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The esteemed Veritas wine competition for market ready wines annually grants wine aficionados across the country a chance to taste the top winning wines and brandies. These tasting opportunities, which are sponsored by Deloitte, are held in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Knysna during the months of October and November.
Wine and brandy enthusiasts have come to trust the double gold and gold stickers on Veritas winners as a barometer for quality. “Consumers feel safe when choosing a Veritas winner,” says Charles Hopkins, SANWSA chairperson. “They know that the Veritas symbol of quality is backed by a strict judging system where proficient wine experts taste all entries blind. When confronted by literally hundreds of different brands, the consumer is often guided by the Veritas emblem.”
The Cape Town tasting will take place on Tuesday 15 October from 17:00 to 20:00 in the Ballroom of the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Tickets cost R130 per person. A tasting for those in the Johannesburg area is scheduled for 23 October from 17:00 to 20:00 in the Bill Gallagher Room of the Sandton Convention Centre, Maude Street, Sandton – tickets cost R140.
Durbanites will have a chance to taste the best of the best on 7 November from 17:00 to 20:00 at the Function Room of the Deloittes Head Office in Pencarrow Crescent, La Lucia Ridge Estate, Umhlanga, at R110 a ticket. Attendees to these sessions will also be treated to light snacks and a tasting of the 2013 Qualité Cheeses.
Wine and brandy lovers in and around Port Elizabeth can experience the Veritas winners at a sit-down tasting event on 12 November at 17:30 for 18:00 at the Squires Legendary Grill in the Boardwalk Centre in Beach Road – light snacks included. Tickets cost R110 per person. Tickets from Jacques van der Merwe on 083 406 3354. The well-known Kilzers Kitchen in Knysna presents two events: a food and wine pairing dinner on 13 November (19:00) at R250 per person, and a sit-down tasting with light snacks on 14 November at 18:00 at R125 per person. Book with Jenny on 044 382 0135.
Book your tickets for the tastings in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban at Computicket from 1 October, but contact the organisers of the Port Elizabeth and Knysna events directly for bookings for those events.
Issued by Marlene Truter Communications
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