Wine Wise – Suggested Wine List

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

Chardonnay

• 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)

Shiraz

• 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)

Pinotage

• 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

Sparkling

• 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)

Rosé

• 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)

Fortified

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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