Best Sommelier SA for 2016 - Gareth Ferreira

Gareth Ferreira shows off his skills in this video of his participation in the competition for Best Sommelier of South Africa for 2016. The competition took place on Monday 11 Jan 2016 at the Taj Hotel in Cape Town - organised by the South African Sommeliers Association (SASA). Gareth beat 9 other worth contenders - with Jean Vincent Ridon coming 2nd and Joakim Hansi Blackadder coming 3rd.The 10 competitors were put through their paces by an experienced panel including Deputy General Secretary of the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI) and the President of the Sommeliers of Morocco, Michèle Aström Chantôme; Best Sommelier of Sweden 1986, Hans Astrom; and SASA Chairman, Neil Grant. Several of the questions asked over the course of the day were set by The Best Sommelier of the World 2010, Gerard Basset MW.