Mittwoch, 14. Mai 2008

Wine Affair and Potjie Contest

Last week was a big wine fair at the V & A Waterfront. Allan, Wayne and I had to pour wine on Friday evening. 
The wine fair is a bit different as our tastings at home. Here are also Restaurants on the show and one can taste small pieces of Thai curry, Sushi, Parma Ham and Parmigiano, even fresh oysters from Knysna but they were sold for R7 per piece. I thought this is really cheap but as I told Zanelle and her friend Amelie they were rather shocked how expensive it was.

The wines were good but I found also some Brett and even worse cork. Why do some people pour wine, represent an Estate and can not taste a cork taint??? Not a really good choice to build your brand image. One girl told me right away that she does not know wine at all but she is studying marketing and wants to work in the wine industry. Maybe it is a good idea to know about the thing one wants to sell, or???

After the tasting I joined the other winemakers of the Constantia wine route at the annual Potjiekos (for the Austrians: it is said - Peukikos) competition. This year at Klein Constantia Estate.
Lots of different Potjies (Oxtail, Indian style, 4 with seafood, ...) were bubbling in the night and a chef had to decide who´s the best Potjie.

And the winner is:
1. Steenberg Vineyards
2. Cape Point Vineyards
3. Eagles Nest Farm

Anyway, all were good and if you are hungry ...

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