The Promise of South Africa

Stop by Wine at Five and meet Pascal Schmidt, a young entrepreneur wine importer specializing in South African wines. Pascal will be pouring wines from his portfolio of wines. I met Pascal a few weeks ago at a trade tasting in Sag Harbor. I had heard that a South African importer would be showing his wines and I was excited to see whether there would be anything different, and good. Too many times I have tasted through a portfolio of wines from this region only to leave  disappointed. So often the wines are just the same, boring, over-produced, over-extracted, uninteresting plonk. But when I started on Pascal's line-up I knew immediately that I had now found a truly inspiring line-up of wines.

I have sadly never visited the wine growing region of South Africa. I know that it is beautiful, and I have been told that so many of the great wines made there stay there. Listening to Pascal explain the histories behind his wines and tasting his wines transported me the that place and I felt like I too 'had a farm in Africa'.

Come and taste the wines of South Africa and get transported.

Friday July 1. 5-8,00pm