Wine enthusiasts looking to broaden their knowledge with tasting and professional masterclasses can get ready for the 36th annual Mercury Wine Week, taking place at SUNCOAST from 27 to 29 August.
This year’s event brings together 80 exhibitors and literally hundreds of new wines! These are available for sipping, comparing and purchasing. There has been a dynamic shift in the Grindrod Wine Theatre with three sessions each evening, where winemakers will have a 15-minute platform to showcase their products before a private audience in an intimate and information-rich setting.
Entry to the theatre is included in the ticket price, but each session will be limited to a first-come, first-serve basis for a maximum of 30 people. The session promises to add a dimension to the wine-tasting and knowledge sharing experience.
Marketing Manager at SUNCOAST, Louise Howell said “this highly anticipated wine show has different exciting elements! Connoisseurs and novices can expect to be entertained while gaining knowledge”.
More broadly, the show guarantees wine enthusiasts the opportunity to interact with winemakers, distributors and estate representatives, to taste the new vintages making their appearances on bottle store shelves and stock up their cellars.
There are both stalwarts and newbies attending this year’s event from Anura to Zevenwacht. Among the newer faces are Bosman Family Vineyards, Earthbound, Ghost Corner, Laibach, Oneiric, Rijk’s and Tokara, while the banners fly high for the returns of Fairview (with their award-winning cheeses), KWV, Haute Cabriere, Meerlust and Raka to mention just a few.
Tickets cost R100 per person or R150 for a two-night pass for Wednesday and Thursday nights, available via Computicket or at the door, patrons gain entrance from 5:30pm.
ABOUT SUNCOAST CASINO, HOTELS AND ENTERTAINMENT:
Influenced by the Art Deco style of Miami South Beach, SUNCOAST Casino, Hotels & Entertainment is Durban’s leading gamer-tainment destination. It boasts unparalleled atmosphere from its location on Durban’s stretch of palm-lined beaches known as the Golden Mile and is within walking distance of the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium.
Winner of the BMW Supertech KZN Top Business Award – Tourism Category 2014, voted KwaZulu-Natal’s “Best Casino” for the 13th year running, in the 2016 Daily News Your Choice Awards, the 2014 Ask Afrika Orange Index customer service award winning in the Casino Industry category, and recipient of the 2016 certificate of excellence by TripAdvisor.
SUNCOAST Casino, Hotels and Entertainment continues to be an integral part of the Durban entertainment scene.
SUNCOAST has a gaming floor of over 7,000m2, with coinless SMART technology, 1,600 slot machines, 67 gaming tables, and an exclusive Salon Prive called 77 Ocean Drive for higher limit slots and tables.
SUNCOAST opens onto a boardwalk which links to uShaka Marine World to the south and Moses Mabhida stadium and Blue Lagoon to the north.
There is a superb grassed area between SUNCOAST and the beach offering loungers and umbrellas for the beachgoer.
The SUNCOAST Durban complex also offers 5-star conference and eventing venues plus superior accommodation at the sea-facing Suncoast Towers and SunSquare Suncoast with its Balinese-style spa and stylish Jeera Restaurant.
SUNCOAST Casino, Hotels & Entertainment is owned by Tsogo Sun Gaming.