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Savor South Africa wine event

By Jessica Yadegaran
Monday, July 30th, 2007 at 4:52 pm in Uncategorized.

My friends and I are obsessed with South African wine. For me, I think it’s more the idea of Stellenbosch. I’m familiar with the Sauvignon Blancs and eccentric Pinotage but otherwise have a lot to learn. That’s why this event from Uncorked, their last of the summer, comes at the primo time.

It’s called Savor South Africa: A New World of Wine. It’s from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23 at the Officer’s Club, 1 Fort Mason, in San Francisco.

Here’s a blurb about the event from their site:

“We’ve saved the best for last for our last summer tasting showcasing the world-class wines of South Africa. And special wines deserve a memorable venue so we’re returning to the majestic Officer’s Club in Fort Mason overlooking Aquatic Park and Alcatraz.

Did you know that South Africa has been making wine for over 300 years and is the seventh largest producer of wine in the world? You’ll sample over 60 wines from all the top wine regions including the Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschoek, Walker Bay and Constantia. In addition to Chardonnay, Cabernet, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Pinot Noir, you’ll try their wonderfully refreshing Chenin Blanc and their highly unique Pinotage.

Top brands like Warwick Estate, Glen Carlou, Kanonkop, Waterford, Fairview, Simonsig, Meerlust, Neil Ellis and Saxenburg amongst many others will be represented. Rounding out the evening, AG Ferrari will provide a wide array of artisan cheeses, breads, meats and olives
to complement the wines, while DJ Sol adds his signature smooth lounge grooves – all in one very cool, wine-filled mansion overlooking the bay.”

Ok, it’s pretty much gonna go off.

Tickets are $30 through August 17th, $40 after (if available). Get yours at Uncorked.

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