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Mar
28
Thu
Winelands: Board games SIG
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Winelands: Board games SIG

Our Board games SIG meets again at Triggerfish Brewing on Thursday 28 March, from 18h30.

Bring your favourite game or board game, or just come along, join the conversation, have a drink, and share the fun!  (The playing of board games is not obligatory!)

Triggerfish Brewing have a wine and malt licence, and also serve excellent light meals.

Venue:
Triggerfish Brewing
9 de Beers Avenue
Paardevlei
Somerset West
GPS co-ords: -34.090395, 18.805893

RSVP:
Winelands Secretary

Mar
30
Sat
Winelands: Consol Glass factory visit
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Winelands: Consol Glass factory visit

Mensa Winelands invites you to join us at the Consol Glass Manufacturing Company in Bellville, for an exclusive tour of their plant and recycling process, on Saturday 30 March.

You’ll witness how broken and waste glass is machine-sorted, and then melted and transformed from a liquid to ready-to-use bottles, and see the automated process by which glassware is packaged, ready for delivery.

Note that no persons are permitted into the plant if their arms and/or ankles are exposed – you are requested to wear long trousers, socks and sturdy shoes, and you should take a long-sleeve jacket to wear.

Consol will provide mop caps and safety goggles.

You’re welcome to bring a guest, but numbers are limited and you are urged to RSVP timeously.

RSVP: Winelands Secretary

Apr
3
Wed
Winelands: Discussion SIG – Pornography
Apr 3 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Winelands: Discussion SIG - Pornography

Mensa Winelands’ Discussion SIG meets again on Wednesday 3 April at the home of Erik Eloff and Louise Lindenberg in Stellenbosch.

This informal discussion group meets monthly to enjoy each other’s company, and lively group discussion on diverse topics – the subject for our March meeting is:

‘Pornography’

Whether you are an active contributor to the discussion, or would just like to come along and listen, we’d be delighted if you joined us!

Please bring whatever you’re drinking with you.

RSVP to give us an idea of numbers attending; if you would like to be included in the Discussion SIG WhatsApp notification group, please include your cellphone number.

Apr
6
Sat
Winelands: A celebration of salt
Apr 6 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Winelands: A celebration of salt

A celebration of salt

Following our very successful wine and salt pairing in January, which was oversubscribed, Mensa Winelands is offering members another opportunity to enjoy this exclusive experience at a private venue in Stellenbosch, on Saturday 9 March, at 14h30.

‘Mr Salt’, Chef Craig Cormack of SALT restaurant at Paul Cluver, returns to take us on a private salt odyssey, paired with four wines, and including styled canapes:

Chardonnay: Arancini, mushroom puree, truffle oil, parmesan spoom, parmesan shavings
Sauvignon Blanc: Himalayan-cured salmon trout , with all the usual accompaniments
Cabernet Sauvignon: Braised beef brisket served with chou croute, seasonal veggies
Noble Late Harvest: Pannacotta, red alea fudge

Cost: Winelands is partially subsidising the cost of this social – members are required to pay R100pp, non-members R200pp.

Numbers are limited and early booking and pre-payment is advised.  Book with the Winelands secretary.

Additional information about Craig Cormack/SALT may be found here.

Apr
11
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening
Apr 11 @ 7:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Winelands: Speaker evening

Mensa Winelands’ monthly speaker evening.

Further information and venue details from the Winelands secretary, Yvonne Steyn.

Apr
13
Sat
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West
Apr 13 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West

Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West.

Two multiple-choice tests are written; one is purely symbols and has no language component, and the other is available in English or Afrikaans.  To be eligible for membership, you need to achieve a qualifying score on only one of these tests.  The testing will take about an hour-and-a-half.

*R 130 per person – discounted to R 100 per person for groups of four or more people.  Scholars over the age of sixteen years and full-time students in possession of a valid student ID also pay R 100 per person.

To register, send an email to the Winelands Testing Officer (details above), or complete a contact form on our website.

 

 

Apr
25
Thu
Winelands: Board games SIG
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Winelands: Board games SIG

Our Board games SIG meets again at Triggerfish Brewing on Thursday 25 April from 18h30.

Bring your favourite game or board game, or just come along, join the conversation, have a drink, and share the fun!  (The playing of board games is not obligatory!)

Triggerfish Brewing have a wine and malt licence, and also serve excellent light meals.

Venue:
Triggerfish Brewing
9 de Beers Avenue
Paardevlei
Somerset West
GPS co-ords: -34.090395, 18.805893

RSVP:
Winelands Secretary

May
23
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening
May 23 @ 7:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Winelands: Speaker evening

Mensa Winelands’ monthly speaker evening.

Further information and venue details from the Winelands secretary, Yvonne Steyn.

May
25
Sat
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West
May 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West

Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West.

Two multiple-choice tests are written; one is purely symbols and has no language component, and the other is available in English or Afrikaans.  To be eligible for membership, you need to achieve a qualifying score on only one of these tests.  The testing will take about an hour-and-a-half.

*R 130 per person – discounted to R 100 per person for groups of four or more people.  Scholars over the age of sixteen years and full-time students in possession of a valid student ID also pay R 100 per person.

To register, send an email to the Winelands Testing Officer (details above), or complete a contact form on our website.

 

 

Jun
20
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening
Jun 20 @ 7:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Winelands: Speaker evening

Mensa Winelands’ monthly speaker evening.

Further information and venue details from the Winelands secretary, Yvonne Steyn.