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Home Wine Tasting
Host a Home Wine Tasting. Invite a few friends over for a fun filled wine tasting party.
Cheese and Wine Pairings
Chocolate and Wine Pairings
All wines are from a boutique, award-winning wine cellars and we taste a variety of 7 wines. Cheese and chocolates are all imported or handmade.
You invite your friends to your home for a wine tasting. Great Wines will send one of our trained Personal Wine Consultants you help host the wine tasting.
We provide all the wines, glasses, spittoons and information for the tasting. Be different, incorporate this fun event into your kitchen tea, bachelorettes party ladies evening, birthday celebrations or your own home wine tasting.
Wine & Cheese tasting Year End Function
Wine & Cheese tasting at Medi Clinic for the Doctors year-end function.
Enjoy the best
We offer a variety of different wine functions for up to 150 people which can consist of :
A variety of wines
Wines and Cheese
We provide the wines, glasses, a variety of cheeses and accompaniments
We are distributors of Unique Wineries
This is one of the things we do best
There are many wine distributing companies that currently exist in the South African Market. Our point of difference is that we represent the optimum amount of wineries so that everyone has a place in our portfolio and therefore our sales team are not just ‘order takers’.
Great Wines concentrates on promoting, marketing and selling the various wineries we represent. We focus on ‘upselling’ and ensuring that the wineries we represent are placed in the top Restaurants and strategically positioned in Fine Wine Stores.
Continuous attention is paid to the retailer and restaurateurs ensuring them professional and personal service. Our efforts are concentrated on marketing, product knowledge, tastings, promotional events and sales, sales, sales…
Great Wines was founded in 2004.
In South Africa, Mr. Berman held the position of Deputy General Manager of the Gold Reef City Hotel and Restaurant Complex, administered by the Southern Sun Hotel Group. In Israel, Mr. Berman was employed by Carmel Wineries, the largest wine producers and exporters in Israel, in various managerial capacities, ranging from Hospitality and Sales Manager, Import and Duty-Free Manager, and Export and Import Manager, in which capacity he was successful in increasing Carmel worldwide.
He also represented Israeli wineries for the Israeli Export Institute from 2000 through 2002, and a member of the elite Chaine des Rotisseurs, which unites professional and amateur gastronomes in a private, not-for-profit society committed to promoting the culinary and hospitality arts and enology through example, education, and camaraderie.
Mr. Berman has garnered across-the-board experience in the international and South African wine markets, as well as establishing a substantial network of valuable contacts.
Leslie represented Carmel winery at various Major International Wine shows like Vin Expo Europe, America’s and Asia. Prowein in Germany. International London Wine & Spirit Show, Kosher Fest in America and Euro Kosher in France.
WINE & SERVICE CONSULTANCY
The Secret of Success
Leslie Berman gives expert advice to restaurants, hotels and private clients. With over 30 years in the hotel, restaurant, and wine industry he enjoys providing useful help and ideas.
At a senior management level, Leslie has vast and varied experience in wine marketing. He has worked for the top hotels in South Africa in the food & beverage departments and international experience in the wine industry which involved import & export markets in over 20 countries worldwide. His skills include creating new concepts, building brands, wine launches, in-store wine promotions, and wine & food functions.
He provides consultancy services to a variety of clients, which include wineries, wine outlets, and restaurants.
Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say
Just wanted to say thank you so much for organizing the wines for us. We loved the selection of wines. Please also thank Janice for the manner in which she conducted the wine tasting. She conducted the tasting in a professional manner, was well prepared and stood her ground.
There were a few disruptions from our side (incl load shedding) but she kept her pose and continued.
Thank you so much.