South African, Brazilian wines to be served at Olympics
LONDON, June 27 — Parched attendees of the Olympic Games will be quenching their thirst with a trio of wines that come from South Africa and Brazil next month.
The bottles of red, white and rosé wines, supplied by London wine merchant Bibendum, will be sold to the general public at food and beverage outlets and cost about £5 (RM25) for a single-serve, 18.75cl bottle, reports industry trade publication Decanter.com.
It is a first for the Olympic Games to have an “official” wine list, which includes a South African Chenin Blanc and a rosé made from Pinotage, Shiraz and Merlot grapes, both from Stellenrust winery and both Fairtrade.
In a nod to the next summer Olympic host, Bibendum also chose a red wine from Brazil’s Seival Estate, a Shiraz Tempranillo blend with a small amount of Gamay Nouveau, reports Decanter. The Brazilian wine is not Fairtrade.
Bottles are made from PET and are recyclable. — AFP/Relaxnews