Wines of South Africa Grand Tasting is returning to Nigeria at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on Saturday July 18th, 2015. This event coincides with the Nelson Mandela Day which is celebrated around the globe.
The one day event which is opened to 18years plus, is designed to showcase quality wines from over 25 wine producers and over 200 wine brands from different regions in the Cape Wineland of South Africa. Guests are expected to trade, taste and attend the exclusive South Africa Wine course, which must be pre-registered. The wine course will be led by Wine Advisor, Brad Coetzer, from renowned education company, Beverage Intelligence. The course is opened to only Trade businesses such as importers, distributors, hotels F& B managers, retailers, portfolio managers, gourmet and brand reporters and general food and beverage service provider.
The annual event is now established as a platform that delivers an up-market audience in a very prestigious environment. The grand tasting event aims to create awareness for the South African category in the Nigerian market; the 12th largest importer of packaged wine from South Africa and the third biggest among African countries.
Wines of South Africa Grand Tasting is targeted at people in the trade such as importers, distributors and portfolio managers working in the food and beverage/hospitality industry. It is also aimed at creating an experiential platform for wine enthusiasts and the elite consumers in Nigeria
According to Aderonke Sobodu, Managing Director, Spronks Creations Ltd, the Event organisers; “Some of the finest South African wines will be on parade. WOSA will be showcasing wines from the leading family owned Wine Estates in South Africa such as Ken Forrester, Paul Cluver, MAN Vintners, DGB, Noble Hills Estate, Rainbow End wine Estate, Robinson & Sinclair, Tamasa wines, Vondeling and Jordan, among others. Guests are requested to ready their taste buds and experience the beauty of South Africa in a glass, while wine producers entertain their questions leaving them better informed about South African Wines”.
Wines of South Africa (WOSA) represents all South African wine producers who export their products. WOSA, was established in its current form in 1999, has over 500 producers on its database, comprising all the major South African wine exporters. It is constituted as a not-for-profit company and is totally independent of any producer or wholesaling company. It is also independent of any government department, although it is recognised by government as an Export Council.
The trade event is being put together and coordinated by Spronks Creations Ltd, the organisers of the Nigeria Wine and Spirit Festival now Nigeria International Wine and Spirit Fair.