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Sunshine in London

I just arrived back from London to work with our wine partners Davy Wine Merchants, to support them at their annual portfolio tasting. For a change it was cold in Cape Town and melting hot in London. It’s a great satisfaction to know it was not only the sun that shone, but also our wines.

This past tasting was my 4th portfolio tasting with Davys. Catching up with familiar people that I have met over the years and meeting new people in the London Wine Trade can only be a fun day out. Beside the portfolio tasting, it was very busy week.

Alex Griem from Chilled and Tannin drove me out to Taunton where I presented a wine tasting evening at Deckhouse Restaurant. Returning from Taunton. A definite highlight in London was presenting our wines to the Army and Navy Club in Pall Mall and drinking a Tyrrells VAT 1 Semillon at 67 Pall Mall.

67 Pall Mall is the ultimate wine bar and any wine lovers dream. Drinking 2009 Tyrrells VAT 1 Semillon is one of the ultimate wines for me. It’s close to a dream come true. The only wine event better in minds was drinking the Tyrrells VAT1 with Bruce Tyrell on my trip to the Hunter Valley in 2017.

What else is there to do on a Friday evening in London, except organizing a braai in the Courtyard of Davy Wine Merchants. Sipped away on Bizoe Wines, steak strips and “boerewors” although made in UK, but still very tasty.  

What a way to cap of my week in London before flying back to Cape Town to come and face the cold. We will have some exciting posts in the coming weeks.

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