Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2017 results

Results of the 16th annual Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show were announced earlier today. Total wines judged were 960 (2015: 1067) and there were 41 golds, 135 silver medals  and 460 bronze medals. Trophy winners as follows: Old Mutual Trophy for Most Successful Producer Overall Tokara Makro Trophy for Best Shiraz, Old Mutual Trophy for […]

May 30, 2017
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Listen: Singita’s François Rautenbach on judging at OMTWS 2017

François Rautenbach, head of the Premier Wine Direct programme for Singita Game Reserves, was a judge at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Here he talks about recent developments in SA wine quality:

May 30, 2017
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Listen: Wine retailer James Pietersen on judging at OMTWS 2017

James Pietersen, SA portfolio manager for retailer Wine Cellar, was a judge at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Here he talks generally about his experience:

May 30, 2017
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Listen: Wine ambassador Nkulu Mkhwanazi on judging at the OMTWS 2017

Nkulu Mkhwanazi, Durban-based wine ambassador, was a judge at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Here he talks about Cabernet Sauvignon in particular:

May 30, 2017
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Listen: Heidi Duminy CWM on judging at OMTWS 2017

Heidi Duminy, CWM and national marketing M=manager for Meridian Wine Merchants, was a judge at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Here she talks about MCC and Shiraz in particular:

May 30, 2017
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Listen: Blaauwklippen’s Narina Cloete on judging at OMTWS 2017

Narina Cloete, winemaker at Blaauwklippen in Stellenbosch, was one of this year’s judges at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Here she talks about Chardonnay in particular:

May 30, 2017
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Purity in wine reconsidered

During the judges’ feedback session after formalities had been concluded at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, the remark was made by Philip Constandius, winemaker at Oldenburg Vineyards in Stellenbosch, that it appeared those officiating appeared to value wine purity above all else. What place for “funky” , then? It’s a good question.  If […]

May 10, 2017
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Nederburg Cabernet Sauvignon 1978

To mark the start of the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show , convener Michael Fridjhon typically presents a tasting of old South African wines for judges and a few other interested parties – white wines required to be 15 years on from vintage and reds 25 years on. The absolute stand-out for me and many […]

May 8, 2017
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