24 Jan at THE GREEN ROOM starts 18:00


This is a can’t-miss for anyone with a passion for wine who is interested in broadening their knowledge through exploring the European varietals and styles lesser known to our local wine scene!

We are excited to be hosting Silvia from Divino in Vino (UK) at Grub & Vine in early 2019. Silvia (WSET Educator L1 & L2) is a native of Florence, Italy and the founder of Divino in Vino, a boutique wine service based in London which hosts tastings, workshops and bespoke wine events.

Silvia and Chef Matt Manning will be teaming up for three unique events – two wine workshops and one dinner – which can be booked individually or all together at a special package rate. Silvia is treating us to a selection of her favourite European wines, while sharing the history and the stories behind the label

Wine Workshop 1:
Taste of Europe

We will be comparing European and South African wine. A total of six wines are selected with the purpose of contrasting Old with New World, based on the same grape varietal. Every pair is tasted together to identify differences and similarities between grapes from different continents, showcasing how flavours are affected by diverse climates, soils, vineyard management and winemaking techniques.


Date: Thursday 24 January
Location: The Green Room @ Grub & Vine
Time: 18h00 – 20h00
Cost: R450 pp (includes tasting of 6 wines, in-depth information, tasting sheets and canapés)
Only 12 spots available and booking is essential.
Click here to book.


Domaine F&L Famille Fournier Longchamps, La Croix Picot, Savennières 2016 

Classic style of Chenin Blanc from Loire Valley, clean and lean with citrus notes, minerality and a naturally high acidity.

Johan Meyer, Mother Rock “Liquid Skin”, Chenin Blanc 2017, Swartland 

A deep golden orange color, with complex aromas of exotic fruits, apricot, honey and quince. The palate has structure but also plenty of freshness and minerality, making it serious but also incredibly drinkable. 

Mas du Chene “Les Copains Dèbordent”, Cinsault 2016, Costières de Nîme

A fermentation with indigenous yeasts followed by a carbonic maceration result in a wine which is light bodied and fruit driven: red berry fruits notes such as strawberry, raspberry and redcurrant.

Duncan Savage “Follow the Line”, Cinsault 2017, Western Cape

Floral to start with, its fresh, juicy and saline palate is a cause for celebration! Raspberries on the nose, it preserves a nice fresh crunchiness and spiciness. Touch of tannins.

Jean Louis Chave “Offerus”, St. Joseph 2015

A rich Syrah with intense flavours of crushed plums, red fruits, raspberry, black currant and cherry fruit. Dried anise, fruitcake and black tea notes run along the edges, adding range and texture. Fresh and vibrant wrapped in crisp yet silky tannins.

Johan Meyer, Mother Rock Syrah 2017, Swartland

Bright nose of red and black berries, white pepper and hints of spice. The palate is linear, with remarkable purity and freshness.


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