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The Wine Show Jo'burg – Pulling Out All The Stops
Wine producers who want their wines seen not only by the Jo'burg locals, but also on a more international platform would be simply insane to miss The Wine Show Jo'burg this year.
As editor at large of Meininger's Wine Business International, author of the Wine Travel Guide to the World and the forthcoming Wine Marketing Toolkit, and as one of the world's most widely traveled wine professionals, Robert Joseph is uniquely well placed to talk about current wine trends across the world.
While at The Wine Show, he'll describe some of the things he has seen happening recently in places as diverse as China, India, Australia and the USA. He'll talk about the way the French are - hard, though it might be to believe - turning to grapefruit-flavoured wine, while top Bordeaux chateau owners are experimenting with variations on the kinds of amphora the Romans and Greeks would have used.
Fans of South African wines will be fascinated to learn of the way Robert sees the best examples from the Cape fitting into this global context. He will be discussing a personal selection of his favourite wines as exhibited at the Show in two scheduled sessions in the Wine Extra Theatre (free to attend by all general entry ticket holders).
In addition to this, the spectacular television partnership with DStv, promoting all three of this year's events in Jo'burg, Durban and Port Elizabeth respectively, is sure to garner immense interest and increase the visitor numbers significantly.
However, you've got to be in it to win it. There are still a limited number of stands available for the Jo'burg leg of the Show, which takes place from 8-10 May at the Sandton Convention Centre. For more information or to book a stand, please call Vanessa on 021-888 8817 or email her at Vanessa@twsmedia.co.za. For additional Show information please visit www.wineshow.co.za.
The Wine Show Team