In these tumultuous times, TOPS at SPAR Wine Show remains 100% dedicated to keeping the conversation around local wine alive!
During the first stages of lockdown, South Africa’s largest and most loved travelling wine show partnered with South Africa’s top wine educator, Cathy Marston, to create two accessible, fun, interactive online courses for the wine-curious. They were so well-received that TOPS at SPAR Wine Show is now offering another round the Local & Lekker online wine course at the end of September!
The content of this course has been curated following feedback from the first courses which took place earlier this year and is an interactive, fun way to connect with friends whilst social distancing – think of this as an online wine club…wine’s answer to book club! If quality time with your loved one is long over-due, why not sign up for the course and do something new on date night? Whether you’re just straight-up tired of doing the same old things in the evening or really not keen on going out, then booking your spot on this course and opening a bottle of wine just seems like the right thing to do!
This entry-level course, ‘Local & Lekker – Focus on SA Wine’ (starting on 29 September, and continuing on 1, 6 & 8 October) is neatly packaged into four live 60-minute online ‘Zoom’ sessions. Each session starts with some informative theory presented in Cathy Marston’s engaging style, followed by an interactive, practical tasting session to put what you have just learned into practice. All participants will have access to downloadable course material and a course recording is supplied after each session, plus the opportunity to engage in live Q&A’s with Cathy Marston online. The perfect blend of a fab night in with the added bonus of upskilling!
A perfect fit for those on a quest for a deeper understanding of the nuances of the Cape Winelands, ‘Local & Lekker – Focus on SA Wine’, shines a spotlight on local cultivars, styles and regions in session one ‘WINEderful Whites’ and session two ‘Robust and Red’. Session three dives deep on our nations sweet, fortified wines, with session four culminating in a crescendo for WINEderlanders as they learn about South Africa’s finest fizz and MCC.
To stand a chance to win one of four sets of double tickets valued at R495 per set to join in – then you need to comment below this post and tell me who is hosting the ‘Local & Lekker – Focus on SA Wine’ online courses and it could be you. The competition closes Monday 28th September and the winner will be contacted via email.