This past weekend the Nelson Mandela Bay leg of the annual The Wine Show took place at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. The city really needs more shows like this and looking at the popularity people are hungry (or in this case perhaps thirsty) for them. Most of the exhibitors were boutique cellars and visitors to the show got the opportunity to taste and get to know a lot of wines which they perhaps have never heard of before.
I think John Woodward, Director of The Wine Show, sums the purpose of the show up best by saying, “Our aim at The Wine Show is to strip away the snobbery from wine and prove to visitors that you don’t need to be a connoisseur to enjoy a good glass of vino. In South Africa we are blessed with a multitude of local wines to suit every occasion, meal and mood.”