What do thirty wine women get up to on Woman’s day?
Why we drink wine of course!
A group of us were invited to a pre selection-judging day for Clare McKeon of spill.co.za - 100 women – 100 wines competition.
What a fantastic opportunity to discover some interesting wines. The format for the day was six groups of five women tasting five flights of five wines per flight. We were required to score each individual wine and de-select a wine that was not suitable for presentation for the competition.
As there were so many trained palates in one room, the challenge was to taste from an untrained point of view. In the end we did well, considering all the wines tasted blind.
These are my personal favourites of the day:-
AA Badenhorst ‘Secateurs’ Chenin Blanc
Flat Roof Manor Merlot
Villiera Brut Tradition N/V
Warwick ‘The First Lady’
Moreson ‘Miss Molly’ Cabernet/ Merlot
Some of the following twitter users were present so follow them @NikkiDumas (that’s me), @mackspill, @teamlamouette, @skyegrove, @blackdelilah, @foodandthefab, @sampugh1, @twy1, @wine_a_little, @spitorswallow …
There were some wines in the flight that was just not great in my opinion, will not be listed here, because wine is only as good as the taster is on the day!
Overall, I have to commend Clare on the organising of this gathering and of the competition. The winners of the competition will be judging the wines on the August 27, 2011.