New owners add a dash of performance art and Bubbly Bar to fine wine line-up
This July the annual TOPS at SPAR Wine Show returns to PE for its sixth consecutive time. Visitors to this popular event – it sold out last year – are in for a fun-filled line-up of fine wine, entertainment and general merriment. Doors open at 17h00 on Thursday 30th July and will close at 21h00 on Saturday 1st August. Part of the national wine tour’s 10th anniversary celebrations, the PE event follows on from its success in Jo’burg and Durban which took place in May and June respectively.
Buoyed by new owners – of lifestyle event TOPS at SPAR Bierfest fame – this year’s show sees décor and design get all dressed-up, while impromptu performance acts including Hezron Chetty, will delight visitors. There’s also a fancy Bubbly Bar centre-piece which serves some of the finest fizz in South Africa. Definitely a must!
Swing by after work to try and buy your favourite, or even a few new, South African fine wines direct from the estates. Or make a weekend of it with a 3-day pass and take your time to taste plenty of wines, pair with a variety of light bites and catch a show at The Wine Extra Theatre: a line-up of interactive food & wine edu-tainment hosted by industry gurus and popular personalities.
Be responsible with #Drinksmart, and if you’ve had too many, make use of TOPS at SPAR’s initiative, DRYVER, an app that allows you to connect with your friends when out on the town to get home safely; or the guys at GoodFellas who are available for free on a first-come first-served basis to drive you and your car home all show long.
Tickets can be purchased pre-show for R100 from www.wineshow.co.za or at the door for R120. It includes a crystal tasting glass, all tastings, access to The Wine Extra Theatre and a map to help navigate the show. Weekend passes for R180 are also available.
Thursday 30th July – 1st August 2015
17h00 – 21h00 (Thursday & Friday)
12h00 – 21h00 (Saturday)
The Boardwalk Convention Centre
TOPS AT SPAR have been so kind to sponsor a prize for three of my readers. You could win a double set of tickets to attend the PE TOPS at SPAR Wine Show. All you need to do is follow the steps in the Raffle Copter below.
(competition opens on the 13th of July and closes on the 26th of July, winner(s) will be announced on social media and have 48 hours to claim prizes.)
In addition to our regular Terms and Conditions, please note that winners will have to be over the age of 18 and be based in the Eastern Cape. The prize only includes the tickets to the PE show. Transport or accommodation is not included.