Best Sommelier of South Africa 2016 announced
By Christian Eedes, 11 January 2016
The South African Sommelier Association (SASA) today hosted the inaugural Best Sommelier of South Africa competition, the winner set to participate at the Best Sommelier of the World competition to be held in Mendoza, Argentina this April.
Gareth Ferreira, currently working at a 67 Pall Mall, a wine-focused private club in London as assistant head sommelier, won the title.
There were nine other competitors in addition to Ferreira, these being: Joakim Blackadder (Hoghouse) who finished as second runner-up, Manuel Cabello (Ellerman House), Jeanette Clarke (Ex-Amino), Spencer Fondaumiere (Burrata), Denis Garret (Benguela Cove), Marvin Gwese (Cape Grace), Ralph Reynolds (Karibu), Jean Vincent Ridon (winemaker and consultant), the first runner-up, and Roxan Waldeck (Delaire Graff).
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