An international private members club, The Parmigiani White Club (TWC), hosts the World of First Growth tastings and each year this exclusive club conducts tastings all over the world. Earlier this year, TWC paid its first visit to South Africa and, in a blind tasting, it chose six South African wines to form part of its elite World of First Growth series.
The club was very impressed by the quality of South African wines and, by introducing these six wines into its series, will result in raising the bar and perception for the South African wine industry.
MR de Compostella 2008
Vergelegen V 2007
Vilafonté Series M 2009
Waterford Estate The Jem 2007
Vin de Constance from Klein Constantia
Later this year TWC will travel to Vienna, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Istanbul, Mumbai, Zurich, London, Madrid, Chicago, New York and Burgundy, where the six chosen South African wines will be introduced to wine tasters and wine lovers from all over the world, alongside other rare and prestigious fine wines.
South African tastings
TWC will be returning to South Africa in October to host three exclusive tastings from 25-27 October, giving South Africans the opportunity to taste the world's most rare and exclusive wines. This is an experience they will never be able to repeat again, as most of the wines presented and tasted are from private cellars and not available to purchase.
The dinner and tasting in Johannesburg is on 25 October at The Saxon. Capetonians will have an exclusive dinner and tasting at The Taj on 26 and on 27 October, TWC will host a lunch at Delaire Graff Estate.
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