Here's our list of suggested wines to sip and assess as we discuss each grape.

These wines are available at either Checkers (Ch), Pick 'n Pay (PnP), Woolworths (WW) or online.

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SESSION 1 - Thursday, 2 July

• Choose any wine that's already on your shelf.

SESSION 2 - Thursday, 9 July

Sauvignon Blanc:

• Budget: Spier Sauvignon Blanc 2019 R70 (Ch-PnP-WW-Online)

• Mid Range: Kunjani Sauvignon Blanc R120 (Online)

• Mid Range: Springfield Life From Stone Sauvignon Blanc 2019 R150 (PnP-WW)

• Spendy: Trizanne ‘Sondagskloof’ White R280 (Online)

Cabernet Sauvignon

• Budget: Leopard's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon +R70 (Ch-PnP-WW-Online)

• Mid Range: Allesverloren Cabernet Sauvignon R160 (Ch)

• Spendy: Neil Ellis Cabernet Sauvignon R200 (PnP-WW-Online)

We'll chat about Merlot too, so feel free to open a bottle of Merlot or a Cab/Merlot blend!

SESSION 3 - Thursday, 16 July


• Budget: Warwick First Lady Chardonnay R95 (Ch-PnP-Online)

• Mid Range: Oak Valley Beneath the Clouds Chardonnay R135 (PnP-Online)

• Spendy: Tesserlaarsdal Chardonnay R280 (Online)

• Spendy: Creation Chardonnay R200 (Ch-Online)


• Budget: Alvi's Drift Shiraz R70 (Ch-PnP-Online)

• Mid Range: Neil Ellis Shiraz R135 (Ch-PnP-WW-Online)

• Spendy: Cederberg Shiraz R250 (Ch-PnP-Online)

• Spendy: Mullineux Syrah R350 (Online)

FYI. When lockdown ends, treat yourself to their Franschhoek tasting. It is phenomenal!

SESSION 4 - Thursday, 23 July

Chenin Blanc

• Budget: Reyneke Organic Chenin R85 (Ch-PnP-Online)

• Mid Range: Mosi Wines ‘Tinashe’ Chenin Blanc 2018 R140 (Online) / 2019 is R170

• Mid Range: Gabrielskloof Chenin Blanc R120 (Online)

• Spendy: Thistle & Weed Duwweltjie 2019 R230 (Online)


• Budget: Alvi's Drift Pinotage R70 (Ch-PnP-Online)

• Budget: Fairvalley Pinotage R80 (Online)

• Mid Range: Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage R125 (Ch-PnP-WW-Online)

• Spendy: Groot Constantia Pinotage R300 (Online)

FYI. If you haven't already visited Groot Constantia Estate, it's a historical must see.

• Spendy: Bayede Wines B Royal Pinotage R338 (Online)

• Spendy: Eenzaamheid Pinotage R210 (Online)

SESSION 5 - Thursday, 30 July


• Budget: Graham Beck MCC Brut Pinot Noir Chardonnay R125 (Ch-PnP-Online)

FYI. Graham Beck has a MCC for all budgets and tastes!

• Mid Range: Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel MCC R155 (Ch-PnP-Online)

• Spendy: Saltare Brut Nature MCC NV R220 (Online & selected PnP)

• Spendy: Black Elephant Vintners Bev MCC R265 (Online)


• Budget: Ken Forrester Vineyards Petit Rosé R65 (Ch-PnP-Online)

• Mid Range: Van Loggerenberg Wines Break a Leg rosé R140 (Online)

FYI. The Break a Leg is our absolute favourite rosé!

• Mid Range: Kleinood Wines Tamboerskloof Katharien Rosé R124 (PnP-WW-Online)

• Spendy: Avondale Camissa Rosé R260 (Online)


De Krans Cape Pink Port-style R65 (Online)

De Krans Cape Vintage Port-style R115 (Online)

FYI. De Krans offer a wide range of fortified wines at every price point.

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