Winemag.co.za Blind Panel Tasting Programme 2020
By Christian Eedes, 9 December 2019
Winemag.co.za will be increasing its programme of category reviews in 2020, these conducted by a three-person panel tasting blind (labels out of sight). New categories that are being added to the schedule include 1). Cap Classique, 2). Chenin Blanc, 3). Pinotage and 4). Sweet Wine and Fortifieds while Sauv-Sem Blends and Wooded Sauvignon Blanc will be tasted next to Unwooded Sauvignon Blanc.
The judging panel consists of editor Christian Eedes plus two trusted colleagues, namely Roland Peens and James Pietersen, both of Wine Cellar, Cape Town merchants and cellarers of fine wine – next year marks the 10th anniversary since this panel first convened.
Reports will be released successively and the year will culminate in a gala event in Cape Town where we celebrate the best in each category and then the intention is to take these top wines on a roadshow to Johannesburg and London.
The programme is as follows:
|Category||Month of publication|
|10 Year Old Wine Report||February|
|Cap Classique Report||March|
|Sweet Wine and Fortifieds Report||March|
|Chenin Blanc Report||June|
|Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report||June|
|Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report||July|
|Signature Red Blend Report||September|
|Tonnelerie Saint Martin Pinot Noir Report||September|
|Sauvignon Blanc Report||September|
|Prescient Chardonnay Report||October|
For full details concerning submission dates, download the following: Winemag Reports Calendar 2020 Amended
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