LOCALS can expect to increase their knowledge on wine in an exercise that aims to raise the confidence of those working in the hospitality sector.
This as leading wine expert and inaugural member of Australia's First Family of Wines, Peter Barry, visits the country this month.
Local agent Victoria Wines and Spirit said Mr Barry would lead the July wine dinner at Nadi's Sofitel, working closely with executive chef Brendon Coffey to provide an inspiring food wine match using Jim Barry wines.
Mr Barry has focused on the development of export markets during the past 10 years prompting Jim Barry Wines to be available in more than 25 countries across the world, Victoria Wines said.
Mr Barry's involvement in the wine industry started in 1977 when he joined his pioneer, wine-making father, Jim, as a cellar hand.
His focus for the past 10 years has been on the development of export markets, making Jim Barry Wines available in about 25 countries around the world, with 50 per cent of total production destined for international markets, Victoria Wines and Spirit said in a statement.