Last week was Fine Brandy Fusion at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The event took place from 27-29 June. This festival is the gathering of the year for all the brandy lovers of Johannesburg. And I’m not talking about the lovers of Klippies and Coke….this is the REAL deal brandy. Connoisseurs of fine brandy and those wanting to be connoisseurs were the visitors of this fine event.
The festival held master classes where you could learn how to truly appreciate a fine brandy. The Fusion Bar held a new activity where visitors can try out the more modern way of drinking brandy by mixing some delicious cocktails. A brandy cocktail is for the person who is not too inclined to taste straight brandy (this is what I went for).
There was great entertainment for the evening. MC Proverb kept the visitors happy and informed about the goings on of the evening. There was also an acrobatic dancer who did some interesting moves on a high rope….a bit of an odd form of entertainment at this type of event but nonetheless fun to watch.
Every possible brandy brand has a stall where you could taste or just learn more about it. I really had no idea that there were so many different kinds of brandies. A big eye opener.
Here is a bit of slideshow of what went on at Fine Brandy Fusion.