Shiraz SA Awards today

Off to Lady Anne Barnard’s summer cottage in Newlands this lunchtime for the announcement of the best Shiraz and Shiraz blends today as picked by Shiraz SA or SS as they abbreviate to. Which reminds me of the father of Cape Town’s most diligent blogger. Here is Hauptmann Günter Julius Lukas Berthold Freiherr von Ulmenstein and his mates from Regiment 132 in action in Russia in 1943.

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Plenty of smoke and burnt rubber, but it doesn’t look like they were picking Shiraz back then… Thank heavens most of today’s battles take place on the interwebs and not the killing fields in front of the Urals.

Shiraz SA proudly presents the Shiraz SA Wine Challenge for the second time. You are cordially invited to join us at the Awards Function where the winning Shiraz wines and Shiraz blends as well as their producers will be announced.

Date:                Friday 20 June 2014

Time:                11:00 – 12:00 Tasting of finalist wines

12:00 for 12:30 Lunch  and Awards

Venue:              Summerhouse Level, Vineyard Hotel, Colinton Rd, Newlands

Dress:              Semi formal

The roof of the Kimberley 009 Shiraz SA Awards today

The accommodations at the venue are superior, so no need to stay in dodgy local guest houses. And while the Whale Cottage chain has issues with pubic hair and anger management, they are nothing compared to the New Kimberley Hotel in Blackpool where the roof (above) is held up by a single pole. The Guardian calls this the worst hotel in Britain. Perhaps Cape Town Tourism should organize a local competition.