A group of photographers in PE have decided they desperately need some wine education and they’ve chosen to acquire it in the Karoo. Below is the mail that’s gone out to their database.
Join us for a fabulous wine course at the famed Karroo Hotel near Steytlerville.
“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world….” ― Ernest Hemingway
Renowned wine “impresario” Janice Scheckter, owner of The Wine School in Johannesburg, will host the event. The term impresario is reserved for someone who organises and sponsors concerts, operas and plays. Janice is not an impresario, but we took the liberty of calling her so. She will make the wine sing on your palate.
The following is included: Overview of the world of wines – old world and new world along with chocolate pairing What is champagne, rosé, white wine, red wine and fortified wines.
How champagne is made
Introduction to white and red varieties
How to taste, how to buy and how to order in a restaurant
Overview of the South African wine industry, areas, production etc
Pairing with food The weekend also includes
An astronomy lecture and star gazing with a deep space telescope
A talk on plate tectonics, the formation of the Karoo and an introduction to the Karoo fossil record.
A fabulous burlesque show presented by the talented hotel owners Mark and Jacque while dinning on succulent Karoo lamb by candlelight and seducing your palate with great wines. Burlesque Show – Karoo Hotel
Janice Scheckter runs a highly successful wine school in Johannesburg and presents courses countrywide. Her wine school is independent with the result that her courses are not restricted to the cultivars of a single cellar. Rather she is free to choose from a wide range of cellars, cultivars and wine producing regions. She is much sought after as a presenter and to have her in the Eastern Cape is a rare opportunity you do not want to miss.
You can look forward to a great weekend with good wine, fabulous food, interesting company, awesome entertainment, new friends and an altogether unforgettable experience. Date: 8 – 10 March 2013.
Cost per person sharing is R3 700 all-inclusive. (Two nights accommodation, all meals, the burlesque show, lectures and talks)
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