Wines of South Africa Masterclasses – Philadelphia (March 11th), Washington DC (March 13th)

On March 11th and 13th Wines of South Africa ( will be hosting a masterclass for sommeliers, retail wine buyers, and journalists in Philadelphia and Washington DC. A dozen wines representing the quality and diversity of South Africa’s varied wine regions across the Cape will be presented. Jim Clarke, former top New York City sommelier, freelance wine journalist, and WOSA US Marketing Manager will put the wines in context, discussing terroir, traditions, and current trends. The class is free for members of the trade and media. We'd love for you to join!

Attending sommeliers will also have the opportunity to enter the WOSA Sommelier Cup 2019. An hour-long written quiz after the masterclass will be part of the first round. Similar quizzes will be given across the U.S. through the beginning of May, and the top five scorers will then be flown for the semi-final in New York in June. The final winner there will then go on to compete in Cape Town in September.

For information on eligibility, how to enter, and other details, please visit

The details are as follows:


  • What: Wines of South Africa Masterclass
  • When: Monday, March 11th, 2019, 11am – 1pm
    • (Sommelier Cup Quiz 1-2pm)
  • Where: Barclay Prime, 237 S. 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Space is limited; please RSVP by March 4th at

Washington DC

  • What: Wines of South Africa Masterclass
  • When: Wednesday, March 13th, 2019, 10am – 12pm, Followed by a light lunch
    • (Sommelier Cup Quiz 12pm-1pm)
  • Where: South African Embassy, 3051 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC
  • Space is limited; please RSVP by March 6th at