Welcome to The South African Wine Society (SAWS)
The South African Wine Society, now in its 20th year, is a non-profit wine tasting club focused on promoting knowledge about and access to South African wines in Canada. This is achieved by hosting informative wine tastings, relaxed social; dinners and providing members with an opportunity to savour wines which are readily available, as well as vintage collections from our carefully stocked cellar.
Why not join the Society and embark on a journey discovering the wines and foods of remarkable South Africa and its leading wine producing regions? Learn about our Wine Cellar – a hidden member benefit.
Internationally famous wine critics such as Robert Parker (USA) and Jancis Robinson (UK) have a great deal of influence over the commercial success of wine brands, and for a long time Parker's wine scores have been directly impacting sales figures of highly rated wines.
Such power makes wine critics like these some of the most influential figures in the wine industry. Wine critics and wine scores play an undeniably important part in the modern wine world. Their opinions and scores influence our wine buying decisions. They offer a valuable opinion when we're not sure which wine to choose, and at the most basic level they help many wine consumers to avoid buying the 'wrong' wine. Robert Parker warns that “scores do not reveal the important facts about a wine. The written commentary that accompanies the ratings is a better source of information”.
We've collected wines and their respective commentaries by the top critics. You will have the opportunity to read the commentary and taste the wines. Your task will be to match the commentary to the wine.
To prevent cheating, both the wines and the commentaries will be withheld until the event. Then, the exam begins!
Cellar master Jon Whitteker has gathered nine selections for our unique March tasting event. Come and test your skill. Not only will you have the opportunity to taste the selection assembled by Jon Whitteker. As usual, we will feature an appetizing tasting plate.
LCBO availability? Quite likely.
*We will make every effort to accommodate your food allergies or special dietary needs if requested.
Your cheque payable to South African Wine Society or Visa credit card information will reserve your place. If we have your credit card information on file, you may book by e-mail to email@example.com
* Visa charges will appear as Pushka Holdings.
To find more information about the event, including registration, follow this link.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Note: As a courtesy to other members, please refrain from wearing any scented products, including perfumes, colognes, after shaves or hand lotions.
To find out more information on our events you can contact us by email at: SAWSinfo@rogers.com