Stanbic wine competition hit by COVID-19

Stanbic Financial institution Zimbabwe’s annual Wine, Gin & Craft Beer Competition has been postponed to subsequent 12 months owing to the COVID-19 pandemic which has restricted the motion of the occasion’s key stakeholders.

The competition brings a whole lot of budding connoisseurs collectively over two days to pattern the completely different wines, Gin and amp and Craft Beer predominantly from Southern Africa and South Africa particularly.

It was scheduled to enter its third 12 months after a profitable launch in 2018 and a rip roaring second occasion final 12 months.

Hosted by Stanbic Financial institution and its companions, the competition is the most important occasion of its type within the nation and a noteworthy precursor to the festive season.

“We’re clearly disillusioned that there isn’t a Wine Tasting Competition this 12 months, however the circumstances are positively past anybody’s management and we’re glad to oblige for the well being and security of all our stakeholders. We have been geared to host an unforgettable occasion this 12 months, however, we sit up for the following version of the Competition, hopefully in 2021,” mentioned Stanbic Financial institution’s head of selling and communications, Palmer Mugavha.

Wineries predominantly from Cape City, gin and craft beer producers from the area grace the occasion displaying their wide selection of merchandise. Mugavha mentioned the journey and gathering restrictions put in place to curb the unfold of COVID-19 had put paid to any risk of those gamers from touring and exhibiting.

Final 12 months, revelers have been entertained with prime shelf hand crafted beers and wines produced by a few of Southern Africa’s greatest vintners and sommeliers on the occasion’s traditional Queen of Hearts venue.

Mugavha added that the wine competition offered a possibility for Stanbic Financial institution to entertain a few of their clients and most of the people who recognize nice wines by this distinctive occasion.

“We’re grateful to everybody who has been supporting the competition over the previous two years and we sit up for internet hosting them within the subsequent version”, he mentioned.

Author: Takudzwa Abioye

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