“It’s like Christmas morning every time a club pack arrives. Unpacking each bottle, examining the labels, putting on the neck tags ... I’m like a kid in a sweet store.”
—M O’Donoghue, Newlands
“I don’t know if you have access to just how long I’ve been a member of your wine club, but it’s many years. Many years of wonderful good wines. I’ve genuinely never had a bad wine...”
—Walter Passet, Blue Horizon Bay
started the Wine Club in 1986, long before the days you could buy wine online. Why? Let’s face it. Wine can be intimidating. It’s difficult to try new ones and be sure they are top quality. But, how best do you do this?
Well, before I get to that - let me ask you three questions.
Did you answer ‘yes’ to any of these?
So, what is the best way to solve this problem without the risk of trying lots of ordinary and expensive wines? Easy...
• Get a panel of nine independent expert wine judges
• Ask them to taste and score all the wines blind
• Blind wine tasting ensures no judge is influenced by a label
• Place only the very best scoring wine in members’ packs
• Members get exclusive tasting notes and storage necktags
This way - we focus only on what’s important - what you taste in the glass. Because of this, when you join the Wine Club you get to try new wines - and you get quality and value for money at the same time.
As a wine drinker we’re pretty sure you’ve come across the term ‘Wine of Origin’. It’s a status given to recognised wine growing areas in South Africa.
But how did it come about? According to Wines of South Africa (WOSA) the establishment of a victual station at the Cape midway through the 17th century led to the planting of the first vineyard in 1655. On 2 February 1659 the first wine from Cape grapes was made.read more...
Which style of wine do you prefer?
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