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Classic Wine Trophy 2009

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2009 Classic Wine Trophy


The CLASSIC WINE TROPHY celebrates 11 years in 2009. Under the new management of
Christophe Durand (Vins d’Orrance) who has brought SANTAM on as headline sponsor,
the competition is sure to surpass all previous editions in scale and prestige. As previously,
the show is in association with leading French wine publication, LA REVUE DU VIN DE

The CLASSIC WINE TROPHY has a single-minded objective: to promote, recognize and
reward wines of elegance, balance, finesse and the capacity to improve with time.
The competition is unique and compelling in several ways:

The competition is adjudicated by a panel of French judges, all prominent wine
personalities from around the world

Guest judges this year will also include Sydney Buthelezi, wine buyer at Makro, and
Miguel Chan, sommelier at the five-star Cellars-Hohenort hotel

Only 17 medals can be awarded, which ensures a legitimate and worthy winner of
each medal

La Revue du Vin de France, the leading French wine publication, will cover the event
and ensure an international spotlight on the competition

The overall winner will also receive a return air ticket to Paris

The CLASSIC WINE TROPHY will be given to the most iconic wine entry.

This accolade will reward the winemaker for patience and excellence, two essential qualities that make a classic wine.

As it matures in bottle, the winning wine will become a cult of its own as it
garners awareness and respect through the local and international wine media.
Unlike other competitions, the CLASSIC WINE TROPHY only awards 3 trophies, 10 gold
medals for red wines, five gold medals for dry white wines, one gold medal for dessert
wines and one for sparkling wines.

The organisers of the 2009 SANTAM CLASSIC WINE TROPHY are committed to upholding
the highest standards of entries for this unique celebration of South African wine.

TEL: 02... FAX: 021 683 7489 SABRINA@VINUM.CO.ZA

The judges will be accommodated at Mandela Rhodes Place, the exclusive lifestyle
centre in the heart of Cape Town.

This year’s judges:

Jean-Michel Gerin.
Top wine producer of the Rhone Valley.

Olivier Poussier
Word’s Best Sommelier 2000, wine writer and worldwide wine consultant.

Olivier Poels.
Editor/Journalist RVF.

Denis Saverot.
Wine writer/journalist RVF

Jean Daniel Angibaud.
Sommelier of the Le Meridien hotel in Dubai.

Claude Gilois.
French wine importer. Owner of Vins du Monde.

Christophe Durand.
Organiser and owner of Vins D’Orrance.

Germain Lehodey.
Ex general manager of the Lynton Hall hotel in Durban.
Owner of the French restaurant Village Bistro in Irene, Pretoria.

Marc Friederich.
International sommelier and owner of Chez Marc’s restaurant, Paarl.

Jean Yves Muller.
Owner of the Caveau and Headquarters restaurants.

Guest judges:
Sydney Buthelezi.
Wine buyer for the group Makro in RSA.

Miguel Chan.
Sommelier at Cellars-Hohenort hotel, Cape Town.

This year’s competition will start on 2
nd March 2009, and the blind tasting will be
conducted over a period of four days at Mandela Rhodes Place.
Winners will be invited to an exclusive dinner and awards ceremony, to be held on
Friday, 6
March 2009 at The Vineyard Hotel in Newlands.
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TEL: 02... FAX: 021 683 7489 SABRINA@VINUM.CO.ZA