The International Judges Return to The Trophy Wine and Trophy Spirits Shows – brought to you by Investec
|This year The Trophy Wine Show Judges’ Feedback Session will be in the form of a webcast, on Thursday 16 June, from 11h00 – 12h00. The session takes place directly after the completion of the Trophy judging.
While it would have been wonderful to meet again in person with media and the wine industry, due to certain circumstances, the judging takes place in the week of the public holiday, and a live-streamed event offers the best solution. The link to the webcast will be sent in advance. Please save the date.
The announcement in early April that The Trophy Wine Show and The Trophy Spirits Show will be entering a new era with Investec as the title sponsor, has been followed by the publication of the full list of international judges for both competitions.
This is the first time since the Covid lockdowns that each of the judging panels at both competitions will include an international specialist invited to South Africa specifically to participate in the competition.
As previously – and in fact since 2002 – the wine judging panel will be chaired by South Africa’s most highly regarded wine authority The Trophy Spirits Show .
This year the three international judges for The Trophy Wine Show comprise US wine authority, Anthony Mueller, who covers the South African category for The Wine Advocate; Eric Goettelmann, Meilleur Ouvrier de France Sommellerie and wine director for the Bernard Loisseau Group, and Anthony Rose, wine correspondent for The Independent and well-known wine writer and author.