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April 27, 2009

Test your taste buds with a wine course at the Cape Wine Academy

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Constantia Uitsig Vineyards, photo courtesy Robert Wallace

Do you want to wow your friends with your impressive knowledge of wine and viticulture? Cape Town, set in the middle of a major wine-growing region, is the perfect place to hone your skills and prime your palate.

The Cape Wine Academy is offering a wine course from April 30 to May 21, 2009. Join them for a series of lectures about viticulture, winemaking and the history of wine in South Africa. The course includes a series of tutored tastings.

The course will be held at the River Club on Liesbeek Parkway, Observatory. The cost – R895 – includes a course book and tasting glasses.

For more information, call +27 (0)21 889 8844, email info@cwa.org.za or visit the Cape Wine Academy website.

Once you’ve become an accomplished vinophile, there are plenty of wine farms in Cape Town where you can show off your knowledge. What better place to start than in the Constantia Valley – the oldest wine-growing area in Southern Africa.

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