IWSC set for South African showcase

31st January, 2014 by Gabriel Stone

The International Wine & Spirit Competition is inviting the trade to attend its 2014 South African showcase tasting on Thursday 6 February in Paarl.

stellenbosch_simonsberg_mountainsHeld at the Grande Roche Hotel, the event will allow guests to sample over 200 of the competition’s award winning South African wines and spirits, including last year’s Gold Outstanding medal winners.

Among the highlights from the country’s 39 Gold or Gold Outstanding wine medal winners in the 2013 competition was Kanonkop, which swept off with the Dave Hughes Trophy for South African Producer of the Year, while its Paul Sauer 2009 took home the IWSC Trophy for Blended Red Wine.

Other trophy winners included Nederburg, Stellenrust and KWV, who won IWSC trophies for dessert wine, Chenin Blanc and Pinotage respectively.

Meanwhile on the spirits side, Distell was rewarded with an impressive clutch of Gold and Gold Outstanding medals for its brandies, including the Van Ryn’s Collectors 20 Year Old brandy, which helped the company to be crowned IWSC African Spirits Producer of the Year.

Describing 2013 as “an impressive year” for the country, IWSC general manager Ewan Lacey said: “The IWSC South African showcase will highlight the high level of entries being submitted by South Africa.”

In particular he noted: “The Groot Constantia Grand Constance 2010 was memorable, a wine recommended by the late 18th century English writer Jane Austen as a cure for heartbreak.”

Keep up the date with all the news and entry deadlines for this year’s IWSC at www.iwsc.net.

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