Van Ryns is the brandy star of 2013 Michelangelo International Wine Awards

Thursday, 12 September, 2013
Van Ryn's
Van Ryn's was the only name in brandy to garner gold at this year's Michelangelo International Wine Awards, winning the brandy trophy and a grand d'or medal for the Van Ryn's 15 Year Old, as well as a gold for the Van Ryn's 12 Year Old.

Although the awards focus mostly on South African entries, submissions were received from other parts of the world as well, with 29 brandies evaluated by the panel this year.

Both the 15 Year Old and the 12 Year Old brandies also won gold outstanding medals at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London earlier this year. To win IWSC gold, a contender must earn a score of at least 90. Those judged exceptional are honoured with gold outstanding medals.