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ONLINE SERIES: Jimmy's Best of South Africa

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Wine school founder Jimmy Smith is a huge South African wine fanatic and happily travels out to the winelands in the Western Cape most years to immerse himself in the culture of this oldest new world wine country. In this tasting Jimmy has hand-selected his favourite wines from his most recent trip in September 2022 where he attended the huge and impressive Cape Wine Fair.

On the first evening of this online two part series, the focus will be on delightful Chenin Blanc and complex Chardonnay with a curve ball or two thrown in for good measure with the likes of Roussanne, Verdelho, Riesling and Viognier. 

On the second evening, we’ll discover Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Pinot Noir amongst others.  

Those of you have attended these special South African nights in the past know what you are in for!  Each evening is also available to be booked as a standalone tasting.

Prefer to Attend This Series In-Person? We are hosting this same tasting series online starting Wednesday 15th March 2023.

White Wines on Tasting (8):

  • Newton-Johnson Family Vineyards Chardonnay, Hemel-en-Aarde
  • Restless River, Ava Marie Chardonnay, Hemel-en-Aarde
  • Beaumont Hope Marguerite Chenin Blanc, Bot River
  • Daschbosch Mossiesdrift Steen (Chenin Blanc), Breedekloof
  • Olifantsberg Roussanne, Breedekloof
  • BlankBottle, Orbifrontal Cortex, Western Cape
  • Lourens Family Wines, Lindi Carien White Blend, Western Cape
  • Saurwein, Riesling, Elgin

Red Wines on Tasting (8):

  • Duncan Savage, Savage Red (Syrah) – winemaker of the year 2022
  • Damascene Syrah, Stellenbosch
  • Kanonkop Paul Sauer Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch
  • Natte Valley Cinsault, Darling
  • Lourens Family Wines, Howard John Red Blend, Western Cape
  • Newton-Johnson Family Vineyards Pinot Noir, Hemel-en-Aarde
  • Restless River, Main Road & Dignity (Cabernet Sauvignon), Upper Hemel-en-Aarde
  • Richard Kershaw, Clonal Selection Pinot Noir, Elgin


For each special two-hour tasting, an exclusive tasting kit is included in the listed price which includes a 50ml tasting sample of each wine. Note: Tasting kits will be despatched to attendees within the week leading up to the tasting. 

DON'T WANT TO RECEIVE A TASTING KIT? We understand that not everyone will want to receive the wine samples, and would rather just register to participate in the online evening without the wines. That is absolutely fine! The fee to just register for both evenings without receiving a tasting kit is £10. Just enter the promotional code: 95REGONLY when checking out to ensure you just pay the registration cost. 


Jimmy Smith will host the first exclusive tasting live at 7:30pm on Tuesday 16th May 2023 and the second on the 23rd May 2023. Each single-evening tasting will be approximately 1.5 - 2 hours in length. 

Unable to commit on the evening? No problem! Anyone registered for this tasting will gain access to the video recording of the live event, so you can always revisit any of these at anytime in the future - whether its because you missed participating in the live evening or if you want to revisit the presentation at a later date.


Tue 16
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ONLINE TASTING: Jimmy's Best of South Africa - White Wines
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Tue 23
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ONLINE TASTING: Jimmy's Best of South Africa - Red Wines
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