This month’s spotlight goes to Hidden Gems, the place where you can learn everything about wine.

Did you know that in 2014 approximately 30,800,000 tonnes of wine was produced globally? We probably don’t need to tell you that it’s a lot of wine! The wine industry, though centuries old, is an ever-evolving global market, constantly expanding throughout the world. The industry can often seem intimidating to enter, whether as a winemaker, supplier or consumer, given the sheer volume of information that one needs to know about wine and the winemaking industry.

This month we shine the spotlight on Hidden Gems, wine experts based in Somerset West in Cape Town – with over 23 years of experience in the wine industry, the company provides professional wine consulting services on industry needs and wine-related educational material for individuals through an online course, and through tertiary courses packaged specifically for various hospitality related industries.

In essence, Hidden Gems simplifies the process of learning all there is to know about wine while keeping it all entertaining. Dedicated to “edutaining” you about wine, they will teach you how to taste, appreciate, serve and entertain with wine, or even how to make your own!