During the month of February, Wine Lovers of NYC (wineny.com) and Pierre Loti Wine Bar in Chelsea (chelsea.pierrelotiwinebar.com) are teaming up to host the South African Wine Project.
• We have several exciting events planned. See below.
• Plus, stop by Pierre Loti Chelsea (258 West 15th St. at 8th Avenue) to enter a drawing for an all-expenses paid trip (for two) to South Africa, offered by South African Airways.
2/1 (Thursday): Free tastes and happy hour pricing all night, 4pm-close
2/4 (Sunday): A guided tasting of South African Wines with Pascal Schildt of the wine importing company Pascal/Schildt Selections. Tasting 8 wines 2-4pm
2/18 (Sunday): A guided tasting of South African Wines with Jim Clarke, Marketing Manager of Wines of South Africa. Tasting 8 wines 2-4pm.
2/28 (Wednesday): Free tastes and happy hour pricing all night, 4pm-close.
Although many people regard South Africa as a “New World” wine producing country, it has, in fact, been making wine for centuries!
South African wines now offer the same quality, diversity and complexity of wines from any other major wine-producing country.
Great wines are produced using European grapes such as Shiraz (Syrah), Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and many others.
The country also produces a wine made with an intense, uniquely South African grape called Pinotage, a cross between Pinot Noir and Hermitage (Cinsault).