Many South Africans will have heard of wine tastings and the various food pairings that might accompany different types of wines, but you probably haven’t heard of a water tasting event, and there’s a good reason for that. Join Candice Jansen, South Africa’s one and only Water Sommelier, for a water tasting event that is designed to showcase the different tastes of water at the Mount Nelson Hotel on Wednesday, 27 April 2022.
According to Candice, water is a beverage with interesting characteristics that contribute to a greater dining experience. Her focus is very much in the fine dining space, however she is also interested in water conservation. In the same way that you might pair a wine with a piece of meat or fish, Candice explains that water can be paired with food, wine and even cocktails!
Business Insider reports that Candice is the only certified water sommelier in the country, and that there are not many others around the world that share her certification. Like wine, water has its own terroir, meaning that the way it tastes and all its characteristics are influenced by the environment from which it originates. Business Insider adds that Candice is a member of the Fine Water Society in the US, where she received her training and qualification.
- Date: Wednesday, 27 April 2022 ( Public Holiday )
- Time: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
- Venue: Belmond Mount Nelson, Cape Town
- Tickets: Quicket
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