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The 2018 Gaggenau Sommelier Awards

Gaggenau South Africa recently held its first Sommelier Awards for young professionals of the industry.

The Test Kitchen setup for Gaggenau Somm Awards

The winner of this year’s Gaggenau South Africa Sommelier Awards will automatically qualify for the International Gaggenau Sommelier Awards that will take place in Beijing, China during Autumn of 2018.

Here, the winner will compete against multi-talented sommeliers from around the globe and show off their masteries and erudition in front of world-renowned viniculturists and international press.

LEFT to RIGHT: Enrico Hoffmann, MD of Gaggenau South Africa and Luke Dale Roberts

“Gaggenau is proud to support the South African wine industry by offering young Sommeliers the opportunity to not only promote their skills locally but by also offering the winner a platform to showcase their talents and represent South Africa on an international level,” says Elizabete Nelson, Gaggenau Communications Manager South Africa.

Luke Dale Roberts specially attended day one, showing his support towards the Industry and Gaggenau at The Test Kitchen where five contestants battled it.

“This is definitely a highlight in the Gaggenau calendar and we are honoured to be supporting the wine industry and trade in South Africa”, Enrico Hoffmann, MD of Gaggenau South Africa.

Judges include Michael Crossley, Neil Grant, Jean-Pierre Rossouw and Higgo Jacobs.

Contestants Wikus Human, Marine Point, Luke Dale Roberts, Juliet Urquhart, Joakim Hansi Blackadder James Mukosi

Images: Michelle Parkin

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