Announcing Best Value Tastings
By Christian Eedes, 26 April 2019
Due to popular demand, Winemag.co.za will now be convening regular tastings aimed at finding the best wines costing between R60 to R120 a bottle.
While South Africa’s top-end wines are undoubtedly excellent they are very often made in small batches and increasingly demand prices that mean that they must be reserved for special occasions. Our intention is therefore to identify great everyday drinking – wines which offer refreshment and flavour under ordinary circumstances, are widely available and don’t cost too much.
Minimum stock requirement is 300 six-bottle cases or 1800 bottles. Wines will be tasted blind by a three-person panel of experienced judges using the 100-point system.
The schedule for the rest of the year is as follows:
|2019 MONTH||BEST VALUE CATEGORIES||ENTRIES OPEN||ENTRIES CLOSE||DELIVERY DATE||RESULTS ANNOUNCED|
|May||Chardonnay||6 May||22 May||23 May||11 June|
|May||Pinotage||6 May||22 May||23 May||18 June|
|June||Shiraz||3 June||19 June||20 June||2 July|
|June||Chenin Blanc||3 June||19 June||20 June||16 July|
|September||White Blends||1 July||11 September||12 September||1 October|
|September||Red Blends||1 July||11 September||12 September||1 October|
|September||Rosé||5 August||11 September||12 September||1 October|
|September||Merlot||5 August||11 September||12 September||1 October|
|September||Sauvignon Blanc||5 August||11 September||12 September||1 October|
|September||Cabernet Sauvignon||5 August||11 September||12 September||1 October|