1992-1997 INTERNATIONAL HOTEL SCHOOL at
I was a lecturer of the International Hotel School at the Witwatersrand Technikon in Johannesburg doing lectures on all beverages and practical restaurant services.
During this time, I managed to graduate 3 students as Cape Wine Masters.
In 1995, I created South Africa's first mineral water tasting, then an olive oil tasting followed by a vinegar tasting.
The mineral water tasting was so successful that I had 14 articles published in, amongst others, the Saturday Star, the Sunday Time and the Longevity magazine. The success of my mineral water tasting resulted in the television program, Carte Blanche, doing an insert on the matter. It was a very controversial tasting as the tap in water, back in 1995 that is, did better than the best-selling bottled water in South Africa, hence Carte Blanche's interest.
I created a wine tour to France for 18 students in 1997. We visited several leading wine/spirit companies which is guaranteed an experience that every student will remember forever as the students were able taste and experience Louis XIII at Remy Martin, Grande Dame at Veuve Clicquot, the open bar at Marie Brizard in Bordeaux, and an unforgettable lunch at Chateau Talbot, just to name few!