Spier Wines excelled at the 20th Veritas Awards for the second consecutive year with five double gold and two gold medals. Out of 1 733 entries only 64 supreme wines and brandies can now wear the coveted double gold symbol of top quality. The awards were announced last night (Friday 8 October) during a gala evening, sponsored by Agri-Expo, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).
To assess and render an authoritative opinion of hundreds of wines within a dedicated space of time requires an untiring and well developed palate, as well as a very deep seated love and knowledge of good wine. From 13 to 20 September five revered international judges, together with more than 100 local wine and brandy gurus adjudicated 1 732 wines and brandies during this year’s Veritas wine competition.
The 2010 Veritas Awards welcome brandy into the fold – the first time in the Awards’ 20 year history. This new class to Veritas provides the South African brandy industry - which up to now had to compete mostly in international competitions - with a major local platform to show its mettle.