While the treefellers …

While the treefellers …

… are sawing, cracking and felling old branches and trunks of these once-magnificent conifers in my garden …. and making me very nervous watching branches hurtling down on my plants, garden wall, neighbours garden …… (ooh she’s not going to be too happy when she gets home from work – but they do promise to tidy up the whole area!)

.. thought I would post of few photos of the World of Wine tasting we went to yesterday.

It’s held over a weekend once a year at a nearby shopping centre for us ‘up-country folk’ to get a taste of different wines … seeing as we are nowhere close to any wine estates!

There are various venues around Gauteng that hold wine tastings at this time of year and this one at the World Wear shopping centre is held, not only to attract people to the wine tastings but also to attract people to the centre
There were some good wines … some nice wines … some plonk … some music whilst we wandered from table to table ….

We didn’t go for the purpose of purchasing any, as most are available in all the bottle stores and retail outlets selling wines, but it’s nice to taste wines that on the shelves that you’re not too sure about. Appealing and eye catching labels with an enticing ‘story’ at the back of the bottle is all very well until the bottle is bought, opened … and it’s awful … such a waste of money.

But we came away with two bottles –

Seven Oaks 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz which was awarded “Best kept Secret” by Swiss International Air Lines in 2006 and “Young Winemaker of the Year” by The Diners Club in 2006. Seven Oaks winery in the Breede River Valley was established in 2003. There is a website www.sevenoaks.co.za but it’s not coming up on my laptop.

Black Pearl Oro 2007 Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon – the winemaker, Mary Lou, chatted to us .. how could we not buy her wine!! The family run winery is in Paarl – family originating from New England.
Update on my trees – one completely down … busy on the second one!

3 Replies to “While the treefellers …”

  1. I so enjoy going to wine tastings! Such a variety and as you say, you don't have to buy to find out it's awful and what a pleasure to find a good one!

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