BCLDB’s Summertime South African Wine Feature Includes Free Consumer Tasting

South African wines are well-known for going great with food.  The wines are a mix of the Old World and the New World styles.  Fruit forward, yet still restrained, plus enough structure and acidity to give you wines elegance. If you have not tried South African wines before you may want to try some for free, courtesy of the BCLDB.  Below is the announcement about the free tasting and the wines that you will enjoy.  I would particularly suggest you try the Glen Carlou and Spier wines.

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Wines of South Africa logoMay 9, 2016 (Vancouver, BC) – This June, select South African wines will be showcased at 60 BC Liquor Stores throughout the province.  As part of the promotion, consumers will be invited to explore the country’s offerings at a FREE tasting on Thursday, June 9th 2016.  Hosted by the 39th & Cambie Signature BCLDB Store, the event will pair the wines with tasty bites from Granville Island’s Oyama Sausage Co.
South African wines are famous for their food-friendly character, so pairing them with cuisine from Oyama Sausage Co. gives them the perfect opportunity to shine.  Oyama’s outstanding handmade pâtés, fresh sausages, and cured meats recently earned the business first place (Gold) in both the Best Deli in Vancouver and Best Stall at Granville Island categories of the Westender’s Best of the City awards.  The event will provide guests with a plethora of ideas for picnics, BBQs, and summer entertaining.
Wines featured at the event were selected to represent the quality and value for which South Africa is known:
Glen Carlou Grand Classique
Inception Red
Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz
KWV Roodeberg
Nederburg Sauvignon Blanc
Nederburg Cabernet Sauvignon
Spier Signature Chenin Blanc
Stellar Organics Cabernet Sauvignon Pinotage Reserve
Stellenzicht Red Escape
The Grinder Pinotage
Two Oceans Sauvignon Blanc
Wolftrap Red
The promotion will also include free three-day tastings at other participating BC Liquor Stores throughout June.
Wines of South Africa Consumer Tasting
Thursday, June 9 2016
2:30 – 6:30pm
BCLDB 39th & Cambie Signature Liquor Store
5555 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Plus free tastings throughout June at participating BCLDB Stores
Drink Good Wine. That is my motto and I really want to help you drink good wine. What is good wine? That can be a different thing for each people. Some people prefer red wines. Some only like Cabernet Sauvignon. MyWinePal was started by Karl Kliparchuk, WSET. I spent many years with the South World Wine Society as the President and then cellar master. I met many great wine makers. I love to travel around the world, visiting wine regions and sharing my passion for food & wine with you. Come live vicariously through me, and enjoy all my recommended wines.