BOUCHARD FINLAYSON TO HOST A SERIES OF TUTORED WINE TASTINGS
IN CAPE TOWN AND JOHANNESBURG THIS YEAR
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Following sold-out events in 2013, Bouchard Finlayson will once again host a series of Tutored Wine Tastings in Cape Town and Johannesburg this year. Open to the public, the tastings will be held in small groups and are meant to be fun and informal, attracting wine novices and connoisseurs alike. They will be hosted by none other than Peter Finlayson, renowned winemaker and South Africa’s ‘Pinot Pioneer’, who looks forward to sharing his passion for wine.
The tastings are limited to 20 guests, which, says Finlayson, ‘allows wine fans to savour a delicious glass of wine while finding out more about its provenance and character, all in a relaxed setting without any elitist notions. Whether you are a wine expert or a wine enthusiast who simply enjoys a good glass of wine, we encourage everyone to join us!’
The first Tutored Tasting of the year will take place at new culinary hot spot Mondiall at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town on Wednesday 2 April and will focus on Bouchard Finlayson highlights over the years. Peter Finlayson will showcase four flights of three wines, including the Bouchard Finlayson Blanc de Mer blend; Walker Bay Sauvignon Blanc; Kaaimansgat, Missionvale and Sans Barrique Chardonnays; and iconic Tête de Cuvée Galpin Peak Pinot noir.Johannesburg-based wine fans will be able to catch the same tasting a few days later, onTuesday 8 April, at Coobs restaurant in Parkhurst.
This will be followed by another Tutored Tasting in Cape Town on Thursday 26 June, this time with a focus on Bouchard Finlayson Pinot noir highlights over the years, including the award-winning Galpin Peak and Tête de Cuvée vintages. Bouchard Finlayson’s unique Hannibal blend will then take centre stage on Wednesday 13 August in Cape Town and on Tuesday 26 August in Johannesburg, when Peter Finlayson presents a Hannibal Vertical Tutored Tasting.
The Tutored Tasting season will conclude in Cape Town on Wednesday 12 November, with Finlayson offering a sneak preview of Bouchard Finlayson pre-releases, including comparisons to previous years. The perfect opportunity to catch an early glimpse of what’s to come!
Please note that venues for June, August and September are still to be confirmed, with all Tutored Tastings taking place in centrally located restaurants. Cape Town tastings start at 18:00 and run until approximately 19:30, while Johannesburg tastings commence at 18:30 and finish at around20:00.
Bookings are essential and can be made on firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel 028 312 3515. The cost is R200 per person, which includes the wine tasting and a selection of canapés. Wine tasters are welcome to book dinner in the relevant venue following the tasting, for their own account.
ABOUT BOUCHARD FINLAYSON
Established in 1989 in the temperate Hemel-en-Aarde Valley on 125 hectares (312 acres) of Walker Bay's prime viticultural land, Bouchard Finlayson Vineyard and Winery is a small cellar dedicated to the quality production of Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc. Ever since releasing their first vintages, the name Bouchard Finlayson has been internationally synonymous with excellence. Today, owned by the Red Carnation Hotels’ Tollman family and under the leadership of Victoria Tollman and winemaker Peter Finlayson, 22 hectares (54 acres) of the estate are currently under vine with 50% devoted to the varietal for which Peter is most acclaimed – Pinot noir. Other cultivars under production include Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc and Sangiovese, as well as a handful under exploration. Bouchard Finlayson is an accredited Championship member of the Biodiversity and Wine initiative (BWI).
Situated on the R320 near Hermanus, Bouchard Finlayson vineyard and winery is open for tastings and sales Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 17h00 and on Saturdays from 10h00 to 13h00. For further information, call +27 28 312 3515; email email@example.com; or visit www.bouchardfinlayson.co.za.