The annual Shiraz Showcase is back and Tuesday 21 June 2016 is the red letter day. This will be the first opportunity for consumers to sample the winning twelve Shirazes and three Shiraz blends that were crowned on the 18th May at the Shiraz SA Challenge awards ceremony in Paarl. This will also be the only time when these wines will feature together under one roof, unless you are lucky enough to obtain a case of the winners that is marketed exclusively by Cyber Cellar.
“And wine lovers and Shiraz fans are not the only ones excited about sampling the cream of the crop” says Edmund Terblanche Chairman of Shiraz SA. “Every year we spot restaurateurs, sommeliers, fellow producers, the trade and students enthusiastically working their way through the winners, the finalists and the myriad of brands present at the show.”
Sponsored by Juvenal Cork SA in conjunction with French Tonnellerie Berthomieu Ermitage, this will be the eighth Shiraz Showcase. The event has established itself over the years as a not-to-be-missed wine tasting for all lovers of this noble grape variety. Previously presented at the Vineyard Hotel in Claremont the organisers decided last year to move the Showcase back to the Cape Town International Convention Centre which is not only easily accessible but also with ample and safe parking.
Tickets are priced at R120 each and cover entry to the tasting where more than a 100 examples of South African Shiraz and Shiraz blends will be available to taste. A stylish glass and a brochure with all the relevant wine information are included. Groups of 10 or more qualify for a discount.
Web Tickets will handle ticket sales prior to the event from their website or tickets can be purchased at Cape Town Tourism. However, a box office will also operate at the entrance. Go to www.webtickets.co.za or call Web Tickets on 086 111 0005.
The show runs from 18:00 to 21:00 and a delicious array of snacks and dishes that compliment Shiraz will be on sale for those wishing to pop in at the tasting straight from work.
Cyber Cellar, the official retail partner of the Shiraz Challenge will have a stand at the show. Cyber Cellar is currently marketing and selling the 12 winning wines in two price brackets – premium and great value. With winter looming this exclusive offer is bound to be snapped up by all those with a soft spot for Shiraz.
Every year, after the judging has been completed and the results calculated, Shiraz SA donates the remaining wines to The Pebbles Project, their official social responsibility project. Pebbles will be at the event to showcase the projects they manage with the proceeds obtained from auctioning and selling these wines.
WIN TWO TICKETS TO THE EVENT
We’re giving away two tickets to the Shiraz Showcase. Enter on our Facebook page – it’s so easy! Competition closes 20 June 2016. T’s and C’s apply.