• “Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.” Aristophanes (Greek poet, b. 448 BC)

    Café Cru at Montecasino is celebrating the multi-faceted delights of wine with friendly and informal monthly ‘wine on the couch’ tasting evenings for all wine lovers.

    Andrew Richard, Deputy GM of Southern Sun Montecasino, says wine is an important part of Tsogo Sun’s overall beverage offering, particularly in light of the group’s significant purchases at the annual Cape Winemakers Guild wine auction. Tsogo Sun has taken top honours for wines purchased by a single bidder at the auction for the past four years. “The availability of the excellent wines from the auction purchases and the launch of Café Cru as a café, wine shop and deli, led to our wine-tasting events, which have become a popular feature on our monthly calendar.”

    Each event features a different estate, showcasing the varietals that the estate specialises in. The Wine Estates are always actively involved, and either have the winemakers present at the event, or a member of the team from the farm itself. Miguel Chan, Tsogo Sun’s Group Sommelier, also attends the events, discussing the wines, as well as the food pairings with the canapes served.

    Richard adds, “The aim of the ‘wine on the couch’ evenings is to invite the public to taste each wine available and interact with wine-makers in a relaxed atmosphere, and to get to know the estates and how the passion behind the scenes is translated into a bottle on the table.”

    The ‘wine on the couch’ evenings at Café Cru are open to everyone over the age of 18, offering great value for money with reasonably priced wines and snacks, at R185 per person. Wines tasted are available for sale at the event and during the month. Café Cru has its own off-consumption licence.

    For more information or to book for a delicious wine experience at Café Cru at Southern Sun Montecasino, call (011) 367 4367 or email [email protected]. Seats are limited.

    Don’t forget that there are a number of great Montecasino Restaurants that you can visit and explore.

    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com