Leonard Ncube in Victoria Falls
The resort town of Victoria Falls is pursuing a new fashion in tourism by encouraging hoteliers and operators to undertake wine tourism.
A few days ago, 13 wine tasters from special tourism players throughout the USA took part in the wine tasting competition known as ‘Zimbabwe Sommelier Cup Qualifier’ at Victoria Falls Hotel.
The occasion became guidance for the grand wine tasting festival prepared via Wines of South Africa (WISA) in Cape Town, South Africa, in September.
Initially, 22 competitions had registered for the opposition, with 13 coping with to participate.
Wine is a pull thing in many locations, with key tourism markets figuring out food and wine as determining factors in picking a vacation spot.
Tourism experts accept that travelers choose holiday destinations based on the kind and availability of wine as one of the determining factors as wine is one of the sophisticated drinks well prominent with the aid of tourists.
Mutare-based Takura Makadzange emerged after shrugging off a near the contest from Sikhangele Ndlovu and Maxene Chigidi of Victoria Falls. WoS Zimbabwean agent Ms. Kuda Hove said wine became a key pull aspect in tourism.
“The event was nicely attended, and we will have schooling in October. Victoria Falls already draws heaps of visitors on its personal and the added advantage of having an international magnificence selection of wine lists as well as Sommeliers Cup is likely to attract greater site visitors to this vacation spot inside the way of wine tourism,” she stated.
“Wine is referred to as an advanced beverage and in tourism that creates various travel options. Tourists are extra than satisfied to have wine blanketed in their itinerary or to go to a wine vicinity,” she said.
Participants had been on the whole from around Victoria Falls.
The 3 winners will represent the united states of America in South Africa.
The contributors went via an exam, blind tasting contest, and welcoming guests amongst other sports.
This concerned tasting wine at the same time as blindfolded, after which identifying its kind and brand, coloration, depth of aromas, aroma traits, palate, flavor characteristics, vintage-like, whilst it becomes produced and naming the grape(s) range used within the wine
Preliminary rounds in individual countries will end in August whilst the very last to be held in Cape Town will take 19–26 September. Country representatives might be hosted in South Africa and tour the Winelands.
They will visit some of Cape Town’s maximum prestigious wineries for wine tasting in which they will blend and mingle with some of South Africa’s satisfactory wine tasters. South Africa is not taking part in fairness in the competition because it’s far home to great wines.
WoS represents greater than 500 wine producers in South Africa who export about 20 million liters into the world.
Traditional markets consist of the UK, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, United States, Canada, China, Japan, and some African countries.