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Wine Geek Week, South Africa: Kickoff movie “Invictus”
September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present the kick-off event for Wine Geek Week: South Africa
“Invictus” starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon
Enjoy a free movie and wine tasting at North Loop Wine and Spirits to kick off the latest Wine Geek Week in the Twin Cities, focusing on South Africa.
Invictus is the true story of Nelson Mandela’s push to have South Africa win the Rugby World Cup, while confronting the country’s racial divisions following his release from prison.
From Ed Koch’s review in The Atlantic: “When Mandela was president, the Springbok team consisted of only one black member. Mandela’s black colleagues in government wanted to dismantle the team, but knowing that it represented the spirit of the Afrikaners (Boers), he refused to do so. Not only did he want to keep the team, he decided to do all that he could to help it win the World Cup. How he accomplishes that goal by contacting and working with the team’s captain, Francois (Matt Damon), makes up the story which consists of a well-written script, beautiful scenery and exciting rugby games. Mandela is a unique human being; indeed, he is the George Washington of South Africa who inspired millions of blacks to end their feelings of revenge in order to create a great, new country. Morgan Freeman’s portrayal of Nelson Mandela creates a superb moment in time on the movie screen.”
Ahead of the film, we will have a brief discussion the history of wine in South Africa, and following the film, we will have a free in-store tasting available exclusively for those in attendance, including 20% off all South African wines in stock.
Join us for more events during Wine Geek Week: South Africa, celebrating the amazing wines of this outstanding nation.