For five days from 3-7 September, more than 100 researchers, academics, Cape Wine Masters, wine writers and consultants sipped, savoured and subjected 1 744 wines and brandies to the strictest judging process according to internationally accepted rules and standards. Six veritable international experts joined forces with the more than 100 local judges to determine the 2012 Veritas medallists.
Cellars wishing to enter their finest market ready wines and brandies for this year’s Veritas Awards – SA’s most highly respected industry competition – should not hesitate, for the closing date is 8 August.
The election of Charles Hopkins as chairperson of the South African National Wine Show Association (SANWSA) during the recent Annual General Meeting of the Association heralds a new era not only for this extensive industry body, but also for the country’s two biggest and most influential wine competitions, the SA Young Wine Show and Veritas Awards.
Wine and brandy makers from around the country have their sights set on South Africa’s two most prestigious industry competitions: the SA Young Wine and Veritas Awards, and closing dates for entries are imminent.