The esteemed Veritas wine competition for market ready wines annually grants wine aficionados across the country a chance to taste the top winning wines and brandies. These tasting opportunities, which are sponsored by Deloitte, will be held in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Knysna.
Symbol of trust
Wine and brandy enthusiasts have come to trust the double gold and gold stickers on Veritas winners as a barometer for quality. ‘Consumers feel safe when choosing a Veritas winner,’ states Charles Hopkins, South African National Wine Show Association (SANWSA) chairperson. ‘They know that the Veritas symbol of quality is backed by a strict judging system where proficient wine experts taste all entries blind. When confronted by literally hundreds of different brands, the consumer is often guided by the Veritas emblem.’
The Cape Town tasting will take place on 15 October at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. A tasting in Johannesburg is scheduled for 23 October at Sandton Convention Centre. Durbanites will have a chance to taste the best of the best on 7 November at Deloittes Head Office in Umhlanga. Attendees to these sessions will also be treated to a tasting of the winners of the 2013 Qualité Cheese Awards.
Wine and brandy lovers in Port Elizabeth can experience the Veritas winners on 12 November at Squires Legendary Grill in the Boardwalk Centre; while Kilzers Kitchen in Knysna presents two events: a food and wine pairing dinner on 13 November and a tasting on 14 November.