“A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world” – Louis Pasteur.
On Saturday, July 6, Moyo wines held a wine tasting soiree at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo and what a classy affair it was! It’s not often that we bump into wine tastings in the city and it’s not for lack of wanting! Such events are few and far between (hello Women, Wine and Words).
They also seem to gravitate more towards the women for some reason yet we do have a few male wine connoisseurs amongst our colleagues! As Luis Fernando Olaverri once said, “Wine is the only artwork you can drink” a phrase which came to life as we enjoyed some great choices in wine sprinkled with a dash of even better conversations as we mingled with the mixed crowd that had gathered to enjoy this rare treat on a slow Saturday afternoon.
The Gallery in Bulawayo served as the perfect venue for the soiree, with the guests sipping their glasses right on the Balcony facing the Hustle and bustle that is J M n Nkomo Street.
“Where there is no wine there is no love” – Euripides.
We also had the opportunity to briefly chat with the two lovely ladies that make up Moyo Wines. The soiree served as a platform for them to launch their company and products in the City and according to them; “Moyo Wines is the passion project of two families who have come together, built together, celebrated together and shared the best ideas over a good glass of wine. Our love for wine stems from the way it brings people together and share the best of themselves, dainty glasses in hand, laughter brimming in the air. Wine has been the respectable staple accompaniment of celebrations the world over and we associate the finest wines with the capacity for success and transformation, the kind of cultural aid that oils good dreams making them better”
However, in as much as they are excited to be launching in Bulawayo, they also bemoaned the invisibility of young entrepreneurs leading from the forefront in the city.
They expressed their desire to work with and collaborate with other young business people especially in curating events that will gather together emerging entrepreneurs and linking them with their possible markets.
“He who knows how to taste does not drink wine but savours secrets” – Salvador Dalì.