The Veritas Awards – South Africa’s largest independent competition for bottled wines – is on its way. By 15 August 2008 winemakers should have their finest wines entered for this year’s big challenge.
Two internationally known South African wineries shared the limelight at last night’s (Saturday 13 October) Veritas Awards ceremony. Nederburg and Spier were each awarded two double gold and five gold medals during a gala dinner in the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
Each year Veritas brings together a world of experience when judging of South Africa’s top wines are about to take place. This year was no exception with nine wine connoisseurs in their own right, judging at this prestigious competition.
In this second article on Veritas adjudication, SA National Wine Show chairman Duimpie Bayly explains how the system works and how the panels and his organisation cope with intricacies behind the scenes