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Posted by on Oct 29, 2009 in Voted | 2 comments

Wednesday Night at Winex

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We did a quick spin through the RMB Winex expo at Sandton Convention Centre last night. I am happy to report it is still worth the R100.00 per ticket, although I would recommend a two night pass as there is just too much to take in all in one night.

The stands were less flashy this year. Clear signs that the recession must be taking it’s toll. Yet there were plenty – it seemed as if more than ever. A couple of highlights were the SA grown olives: we are getting good at that. Also I spotted a stand selling Argon gas to “seal” off the air getting to your 1/2 drunk bottle of wine whilst storing for the next day.

I also enjoyed the Thelema wines. They just do it for me.

The one thing I did notice was how many “chocolate/coffee” wines are now available. Obviously riding on the coattails of Dimmersfontein Pinotage’s cult status. We did find a brilliant alternative but the name eludes me now. It was something like “Mochalate” I think. We did make notes but lost the crucial clipboard at the last table…

Checkers had a good cheese counter as well. They are doing very well with that business model.

Over all we enjoyed the evening and I would recommend you give it a try. If you are a single guy I would suggest you take your “A-Game” with you, as plenty of ladies showing way too much cleavage after way too much wine was also a feature of the night.

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2 Comments

  1. Sounds like a good evening out. Amused that you managed to take notes throughout, but then lost them at the last table! Maybe one taster too much there?

    Been noticing the "choco-wine" thing as well recently – you don't think it's just a bit of a fad maybe?

    For those too lazy to click on Voted's link here are the expo details:

    <h1>RMB WineX Johannesburg 2009

    Details</h1>

    <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="95%">

    <tbody>

    <tr>

    <td width="27%" height="20" valign="top">Dates:</td>

    <td width="73%" height="20" valign="top">27 – 30 October 2009</td>

    </tr>

    <tr>

    <td height="20" valign="top">Venue:</td>

    <td height="20">The Pavillion

    Sandton Convention Centre

    Maude Street

    Sandton</td>

    </tr>

    <tr>

    <td height="20">Time:</td>

    <td height="20">5pm – 9pm daily</td>

    </tr>

    <tr>

    <td height="20" valign="top">Tickets:</td>

    <td height="20">Early Bird R80, Two-night Pass R140 and Three-night Pass R200 on sale until 25 October; thereafter and at the door: Tuesday R90, Wednesday and Thursday R100; Friday R120.

    Booking at Computicket, or the door</td>

    </tr>

    </tbody>

    </table>

    • I am pretty sure the choco-wine thing is a way of extracting extra value from our pockets…..yet the KWV CAFE culture is my favorite quaffing wine….

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