THE MOD­ERN WINE GUIDE

THE WINE WORLD HAS CHANGED SIG­NIF­I­CANTLY, SAYS DAVID COPE FROM PUBLIK WINE BAR IN CAPE TOWN. HERE ARE HIS FIVE NEW RULES FOR EN­JOY­ING WINE

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - AGENDA - @food­ie_za @pub­lik­winebar

1

LOSE THE TAST­ING NOTES

Just be­cause some­one can taste ki­wifruit and to­bacco in their wine doesn’t mean they’re en­joy­ing it more. For­get the de­scrip­tors and pay at­ten­tion to where it’s from and how it’s made.

2

TRY THE NEW GUYS

The big old farms aren’t set­ting the wine world alight any more. The younger, smaller pro­duc­ers with no­body to an­swer to are mak­ing waves, so look for them.

3

FOR­GET THE 25 DIF­FER­ENT WINE GLASSES

There are spe­cialty wine glasses for each va­ri­etal but who re­ally cares? Drink­ing wine out of a lit­tle glass tum­bler – like in Europe – is un­pre­ten­tious and easy.

4

USE WINE AS A MIXER

Think­ing be­yond san­gria here. Try some white port in a tall glass with tonic wa­ter, or an Aperol Spritz us­ing lo­cal sparkling wine.

5

GET TO THE WINE BAR

Skip the restau­rant and nd a wine bar. Check out Ace + Pearl in Jo­han­nes­burg and Chalk & Cork or Publik Wine Bar in Cape Town.

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