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Opportunities in South African Wine
September 15 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am PDT
South Africa’s wine scene combines centuries history with the dynamic character of an industry reborn after the end of apartheid. With Chenin Blanc as the industry standard-bearer, South African wines are carving out a new spot in the U.S. market. In this webinar we’ll share what lies behind the South Africa’s leading wine styles and look at the opportunities they offer for retailers, wholesalers, and importers who make South African wines part of their offerings.
Jim Clarke, Marketing Manager, WOSA USA
Jim Clarke is the Marketing Manager for Wines of South Africa (WOSA) USA. Clarke is also a wine journalist and former sommelier, and brings his experience writing about the wine trade and running prominent restaurant wine programs to his deep understanding of the South African wine scene. In July 2020 Infinite Ideas published Clarke’s book, The wines of South Africa, as part of the Classic Wine Library series.
Marjorie Ferris, Sales Manager, Diversified Communications
Marjorie Ferris is the Sales Manager at Diversified Communications for Vinexpo New York. Marjorie has over 10 years of experience in the trade event industry in a variety of sales and management roles. Joining the US-based Vinexpo New York team since the event launched in 2018, she continues to learn more about the wine and spirits industry, completing the Court of Master Sommeliers Introductory Course & Examination and is currently taking WSET Level 2 Award in Wines.