Towards the end of last year, I received an e-mail from Veritas requesting my attendance at the Meerendal wine farm in Durbanville. This was for an ‘informal announcement’ and an opportunity to chat to some of the competition’s judges. It seemed the lovely people of Veritas had thought me worthy enough to claim 2nd prize in a recent competition…
A number of weeks prior, I had entered the Veritas Young Wine Writers, presented by the South African National Wine Show Association. 2014 was its second year running. The annual competition aims to identify exciting new individuals within and outside the wine industry who can clearly communicate the wine message innovatively, thereby generating increased public interest in all aspects of responsible wine enjoyment.
2014’s topic was: The SA wine industry after 20 years of democracy: an overview of what happened and with special reference to how we can kick-start the stagnant local market in the future.
You can read my article here: http://www.veritas.co.za/uncategorized/runner-up-sa-young-wine-writers-competition-daisy-knowles/
I was pipped at the post by Sandile, a delightful chap who I thoroughly enjoyed spending the afternoon of 2 December ’14 with as we floated about on a complete high. His piece can be read here: http://www.veritas.co.za/uncategorized/winner-sa-young-wine-writers-competition-sandile-mkhwanazi/
More on the competition for those who fancy a read: http://www.veritas.co.za/uncategorized/young-wine-writers-voice-a-new-wine-direction/
Thank you, Veritas, for deeming me worthy enough to take the position of Runner-Up in this wonderful competition. What a fabulous feather to stick in the cap.