FAIRLADY Awards Toast SA's Best Consumer Wines and Beverages

Thursday, 24 October, 2013
Want to know which of South Africa's table wines are the best to serve or which alcoholic beverage will lift our Spirits? Take a peek at a few of the FAIRLADY Consumer Awards winners, which are announced in full in the November issue, on shelf now…

Want to know which of South Africa's table wines are the best to serve, which alcoholic beverage will lift our Spirits or which Cap Classique gets us in a fizz? Consulting the list of winners of the FAIRLADY Consumer Awards, which are announced in the November issue of the magazine on shelf 21 October, will tell all.

This year's panel of FAIRLADY Test House judges, with the addition of The Giggling Gourmet, Jenny Morris, who is one of South Africa's best-loved food personalities, carefully chosen the 27 finalists from over 402 entries, which was an increase of 35% from 2012.

In addition to Morris and independent tester Liz Webb, the panel of FAIRLADY Test House Judges includes FAIRLADY editor Suzy Brokensha and FAIRLADY specialty editors Robyn McLarty (wine), Justine Kiggen (food), Sally Kramer (Test House editor), dieticians Lila Bruk and Kim Hofmann (health) and Tasneem Larney (consumer).

"Every year, the FAIRLADY Consumer Awards just keeps getting bigger and better, an indication of the high value that manufacturers and consumers alike place on the awards," said Suzy Brokensha, FAIRLADY Editor.


Best Cap Classique: Pink

Graham Beck Brut Rose NV

Best Cap Classique: White

Simonsig Cuvee Royale

Best South African Table Wine

Best Pinot Noir - Creation Pinot Noir 2012

Best Merlot – Villiera Merlot 2011

Best Viognier – Creation Viognier 2013

Best Chenin Blanc – Graham Beck Game Reserve Chenin Blanc

Best Shiraz – Graham Beck Game Reserve Shiraz

The full list of winners and finalists will be showcased in the November 2013 issue of FAIRLADY, which features Naomi Watts on its cover. The November issue is on sale now.