Prescient to sponsor 2021 tasting programme
By Christian Eedes, 15 February 2021
Winemag.co.za’s monthly category reports will again be sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient in 2021.
Prescient, established in Cape Town in 1998, is a proudly South African company that has grown its operations across a range of financial disciplines to span the world.
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.
winemag.co.za has a full tasting programme of 14 reports for the year, which go towards establishing the 20 Best Wines in South Africa. The schedule is as follows:
|Category||Month of publication|
|Cap Classique Report||March|
|Sweet Wine & Fortifieds Report||April|
|Chenin Blanc Report||April|
|Cape White Blend Report||April|
|Cabernet Sauvignon Report||May|
|Minority Report – Niche White & Red||July|
|Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report||August|
|Signature Red Blend Report||September|
|Pinot Noir Report||September|
|Sauvignon Blanc Report||October|
For full details concerning tasting dates, download the following: Prescient Reports Calendar 2021
How it works.
- There are 14 category reports over the course of the year. Each report is based on the outcome of a blind tasting of wines entered within the specific category.
- A Top 10 will be released with the release of each successive report plus scores for all wines entered – Top 10 stickers and regular rating stickers will be available for producers to purchase and consumers are encouraged to look out for these in the retail environment.
- The programme culminates in the final reveal where Best of Category, Best White Overall, Best Red Overall and Winery of the Year will be announced. The Best of Category wines will subsequently be shown at tastings in both Johannesburg and London, should Coronavirus regulations permit.
Check out last year’s 20 Best Wines in South Africa.