Significant growth in the premium New World wine market in China and beyond into Asia was in the headlines in 2016, with no signs of slowing. Some of the finest examples of premium New World wines come from South Africa! Be the first to taste some of these incredible wines when Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa (PIWOSA) embarks on a tour of Asia in April 2017, with 9 winemakers, 18 events and retail promotions to bring the best of this premium New World segment to the Asian trade.
An Interview with PIWOSA by Debra Meiburg MW
Debra: South African wine has made wonderful progress in the last 5 years. What has the change been in the Premium sector?
Rollo: South Africa’s premium wine sector has really taken-off and is one today’s most dynamic and exciting global regions. This stems from growing recognition that our amazing climate and diverse geologies combine to offer ... [Read More]
Debra: Can you share 3 unique selling points of Premium South African wines?
Alex: Alex: South Africa has three great natural advantages: soil, climate and value for money. The global preference for high alcohol, heavily oaked, manipulated and extracted wines - some may say, Parker-ization - is... [Read More]
Debra: What can sommeliers and the trade expect from PIWOSA’s Asian Tour?
Rollo: These events are all about innovation, fun, enlightenment, and surprises… in essence, a challenge of perceptions! We are fully aware that we need... [Read More]
Debra: Flight Club is a super concept! Tell us about the challenge – and the prize!
Alex: This exciting challenge will test the skills of Asia’s leading sommeliers. We’ll insert some top French wines into our blind tasting line-up and challenge Sommeliers to ... [Read More]
- Singapore -
Speed Dating Tasting & Trade-Media Dinner @ White Rabbit Singapore
Flight Club & Somm Lunch @ Salt Grill & Sky Bar Singapore
- Hong Kong -
Flight Club, Speed Dating Tasting & Trade-Media Dinner
@ The Park Lane Hong Kong, a Pullman Hotel
Wines of South Africa (WOSA) Discover South Africa Tasting
@ Renaissance Harbour View Hong Kong
Registration (public session): ticketflap.com/DiscoverSouthAfrica - Online Early Bird! Till 6 April
Happy Hour with Winemakers @ selected stores of Watson's Wine Cellar
Stay tuned : watsonswine.com
- Tokyo -
Flight Club & Somm Lunch @ Two Rooms Restaurant Tokyo
- Shanghai -
Wines of South Africa (WOSA) Discover South Africa Tasting @ 3 on the Bund
Speed Dating Tasting & Trade-Media Dinner @ M Glam (Bund 5)
Flight Club & Somm Lunch @ The House of Roosevelt Shanghai
Take 2: Two Fast Facts about PIWOSA wineries