Category Archives: Geoff Carter Trophy Tasting Challenge


Congratulations to Shelly who was our top taster. Also thanks to Geoff for setting up the tasting although as Bernd from Vats has pointed out, we aren’t a big fan of him introducing the evening with Pinot Gris! A curveball to start! Many thanks to Vats for a fun evening![…] Read More →


Congratulations to Sarah Newton on her sterling performance. Now she has a truly prestigious award as the top taster at the competition. By the way she did manage to finalise a little qualification and is now a Cape Wine Master. I am sure, however, that she will value this tasting[…] Read More →


Thanks to all 51 Cellar Rats members who supported us. For those of you who couldn’t make it, the great news is that we won. Cellar Rats won the overall competition. In addition we had the Top Novice taster (Rob Love 49pts), and Rudi Hiestermann won the Top Individual Taster[…] Read More →


Those of you who were unable to make it last night missed a great event! We had over 70 people in total, and Geoff put on a challenging tasting for us. The wines tasted were (in order): 2007 Chardonnay 2006 Weisser Riesling 2005 Semillon 2007 Sav Blanc 2005 Nebbiolo 2004[…] Read More →


The turnout was great! Sixty-something folks there! Thanks to all, from both clubs, who participated! Thanks to Vats for hosting the tasting and the lekka chicken prego rolls! Thanks to our girls who pulled us “clear” and especially to Timna for an AWESOME score! Top novice went to Ian Davidson[…] Read More →