The most important dates on the Durban winelover’s calendar are just three weeks away, when the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show returns to the Golden Mile from 9 to 11 May, bringing a thirst-quenching three-day ensemble of wine-centred activities to The Globe at SUNCOAST.
Built around a fresh and flirty burlesque theme, the show comprises a tannic troupe of full-bodied features with earthy undertones of fun. Proudly showcasing a perfectly paired menu of attractions and exhibitors, there’s something to whet the appetite of every level of wine fan: From seasoned wine theatres offering interactive presentations on wine in all its glory, to the ever-exciting South African Wine Tasting Championships (the ‘Search for a Supertaster’ in which anyone can contend) as well as the esteemed Wine Label Design Awards presented by Rotolabel. There are also opportunities to mingle with wine fundis, who may just share some of their valuable oenophile-knowledge. What’s more is you’ll be able to relish in all this activity whilst sipping on the country’s ‘best-in-vino’…
A highlight of the show, the #SAwineShowcase theatre experience, will feature entertaining and informative sessions by the one and only Jon Meinking, bringing you up to speed on the “(A)roma, (B)rut and (C)haptalization’s” of the wine world. Learning how to make educated wine decisions, and the importance of the wine glass to the drinking experience, are just some of the potential takeaways from this refined educational experience.
Organisers will round off the experience with a “Sip & Ship” service that allows visitors to immediately purchase wine they’ve tasted, at cellar door prices, with free and reliable delivery straight to your door.
This year, the Durban leg of the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show will take place within a brand-new dome-like structure at Suncoast, aptly named ‘The Globe’. This massive, experiential venue arrived at the Tsogo Sun property near the end of last year, offering a dynamic indoor space, ideally suited to the size and scale of the wine extravaganza.
The ‘Winederland’ Tour is South Africa’s largest travelling wine show, and is proudly supported by TOPS at SPAR. It kicks off in Durban from 9 to 11 May, followed by Johannesburg from 6 to 8 June, Cape Town from 11 to 13 July, Port Elizabeth from 25 to 27 July, Pretoria (which is making a welcome return to the tour schedule) from 3 to 5 October, East London (the latest addition to the tour) from 7 to 9 November, and ending off in Nelspruit from 28 to 30 November.
To book your tickets for the Durban show, go to https://wineshow.co.za/tickets/. The TOPS at SPAR Wine Show’s #DrinkSmart programme, presented by Jiguja, promotes responsible alcohol consumption and safe driving practices at the event. A number of safe, convenient and affordable choices have been implemented by the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show, allowing guests to “Drink wine but stay fine!”.
Be sure to block off the dates so you don’t miss out on the chance to immerse yourself in this unique ‘Winederland’ experience!
For more information and to book your stand visit www.wineshow.co.za.
DURBAN SHOW INFORMATION
Dates & times: Thursday 9 May: 17:00-21:00
Friday 10 May: 17:00-21:00
Saturday 11 May: 15:00-21:00
Venue: The Globe at SUNCOAST
General access: R185 per person (includes a tasting glass, show guide, access to wine theatres and limited tastings)
Couples combo: R385 per couple, valued at R570 (includes two general admission tickets, two tasting glasses, a show guide, access to the wine theatres, unlimited tastings and a six-pack of Libbey wine glasses)
VIP Lounge: R495 per person, valued at R870 (includes a glass of premium MCC and amuse bouche on arrival, four elegant wine and food pairings, limited bar, including boutique wine selection, a glass of Noble Late Harvest dessert wine and dessert pairing, a corporate gift and complimentary Platters Guide, plus all General Admission ticket benefits)
To book: https://wineshow.co.za/tickets/
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE TOPS at SPAR WINE SHOW BY STRATEGIC PUBLIC RELATIONS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT VANESSA NAUDÉ ON 083 271 6000 OR Vanessa@stratpr.co.za.