Wine, women and pink drinks

With our August theme of ‘women in wine‘ in full swing, I’d like to take this opportunity to encourage everyone to have a look at the wonderful women winemakers and viticulturalists that make up our beloved industry.

To name but a few, Carmen Stevens from Amani, Rolani Lotz and Karin Louw from Rhebokskloof, Bonny van Niekerk, Elize Coetzee and Anneli Viljoen from Zonnebloem and also Maria Botha and Rosa Kruger from Solms-Delta.

These are only some of the women who’ve made their careers in what was previously a male dominated industry and I take my hat off to them.

If you’re wondering what to do to celebrate the women in your life, have a look at the following events:

Women of Wines August 2011 event at Asara
Mont Rochelle serves up High Tea for Women’s Day

Or if you’re intending to stay home, I’d like to recommend the newly released Haute Cabrière Unwooded Pinot Noir 2011 which I had the fortunate pleasure of tasting at the launch they held in Cape Town on Bastille Day.

The wine is incredibly expressive of the cultivar’s characteristics and is both light feminine and flirty (just like the woman in your life). This wine is available in our online wine shop at R90 a bottle and can be purchased by clicking here.

If you’re in the mood for something sweeter you can also try the sexy De Krans Pink Port or the ever seductive light and girly Waterkloof Circumstance Cape Coral Mourvèdre 2010Blanc de Noir also at R90 a bottle.

Whatever you do this Women’s Day, remember to honour the women in your life.

This article was first published as a blog post on WINE.CO.ZA, please click here to see the original article.

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