Food & Wine
Get your wine tasting (and buying) on at The Sommeliers Selection
This is the third year that the festival is running and promises to be bigger and better than ever. The event is being hosted on the beautiful pool deck of the Tsogo Sun Hyde Park on Wednesday, August 29, with doors opening first to the public at 17h00.
The Sommeliers Selection is the only South African wine competition judged solely by a panel of South Africa’s top sommeliers, in categories fashioned around the perfect varietals for a restaurant wine menu.
Says Darielle Robertson from The Sommeliers Selection: “With the rapid and exciting growth of the food and wine industry in South Africa over the last 20 years, consumers are looking for experienced guidance when it comes to selecting wine. This competition does just that.
This year, more than 300 wines from 120 of the country’s top wine estates were entered the contest which was held in Cape Town in June. Winning wines to be sampled at the Gauteng tastings come from over 50 farms and include the likes of Almenkerk, Babylonstoren, De Grendel, Eikendal, Glen Carlou, Jan Harmsgat, L’Avenir, Lothian Vineyards, Mont Blois and many more.
“With categories such as Fresh & Crunchy White or Voluptuous & Rich Red wines of different varieties, blends and pricing, but stylistically similar, can stand alongside each other. The panel of Sommeliers then blind taste individually, before discussing the wines and deciding if they fulfil the criteria of being placed on the Sommeliers Selection “ultimate” wine list.”
Tickets for the public cost R75pp and are available at Webtickets…
Find out more about The Sommeliers Selection here…