'The Wine Cellar Club' to Thea at PO Box 13439, Observatory 7935. Please note that you do not have a confirmed place without payment and that we will only entertain a refund if we can fill that place from a waiting list

For first-timers go to the 'CONTACT' page of our website to see the address and location of our cellar.

There is ample safe parking available.

Cheers, David Brice
The Wine Cellar