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16. March 2013

Berlin Mission Hosts Tasting of South African Wines Created by BEE Winemakers

On Wednesday, 13 March 2013 Ambassador Reverend Dr M.A. Stofile, in the presence of State Minister Cornelia Pieper of the Federal Foreign Office and the new Minister Plenipotentiary Mr Horst H. Brammer, welcomed senior diplomatic representatives of African Embassies and an Honorary Consulate to taste some excellent, upcoming wines created by young South African BEE wine makers. The professional wine seminar was conducted by architect Gisela Schneidewind who is also owner of Stein+Wein. This company passionately promotes South African wines through tastings and events. 

Ms Schneidewind presented nine selected wines by Howard BooysenSeven Sisters / African RootsCarmen Stevens of Armani VineyardsNtsiki Biyela of Stellekaya WineryM'Hudi Wines and The Township Winery and intriguing background stories about the winemakers. Along with her brochure containing essential information on the wines, the guests received the book “Ithemba”. An impressive and very informative publication produced by Wines of South Africa (WOSA) and supported by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). The book which title means “hope” in Zulu presents fascinating descriptions and photographs of leading South African wine makers and their products.

After the wine tasting the guests took the time to exchange opinions and experiences and taste some delicious South African finger food.

|+| Impressions of the Seminar (pdf, 1,7 MB)

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