Wine Wednesday | About Last Night

I know this post is a little late (okay, maybe not so little considering it’s Thursday morning :-)) but it’s still Wednesday somewhere in the world. Can we pretend we’re in that part of the world? πŸ™‚

My friend Anna and I, and approximately 30 other fabulous residents of Kampala spent our #WineWednesday sampling (read:tasting) wines from Mythos Greek Taverna’s October Wine Catalog.

Anna and I at the Wine Tasting last night.
Anna and I at the Wine Tasting last night.

Our host, Mike (from African Wine Traders), took us through the tasting, explaining the history of each wine; where it was made, which notes to look out for etc. It was an informal tasting and everyone chatted with the person/people next to them while they enjoyed the wine and the bread, grapes, ham and cheese that was provided to snack on. That cheese was absolutely amazing by the way! I wonder where they got it from.

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We tasted five different wines -starting with a light Sauvignon Blanc and slowly progressing to the heavier reds.

The ones that stood out for me were the Guardian Peak Sauvignon Blanc (2013) which is light and fruity with a crisp finish and the Guardian Peak Frontier (2011) which is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot. It’s not a bottle I’d have chosen off the shelf but I was very pleasantly surprised by the result of the combination of the three grape varietals. A rather interesting drinking experience. If you’re into red wine, you need to try this one.

It was a lovely evening, overall. Really looking forward to the next one (next month).

Ps. Shown below are all the bottles we tasted last night.

I hope you all enjoyed your Wine Wednesday!

xxx

Guardian Peak Sauvignon Blanc 2013.
Guardian Peak Sauvignon Blanc 2013.
Napier Greenston Chenin Blanc 2011
Napier Greenston Chenin Blanc 2011
Meinert Merlot 2011 (150,000/=)
Meinert Merlot 2011 (150,000/=)
Guardian Peak Frontier 2011 (120,000/=)
Guardian Peak Frontier 2011 (120,000/=)
Ken Forrester Renegade 2008 (180,000/=)
Ken Forrester Renegade 2009 (180,000/=)
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