Tuning the Vine 2016

Last year I gave you the opportunity to win tickets to Tuning the Vine even though I hadn’t even been the event myself yet! Walking in cities is one of my favourite things to do in the world, and I just thought it seemed like a really nice idea; walking around our lovely Cape Town and learning about new wines. Sort of like a civilised pub crawl!

After sharing the event with you I did FINALLY manage to attend Tuning the Vine this past December and I had a GREAT time! The kind guys at Instaeats invited me to join them as we went on a whirl-wind tour of a number of venues all in the span of about two hours.

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I ‘checked in’, received my awesome Tuning the Vine glass (which you can keep) and joined the guys at Door 221, a bar that has been open for nearly 1 year.

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After having a quick taste at Door 221 we moved over to Little Saints, which I see is receiving quite a lot of attention online these days. A brand new wine bar and sustainable food cafe, Little Saints has a wall of plants and herbs growing inside, which is used in their food.

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Next up was Cheese Culture. Unfortunately we were literally only there for 15 minutes so I did squeeze in a chat with the ower, but wasn’t able to taste any of the cheese. If I recall correctly, it is about R50 per plate of cheese.

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There after we jumped into a limosine! I thought it was a joke until my host climbed in! How hilarious! We all gladly jumped in, only to drive about 5 blocks and disembark at YoungBloods studio.

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Albeit short, it was a lot of fun! Youngblood art gallery had a long queue, but because we had bought our tickets online we were able to jump the queue and enjoy quicker entry, the music and more wine.

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We all went up stairs to have a quick presentation from Cluver & Jack, cider makers. I had already tried their Skollie cider, which I do rather enjoy.

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From there we went onto one of my favourites, the Honest chocolate shop with the hidden gin bar. Their pairing of port and dark chocolate was heavenly! They also offered one or two other choices, although the long queue for the port and the chocolate spoke for itself.

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Before we decided to call it a night (at this stage it was only about 7pm), we decided to pop over to Bocca, finding some rather curious creatures along the way!

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We started very early, 5:30pm, and it was PERFECT as the night got busier and busier and more and more crazy. I’d love to tell you more about the wines I tasted but we were honestly on a such a mission I didn’t get to make notes and remember which ones I liked. Finishing up at the Bier Garten seemed the perfect ending, as the smell of flame grilled burgers filled the warm evening air with the taste of YUM!

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TUNING THE VINE

On Wednesday the 10th of February, Tuning the Vine is at it again and promises to be another great event. This time there are some new quality producers joining the route as well as venues including HQ, 91 Loop Boutique Hostel,  Jason Bakery, Palma, Culture Club, Bacon on Bree, Door 221, Little Saint, Orphanage Cocktail Emporium,  Charango Peruvian Grill & Bar, Weinhaus & Biergarten, House of Machines, Bocca, Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar, Signal Hill Winery and The Gin Bar.

  • What: Tuning the Vine
  • When: Wednesday 10th of February 2016
  • Where: Loop and Bree street
  • Why: To enjoy some lovely wine in the evening.

[CLOSED] WIN TICKETS TO TUNING THE VINE

I have 3 sets of tickets to give away. To win a set of tickets, enter via the channel you like the most:

Twitter:

  1. Retweet this post
  2. Tell me what your favourite wine is & why you like it.
  3. Please use the hashtag #TTVChick
  4. Make sure you follow me & Tuning the Vine.

or Facebook:

  1. Leave a comment on this Facebook post telling me about your favourite wine and why I should try it.
  2. Tag the friend that you would like to take along with you to Tuning the Vine.
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  4. Ensure you like the Boring Cape Town Chick FB page

or Blog Entry

  1. Leaving a blog comment below – tell me what your favourite wine is why you like it.

GOOD LUCK!

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2 Comments

  • Maryna says:

    As student life goes I’m all about cheapie wines (cough cough – Robertsons sweet rosè). Another one of my favorite, very cost effective, wines is Beautiful Lady by Nederburg. Another sweet one. Guess I like these two wines because they are sweet…and who doesn’t love a bit of sweetness in their life.

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