Welcome to The South African Wine Society (SAWS)
The South African Wine Society, now in its 20th year, is a non-profit wine tasting club focused on promoting knowledge about and access to South African wines in Canada. This is achieved by hosting informative wine tastings, relaxed social; dinners and providing members with an opportunity to savour wines which are readily available, as well as vintage collections from our carefully stocked cellar.
Why not join the Society and embark on a journey discovering the wines and foods of remarkable South Africa and its leading wine producing regions? Learn about our Wine Cellar – a hidden member benefit.
Chinese food is a generous cuisine. When pairing with Chinese food, you're looking for wines that are spicy, soft, and on the richer side. Expressive and muscular wines are important. Bold flavours of ginger, chili and soy sauce, are enough to stump even the savviest sommelier. But there’s hope for those who want wine with their wontons.
There are usually many components to juggle --is the dish light or heavy; is the spice character low or aggressive; is the heat character mild or strong?
With that said, here are some guidelines with a general range of dishes. Stick with a high acid wine that also has significant weight. With spicy noodle, rice, or tofu dishes, texture and heat are the main concern. Wines with softer acidity and a rounder texture will help balance the heat component.
Cape Dreams Sauvignon Blanc 2015
• Shrimp dumplings
• Steamed minced pork mixed with shrimp & black mushroom dumplings
• Deep fried chicken dumplings with dried shrimp BBQ
• Pork pastry with sesame
• Smoked duck bean curd roll (served cold)
Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap White 2014
• Hot & Sour Tofu Soup
Bouchard Finlayson Blanc De Mers 2014
• Crispy Sesame Chicken • Sweet & Sour Pork • Shrimp with Lobster Sauce • Chinese cabbage wrapped with vegetables roll • Pan fried shrimp dumplings
Paul Cluver Pinot Noir 2012
Mullineux Kloof Street Swartland Rouge 2014
• Tiny Bee (almond paste shape like a bumble bee) • Mango Flavoured layered sponge cake
KWV Classic Cape Full Cream Sherry
*We will make every effort to accommodate your food allergies or special dietary needs if requested.
This event has a capacity limit. Once reached, members will be advised that no further registrations will be taken.
Your cheque payable to South African Wine Society or Visa credit card information will reserve your place. If we have your credit card information on file, you may book by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
* Visa charges will appear as Pushka Holdings.
To find more information about the event, including registration, follow this link.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Note: As a courtesy to other members, please refrain from wearing any scented products, including perfumes, colognes, after shaves or hand lotions.
To find out more information on our events you can contact us by email at: SAWSinfo@rogers.com