RMB WineX Cape Town 2011

Wednesday, 10 August, 2011
Cape wine enthusiasts must flag the 8th and 9th September for the annual RMB WineX Cape Town at the CTICC.
Now in its 9th year, the Mother City can look forward to the wine show – distinguished by its cosmopolitan and wine-in-the-city feel – where show visitors meet and mingle with the country’s top winemakers. More than an evening of sipping and spitting great wines, show visitors have the opportunity to stock their cellars, update on social responsibility initiatives such as Fairtrade as well as view the latest wine accessories and preservers. As in 2010, Le Nez du Vin wine aroma kits will awaken olfactory senses and - to further enhance the overall WineX experience - this year’s show sees the introduction of theme-based ‘wine tours’ conducted by Cape Wine Masters.

However, the highlight feature this year has to be the Great Deals offers through WineX retail facility Shop@Show managed by PicardiRebel. With an understanding that times are tough, the wine industry has teamed up with WineX to offer extraordinary prices on select wines, thus affording Capetonians the opportunity to do more than the regular cellar-topping. Exhibitors participating in the Great Deals campaign will be easily identified at the show.

The line-up of exhibitors can be viewed on www.winex.co.za and includes last year’s Best-Wines-on-Show winners Backsberg, Diemersfontein, Glen Carlou, Springfield and Vrede en Lust. As at all previous festivals, show visitors can have their say by voting for their favourite white and red wines and stand in line to win great prizes.

Deli refreshments in the hospitality lounge will be for sale and, in line with WineX’s support of responsible alcohol consumption, Corporate Cabs will be on stand-by for the safe ride home at special show prices. See www.corporatecabs.co.za.

Dates: Thursday 8th and Friday 9th September – two nights only!

Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)

Time: 17h00 to 21h00 daily

Tickets and Bookings: Early Bird R100 for all tickets booked by Sunday 4th September. Thereafter and at the door: Thursday night R120 and Friday night R140. Includes tasting glass and unlimited tastings.

Computicket bookings open 1st August. Telephone 0861 915 8000 or book online at www.computicket.com.

Special discount for group bookings (10 tickets or more for Thursday night only) booked via the organisers: telephone +27(0) 11 482 5936.

Exhibitors: A full list of exhibitors will be available on www.winex.co.za; festival guide and list of wines available online from 1 September.