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Flight Club #4 South Africa Saturday 24th September

FC#4What’s Flight Club?  I’m glad you asked… it’s a series of informal tasting events where we combine a little bit education with a healthy dollop of fun.  You get to taste some lovely stuff in an ever so slightly structured way so that, if you wish to, you can learn a little bit more about wine.  But we’ll keep things light so that if all you want to do is try some different bits and bobs, you won’t feel like you’ve been dropped into night school.  We provide you with little crib cards with just enough information to cover the basics and a bit of room for your own notes so that, as Flight Club progresses, you can build a pocket sized compendium of wine facts.

unspecifiedIn our fourth outing we’ll be focussing in on South Africa.  We’ve been introduced to some fantastic South African wines over the last year or so and we feel we’ve strengthened this section of our little shop considerably!  We’ve invited one of our newer suppliers, Ben Foster of Newton Wines, to share the best of our finds with you.  Ben’s a one-man-band and committed South African specialist and he’s excelled at sourcing us high quality wines from smaller producers; wines with a bit of a story behind them.  Sounds like our kind of thing right?

Ben will take us on a journey through the Western Cape most likely starting off with an intriguing white port based cocktail before tasting a range of wines most likely encompassing fresh and bright Sauvignon Blanc, rich and luscious Chenin Blanc, juicy fruit-packed Pinotage, rich, velvety Syrah and the simply stunning Saboteur – a Shiraz/Mouvedre/Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Luddite Wines (one of my favourite new wines of the year which I’ve written about extensively already!)  We’ll finish off with a cheeky little sweet Viognier from Golden Lynx wines.

boerewors braaiWe’ll be needing some suitably South African food to match of course – these are wines that call for a bit of meat!  We’ll be providing Biltong to keep you going before bringing out our usual sharing plates – this time featuring Boerewors (traditional spicy beef sausage) as the centre-piece alongside some other bits and bobs yet to be decided.

All this for a measly £30 per person.  The event will be held at our Hub at Hawksfield between Wadebridge and Padstow between 7pm and 9pm (ish).

BOOK NOW and pay on line to confirm your places or email  Let us know if you’d like transport (or if you have spaces in a car available) and we’ll co-ordinate taxis and/or car shares from Padstow.