Guest Contributor | Apr 20, 2017 | 0
Old Mutual hosts wine show
Wine guru, Michael Fridjhon will be in Windhoek next week to host one of the highlights of the country’s social calendar, the Old Mutual’s famous Trophy Wine Show which will take place at the Windhoek Country Club Resort.
This year, Old Mutual will break away from tradition as members of the general public have been invited to take part at the wine tasting show that will take place on Thursday 14 June.
The distinguished connoisseur will enlighten guests with his encyclopaedic and intimate knowledge of what constitutes excellent qualities in both red and white wines.
The Old Mutual Trophy Wine show is South Africa’s most important wine benchmarking competition. After the wines are judged in South Africa, Old Mutual takes the top trophy wines on a road show to introduce them to discerning wine lovers in seven cities in southern Africa, including Windhoek.
Guests at the show will be welcomed with a full three-course cocktail buffet, before joining Fridjhon in the tasting hall to taste and appreciate South Africa’s 27 best wines. The tasting is conducted and guided by Fridjhon with his inimitable style and flair. The true wine connoisseur will share his lifelong passion and experience with the audience that is usually bursting with anticipation to proceed to the next wine.
Announcing the Trophy Wine Show’s Windhoek leg, Old Mutual Namibia said it has hosted the event for six years. “The event is always very well received, and this year we are opening it up to the public.” The concept forms part of the life insurer’s Stakeholder Engagement Strategy.
“Maintaining positive relationships with our clients and stakeholders is one of the key strategic pillars of the business” said Old Mutual.
Michael Fridjhon, has consistently been an integral part of this competition as chairman of the judges’ panel since its inception in 2002 in South Africa. He contributes to the Oxford Companion to Wine, ICONS (SA), The Global Wine Encyclopedia, and John Platter (SA). He was the first international co-chairman of the International Wine Challenge in 2007. He regularly conducts benchmark tastings in France, the United States, Chile and South Africa and he is a visiting Professor at the UCT School of Business.