To wine and brandy lovers the Veritas Awards is one of the most trustworthy barometers in terms of quality and excellence. Instead of buying every Veritas double gold and gold winner that will be announced on the 8th of October, enthusiasts can taste these outstanding wines during several public tastings countrywide sponsored by Deloitte. These sessions will be held in October and November in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Knysna.
Capetonians will have an opportunity to taste the Veritas achievers at the VOC Room (Southern Sun Cape Sun, Strand Street) on 18 October from 17:00 to 20:00. Tickets cost R130 per person. Wine lovers in and around Johannesburg can book their space for a tasting at the Bill Gallagher Room of the Sandton Convention Centre on 26 October from 17:00 to 20:00 – tickets cost R140. Those in Durban will get their chance on 3 November from 17:00 to 20:00 at the Function Room, Deloittes Head Office in Umhlanga, at R100 a ticket. Tasters will also be able to enjoy this year’s Qualité cheese champions during these sessions.
Wine lovers in Port Elizabeth will be treated to a sit-down tasting event that includes light refreshments at the Squires Legendary Grill in the Boardwalk centre in Beach Road. This event takes place on 15 November from 18:00 to 19:30 and costs R100 per person. In Knysna the Veritas victors can be tasted during a dinner hosted at Kilzers Kitchen on 16 November from 19:00 – tickets cost R240. Kilzers will also present a tasting session with selected wines and snacks on 17 November from 18:00 to 20:00 at R85 per person.
Book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment – there are only a limited number of tickets available. Tickets for tastings in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban are available at all Computicket outlets or online at www.computicket.com. Bookings for the Port Elizabeth and Knysna events must be made with the various organisers. Visit www.veritas.co.za for more information and contact details.
The Veritas Awards are world-wide perceived as South Africa’s most authoritative wine and brandy competition for market ready products. The Veritas label carries significant weight when consumers and prominent wine buyers make their decisions.
Issued by Marlene Truter Communications
tel 083 294 6060
On behalf of Veritas Awards
Contact Elsabé Ferreira
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