Top 100 SA Wine List Challenge 2014 is now open for entries.
Entries can be posted online at http://www.top100sawines.co.za/enter-winelist.php
This is timed once again to be both convenient and commercially astute for restaurants. Convenient, as most lists will have recently been updated, to coincide with the upcoming holiday season, and commercial, as winning restaurants will be promoted and featured from December 2013 to October 2014.
SASA is again pleased to endorse the Top 100 Challenge given the quality of judges and pedigree of judging protocol.
This year there are again two categories to enter. Establishments may select either of:
Fine dining / long wine lists
Relaxed dining / short wine lists
There are three categories, or status, of award, to be won for each of the above: These are Inspirational, Outstanding or Highly Regarded.
There are also six additional Unique Awards to be earned. These are:
Most Improved (for previous entrants); Best Regional Selection (focus on area, cultivar or something unique); Most Innovative Selection (unusual, creative, flair); Best International Selection, Best Value (there may be more than one) as well as Best Overall wine list.
As before, the 100 point scoring system will be applied. An outstanding high quality panel of judges will again assess all entries starting on November. Judges include:
Dax Villanueva – Judge