Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2013 – entries open!

Wednesday, 20 February, 2013
OutSorceress Marketing
The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show celebrates 12 years as SA's leading premium wine competition. With significant benefits for both wine industry and wine consumer - the show brings together teams of international and local tasters with proven judging competence - to taste and score over 1 000 wines.
The 2013 judging takes place at Grande Roche, Paarl, from 6 to 9 May.  An extensive roadshow programme follows the release of the show's results on 30 May and comprises Masterclass® tastings in eight Southern African cities (includes Windhoek and now East London for the first time) and Public Tastings in Johannesburg and Cape Town. 

A large audience of SA wine lovers - in the order of 2 500 Old Mutual VIP guests and members of the public - will be exposed to this year's top wines at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show roadshow during June.  Each guest receives a take home copy of the Icons show guide containing a detailed review of this year's competition and full details of the achievers - and will additionally be able to order these wines on the night of their attendance.

The judging co-ordination, logistics, wine entry administration and communication will be managed by the same team as in 2012: Michael Crossley and Alex Mason-Gordon.  

You are reminded to diarise the Judges’ Feedback Session on 9 May at the Grande Roche - a comprehensive reportback by the judges on their impressions of the state of the wine industry immediately after the judging has taken place. The invitation is open to the full industry but seats are limited - more details to follow online via www.trophywineshow.co.za, Facebook and Twitter closer to the time.

Judging entry details:
Entry Kits can be found on www.trophywineshow.co.za.
Or email alex@outsorceress.co.za
Or call Alex Mason-Gordon on 011 482 5936.

The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2013 timeline is as follows:
28 March Deadline for submission of entry forms and documentation
5 April Deadline for payment of entry fees
2 May Submission of wine samples to Grande Roche, Paarl
6 to 9 May Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2013 Judging – Grande Roche, Paarl
9 May Judges’ Feedback Session – Grande Roche, Paarl
30 May Announcement of the competition results
7 June Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Johannesburg Public Tasting, Sandton Convention Centre
13 June Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Cape Town Public Tasting, CTICC