Being the past president / co-chair / cellarmaster of the South World Wine Society (SWWS), I really like to introduce people to the wines of the Southern Hemisphere. On January 19, 2011 will be their yearly 5 Nations Cup.
What is the SWWS 5 Nations Cup? It is a blind wine tasting, where a red and a white wine from each of the 5 southern hemisphere wine producing countries are tasted (Argentina, Chile, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand), and you try to figure out which wines are from which countries. It is quite fun. Sitting at a table with 4 other people; you are each tasting the same wines, and talking, and maybe convincing each other, which one is the Merlot and that it comes from Chile, for example. There will also be appetizers to pair with the wines.
I’ll be there. I hope you will be too. Here is the announcement from the South World Wine Society.
The Sixth Annual Five Nations Cup January 19, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 7-9 p.m.
The Listel Hotel 1300 Robson Street Vancouver, BC, V6E 1C5 Tel 604 684.8461
$44.00 per member
$55.00 per non-member
(Event includes wines and appetizers)
Book by January 15 to avoid disappointment.
Our Guest Speaker:
Past SWWS Cellarmaster and wine educator
In South America, countries vie for theCopa Sudamericana trophy. With Australian Rules Football you have thePremiership Cup. South Africa participates in the Standard Bank Cup for cricket. New Zealand has theChappell-Hadlee Trophy for cricket. In keeping with this competitive vein, we will have theSouth World Wine Society’s SIXTH Annual Five Nations Cup.
This blind tasting consist of a red and a white flight of wine. Each flight will include a one red varietal and one red varietal from each of the 5 southern hemisphere nations. It will be a hotly contested battle with your votes determining the winner.
There are sure to be some surprises. So come out and kick off 2011 by tasting some great wines from New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Chile and Argentina.
As this is a BLIND wine tasting, the wines will be revealed AFTER we vote for our favorites, so you will not see the wine list in our announcement. As usual, along with these wines we will be providinga great selection of appetizers.