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Tempus Two Wine Looks Promising For Fijian Market

  The Tempus Two wine is being seen as a promising brand for the Fijian tourism industry. Tempus Two Oenologist Andrew Duff made this statement during the Tempus Two Wine
19 Oct 2016 11:00
Tempus Two Wine Looks Promising For Fijian Market
Tempus Two Oenologist Andrew Duff (middle) with staff at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa on Monday night. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

 

The Tempus Two wine is being seen as a promising brand for the Fijian tourism industry.

Tempus Two Oenologist Andrew Duff made this statement during the Tempus Two Wine Dinner at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa at Natadola on Monday night.

Special guests were invited to enjoy the culinary delights the team from the resort prepared where each course was paired, with a premium wine selected by their local partner/distributor, Yees Cold Storage Seafood Limited.

“The Fijian marketing looks very promising with tourism culture and for the love of food,” he said.

Mr Duff said this event gives them a chance to interact with guests, local consumers and wine buyers.

“As for wine, we say what is better but at the end of the day, it is up to the person tasting it as to which is best,” he added.

Yees Cold Storage Seafood Limited has been distributing McGuigans Wines and Tempus Two for the past five years.

Sales manager Laite Cavalevu said the wine culture in Fiji has grown tremendously over the years.

“Seven to 10 years ago, wine was just an alcohol – like an afterthought,” she said.

“Now people are more aware of their wines, they are choosing their wines, they know what they look for and want in a wine, which is great.

“This is from the tourism industry growing and with more expats coming in and with wine events such as this.

“Year after year they come with new wine blends, new ideas and new lines that we introduce in these wine dinners.”

Ms Cavalevu further said these wines are from the Hunter and Barossa valleys which are the best wine regions in Australia.

Ms Cavalevu added wine makers have been coming to Fiji to conduct training and educating staff on the wines.

edited by: rachna lal



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