Jasper van den Hoogen (The Netherlands)

Thursday, 10 October, 2013
Meet the finalists who will be competing in the WOSA 2013 Sommelier Cup FINAL which will take place from 7–13 October 2013.

Jasper works with an impressive selection of South African producers by the glass in his winelist: Rijk’s Pinotage, Morgenster White, Aaldering, Bosman, Springfield and Bouchard Finlayson.

He likes working with South African wines because of their terroir-driven styles and diversity and he finds them the most “classical” of the New World wines. Jasper is a big Swartland fan, but also loves the wines from the cooler climates such as Bouchard Finlayson and Hamilton Russell. One of his all-time favourites is the Boekenhoutskloof Semillon. South Africa’s sustainable approach has a great appeal and he sees the future very positively.

His dream trip: to spend two months in South Africa visiting the different wine regions and their winemakers.

For more information, click here to go to the WOSA Sommelier World Cup homepage