Ever wanted to understand the intricacies of wine? Are you a wine connoisseur yourself? An enthusiast perhaps? Leading wines & and distributor, Viva, brings you the opportunity right here in Nairobi, where you can get to sharpen your wine facts.
Aiming to meet the needs of the consumers in Kenya while fostering a wine culture in the country, Viva kicks off its first wine exhibition on the 4th and 5th of October to be held at the Park Inn by Radisson – Westlands.
The expo will start from 12 pm to 7 pm.
Viva global trade wine expo is expected to attract over 400 wine lovers and traders across the region including game-changers in the fast-growing retail trade network and hospitality sectors.
Nonetheless, it is also a chance for attendees to indulge with unlimited wine said to come from seven different parts of the world.
On the menu, expect a selection of reds, including Cabernet Sauvignon, (from different regions), Merlot and Shiraz from Australia and the popular Pinotage from South Africa. In the whites, there will be beautiful Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, along with a lovely range of Rose wines.
Lest we forget to mention grape varieties from various regions, and an entire range of new world wines from entry-level all the way to award-winning connoisseur collection.
Apart from wine tasting which is a given this expo comes with a chance to learn more about wine including wine and food pairing and wine and cheese pairing at an affordable price of Ksh 3000 per class.
In this tasters class you will get to test your sensors by tasting a flight of wine, learn the history and major growing regions of wine, but most importantly, discover the differences between wines and the techniques of smell, sip, taste and how to evaluate.
Unlimited cheese and chocolate is also part of the package.
Speaking of edibles, we know that wine demands good food to make a meal. Viva has taken this opportunity to target not only consumers who have a passion for good wine but also decision-makers of the Food and Beverage industry. More on Wine and fine dining.
As Business Development Manager, Ms Meera Karia says, this exhibit will have it all for the wine.
Viva trade expo will exhibit over 75 different types of wines including award-winning wines and fine wines like;
Franschhoek Cellars from the popular DGB Winery in South Africa.
Casillero del Diablo – Chile
Bird & Bees
Cloudy Bay – New Zealand
Fetzer’s Anthony Hill
Marques De Casa Concha
The exclusive Penfolds range from Australia’s oldest winery.
Other countries of wine origin on the list include California, Argentina and New Zealand.
Having established its portfolio across East Africa including; Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda in addition to meeting consumer needs by providing different wines from across the world, Viva now plans to expand its portfolio further by importing wines from France and Italy.
What to note is that this trade expo will give customers a good chance to meet with wine enthusiasts, professionals and experts, while discovering more about Viva. Sure, there’s more to learn from a company that started off as somebody’s hobby and has now become the largest independent premium alcoholic distributor in Kenya.
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