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Winemag.co.za relaunches 2020 tasting programme

By , 29 May 2020

With the move to alert level 3 in terms of lockdown regulations to do with Coronavirus, we have re-arranged our tasting programme for 2020.

It was announced earlier in the year that Prescient, a multinational financial services company that has supported winemag.co.za’s annual reports on both Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon for the past five years, has expanded its sponsorship to all wine categories.

Prescient, a proudly South African company, was established in Cape Town in 1998, and has subsequently grown its operations across a range of financial disciplines globally.

It takes a special research process to successfully find investment potential and navigate through the high levels of volatility and unpredictability of the financial markets. In turn, Prescient recognises winemag.co.za’s purpose in seeking out and celebrating the best wines in South Africa, and its consequent appeal to those who appreciate that the production of a world-class wine, like investing, is a long-term proposition.

The new schedule is as follows:


Month of publication

Cap Classique Report March
Sweet Wine and Fortifieds Report March
Chenin Blanc Report June
Cabernet Sauvignon Report June
Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report July
Merlot Report July
Shiraz Report August
Pinotage Report August
Signature Red Blend Report September
Pinot Noir Report September
Sauvignon Blanc Report September
Chardonnay Report October
Gala Event October
Roadshow November

For full details concerning tasting entry dates, download the following: Winemag Reports Calendar 2020 Amended

How it works.

Each report will be based on the outcome of a blind tasting of wines entered. Upon the release of a report, a top 10 will be announced and the year will culminate in a gala event when the individual best wine in each category will be revealed. These top-performing wines will subsequently be shown at tastings in both Johannesburg and London.


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