~ Aspri Spirits hosted an intimate women only evening~
Aspri Spirits, a leading player in the international wines and spirits business in India, hosted a Women Only exclusive sit down dinner in honour of Ms. Andrea Freeborough, Cellar Master, Nederburg on the 17th August at Mumbai.
Set in the elegant Olive Bar & Kitchen, Mumbai, the lavish specially crafted Four Course Wine paired menu by Chef Rishim Sachdeva blended perfectly with ‘Nederburg The Winemasters’ wines. It was an ideal setting of dinner, wine and conversations with the Cellar Master of one of the finest wines from South Africa. Ms. Andrea Freeborough delightfully took the guests through the history of the brand, the process of making wines, their best seller wines and much more.
Guests included the first woman MW from India – Sonal Holland, Rojita Tiwari – Owner of Drinks & Destinations, a one stop place for all your BevNews, Shatbhi Basu – the First Woman Bartender, Celebrity Chefs – Rakhee Vaswani and Anjali Pathak.
With an honours degree in viticulture, followed by another honours in winemaking, Andrea began working as an assistant winemaker at Neethlingshof in Stellenbosch. Less than three years later she was appointed a fully-fledged winemaker, working under Nederburg cellar- master Razvan Macici, producing the whites. In her very early 30s, she was appointed to head Distell’s Die Bergkelder, a job she held for a decade before returning to Nederburg to take over from Razvan in mid-2015.
Nederburg was announced the 2016 International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) South African Wine Producer of the Year 2016 This is the second time that the winery achieves this prestigious award – the first instance was in 2012. Nederburg to be named Winery of the Year is the highest accolade that is offered from PLATTERS GUIDE. To be given the award twice is inevitably rare. It was in the 2011 guide that Nederburg won a quintet of five star ratings and secured its nomination; now with four more such ratings, the large Paarl based winery, owned by mega company DISTELL , is the 2017 Winery of the Year – the publisher making the award to the winner of the most such ultimate ratings.
Nederburg has been a particularly interesting example of the achievements of the quality revolution in South Africa in the past few decades. The Paarl winery also performed spectacularly at the 2016 Veritas Awards in early October, emerging as one of the top achievers, as well as at the 2016 Six Nations Wine Challenge.
Aspri Spirits Pvt. Ltd. was established in 2004. The company today represents some of the finest brands in the world of Wines and Spirits and is one of the leading players in the imported alcoholic beverage segment. The company with its commitment to ensure highest quality standards focuses on the sales, marketing and distribution of its diverse portfolio and is dedicated to building premium international brands in travel retail and domestic markets across South Asia.