Calling all young wine writersJuly 16, 2013
International gurus at veritas judgingOctober 3, 2013
Entries for South Africa’s most prominent wine competition, the Veritas Awards, are now open. Those with an eye on the top accolades should pull their calendars closer. Wine and brandy masters have until 21 August to enter their finest for Veritas.
Late entries will be accepted until 29 August (at an increased entry fee). Judging of the entered brandies takes place on 13 September while the magnitude of wines will be tasted from 16 to 20 September. Judging is two weeks later this year and that should benefit wineries and distilleries to get their products ready because entry dates are also two weeks later.
Being awarded a Veritas double gold is a coveted feather in the cap of local wine makers and brandy masters. This authoritative competition has earned the respect of wine aficionados the world over due to its stringent blind judging procedures. Every year some 1 700 market-ready wines and brandies put their best foot forward in the hope of earning the sought-after Veritas symbol of quality.
This year’s top-notch wines and brandies deserving of the double gold, gold, silver and bronze Veritas emblem will be announced on 5 October during a gala dinner at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).
Issued by Marlene Truter Communications
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On behalf of SANWSA
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