Are luxury hotels the best way to promote SA wine overseas? I was pleased and surprised to see that Jaco Goosen, duty sous chef at the Nellie, will be waving the SA flag in Lima later this month at sister hotel Miraflores Park Hotel in an SA Culinary Week. The ad says it all, Jaco is a “grand representative of the SA comedy” or I think that’s what is says in Spanish, below!
I wonder what SA gems Jaco will serve with his bobotie and braaibrood? For as Miguel Chan, Tsogo Sun Sommelier Supremo is proving as he pops up like Cosmos, dispensing professional scores with a smile, hoteles de lujo are unbeatable shop windows for wine. At KWV last week, cellar master Richard Rowe referred guests to Miguel’s enthusiastic notes and Miguel must be high on the list to succeed Su Birch as head of WOSA.