|School: Chenin Noir|
|Sake Educator: Xolani Mancotywa|
|Courses Run: Introductory Sake Professional and Certified Sake Sommelier|
|Territory: South Africa, Mozambique, Lesotho, Botswana|
Xolani Mancotywa, founder and creative director of Chenin Noir, knows his way around food and wine. Over his nearly twenty-year career in hospitality, Xolani has worked both as a chef and a sommelier, earning the lauded Certified Sommelier qualification with the Court of Master Sommeliers. Now, having become South Africa’s first Certified Sake Sommelier his eyes are set on a new challenge: bringing sake education to South Africa!