NEW #TWSTaste Virtual Wine Tasting: Bring A Bottle: South Africa, Thursday 13th August, 8-9pm

Hello everyone!

We’d like to get our next virtual tasting in your diaries:

New #TWSTaste virtual wine tasting: Bring A Bottle: South Africa, Thursday 13th August, 8pm-9pm

Like some of our previous tastings, we’re asking you to raid your wine rack to see what you’ve already got at home and join together to taste along live next Thursday.

Everyone has been affected by coronavirus, and South Africa is no exception. We really wanted an opportunity for you to either purchase some South Africa wine for the occasion, or to open that bottle of something special to celebrate South African wine with us! Between us, we’ll be trying to taste as many different South African wines as possible.

It doesn’t matter which grape variety you’re drinking or where in South Africa it comes from - anything that you want to open is welcome, as are you!

If you haven’t got any South African wines and want to open something else and taste along, that’s fine too. Bring along a bottle and join in anyway - hopefully you’ll find something to add to your ‘must try’ list!

South African Wine Guide

If you’re new to South African wines and would like to learn a little more before the tasting, have a read of our Ultimate Guide to South African Wine:

Here’s how to take part:

  1. Have a look to see if you have any South African wines at home. If you don’t, you should have time to order some! :smiley:
  2. Reply to this topic saying what South African wine you’ve got - and if you’ve got more than one option, please do share notes with your fellow members here and get advice about which bottle to open (feel free to open more than one if you like…). You could also get some serving suggestions/food matches lined up.
  3. Log in to the Community just before 8pm on Thursday 13th August - there’ll be a topic called ‘LIVE #TWSTaste: Bring A Bottle: South Africa’ where we’ll host the live event. We’ll all say which bottles we’re opening/share photos of the bottles, and then we’ll taste along together and compare notes, just like we do for a normal #TWSTaste event.

If you’re new to The Community and need help with how to use the forum for the tasting, have a read of our guide ‘How To’ - Take part in our virtual #TWSTaste events’

Who’s joining us?

  • I’ll be there!
  • I haven’t got any South African wines, but I’ll join in anyway.

0 voters

We’re really looking forward to this - we hope you can join us!


Planning to open Bosman Family Vineyards Adama 2008 for this event!


The Liberator Cape to Alexandria Muscat


Has to be Life from Stone from Springfield. Come on TWS, you used to stock this?


I am sat here with all my fingers and toes crossed, hoping I haven’t jinxed this, but I should be giving this tasting a miss…

Not because I wouldn’t like to open something SA, far from it (in fact it’s probably the perfect excuse to open a bottle of the sublime Vin de Constance), but I’m really, really hoping we’ll be in France next week. Subject to yet another last minute catastrofuck by this government, naturally.


Love Life from Stone!

Moi aussi! :pray::pray:


Hoping a few folks will be around tomorrow?


The thread for tonight’s tasting is now live, if you want to head over and post any bottle shots of the wines you’ll be trying:

Hope some of you can make it! I’ll close this topic now :slight_smile: