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World Wine Tasting Championships

World Wine Tasting Championships

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Meet Admire Wakwa and Billet Magara – Zimbabweans who have pursued a career in wine in the Western Cape and are now wine tasting hosts for Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines and Paserene Winery, respectively.

These two wine lovers are embarking on a journey of a lifetime: Having shown their wine tasting mettle in the Southern Africa regional competition for the International World Blind Wine Tasting Championships, held in Cape Town this year, they have been included as substitutes in Team Zimbabwe who will be competing in the international competition being held in Montpelier, France, in October.

As part of this incredible experience, the Mullineux’s, with the support of their French importers and friends, are arranging for Admire and Billet to visit Paris, Burgundy and the Rhone Valley, where they will meet wine retailers, sommeliers and producers. This will give them invaluable exposure to the French wine trade and the opportunity to taste a wider range of wines, thus preparing them even more for the competition!

Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines and Martin Smith of Paserene have committed to this opportunity by sponsoring their flights, but additional funding is needed for their food, accommodation and transport in France. Neither Admire nor Billet have travelled abroad before and they would hugely appreciate any support you are able to give to help them to reach the incredible dream of visiting the wine regions of France and, at the pinnacle, joining their Zimbabwean team members when they take on international palates at the prestigious World Wine Blind Tasting Championships.

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Donations

  • Oct 14, 2018 - R 1 500.00
  • "We look forward to meeting you next month, Admire, and hearing about your adventure." - Malcolm and Judith Richardson

  • Oct 12, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck! " - A&V

  • Oct 08, 2018 - USD $ 70.89
  • "Good luck, you will be stars" - Caroline bevan

  • Oct 05, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "You've got this guys! May your blind tasting tournament open your eyes to new wonders you've never dreamed existed..." - KLM

  • Oct 03, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Peace, Safe travels and bring home the gold for your brothers and sister worldwide!!!!" - Tuanni

  • Oct 02, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "Enjoy" - Glen & Kim Plumbridge

  • Oct 01, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck! Steyns" - Dirk & Irma Steyn

  • Sep 28, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Have loads of Fun" - Le Wine Chambre Illovo

  • Sep 28, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Enjoy the experience and soak up the learning" - Johan

  • Sep 28, 2018 - R 2 570.50
  • "Hope you have a barrel load of fun...." - Selwyn Lewis

  • Sep 28, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Best of luck" - Anonymous

  • Sep 28, 2018 - USD $ 14.90
  • "We so enjoyed our tasting with Admire! Have a great trip" - Bob & Suzanne Bowdey

  • Sep 28, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Live the wine! Visit NZ!" - Martin Cahnbley

  • Sep 27, 2018 - USD $ 42.08
  • "Bonsoir! As we are currently visiting France, we can think of no better place to be to enhance your wine experience!" - Daniel and Charmaine Ellis

  • Sep 27, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Live the dream Gentlemen... So happy for you both." - Winefairy

  • Sep 27, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Enjoy the adventure" - Jorg Pfutzner

  • Sep 27, 2018 - USD $ 73.93
  • "Give it horns. " - Daniel Shaw

  • Sep 27, 2018 - R 2 056.40
  • "Just do it!" - JW

  • Sep 27, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Enjoy the fine French wine" - Dave & Liezel King

  • Sep 27, 2018 - USD $ 36.97
  • "We are great admirers of Chris and Andrea's efforts to create exceptional world class wines.Hope you have a great trip-memories you will always cherish!" - Ronan and Lizette Conneely

  • Sep 27, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "This is going to be a trip of a lifetime, we hope you guys have fun!" - Adrian and Lauren

  • Sep 27, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Safe travels and may it be a life-changing experience" - DPJ

  • Sep 27, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck in France" - Rune Engstrøm

  • Sep 27, 2018 - USD $ 73.93
  • "Have fun and a good life changing expierence in France! " - Dani Schl.

  • Sep 27, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "Enjoy!" - Hennie T

  • Sep 27, 2018 - USD $ 26.01
  • "Hope you are successful!" - Lex Robinson

  • Sep 27, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Enjoy" - martin poggiolini

  • Sep 27, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Best of luck!" - Mark Robinson

  • Sep 27, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "All the best of luck!!! You're making us all proud!" - Trizanne Barnard

  • Sep 26, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Best of luck! Work hard and make us proud." - Lizzie

  • Sep 25, 2018 - R 5 000.00
  • "Best of luck!" - Leeu Collection

  • Sep 19, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Wishing you all the best, Billet! Good luck and just go for it! - Venishree & Juergen Mayer" - ADHARA EVOO - Fraaigelegen Farm Tulbagh

  • Sep 18, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "All the Best Boyz, represent Zimbabwe with a bang." - Nash Kanyangarara

  • Sep 18, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Well done ?" - Imelda

  • Sep 18, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck " - rufus

  • Sep 17, 2018 - R 300.00
  • "Good luck Billet! Routing for you from Abingdon " - Laurie Smorthwaite

  • Sep 17, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "In Bocca al Lupo" - Shura&Lupo;

  • Sep 17, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck Admire and Billet!!!" - John and Philippa

  • Sep 11, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Wishing them both an incredible educational experience!" - NT

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Admire and Billet share a passion for wine and met in the Cape through Black Cellar Club (BLACC), a networking platform for wine-loving African sommeliers and wine stewards. Admire recently won the Zimbabwean Wine Tasting Championships held in Cape Town, with Billet coming 4th. This gave them a place in Team Zimbabwe at the World Blind Tasting Championships being held in France this October.