Despatch from the Cape
Nearly 1000 wines tasted in three and a half days and South Africa's second Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show is over. We judges, local luminaries plus myself and James Halliday of Australia, expect to receive some flak for the fact that the total number of medals awarded was even lower than last year. Viz: 2003 2002 Gold medals 19 26 Silver medals 65 97 Bronze medals 313 324 Total no of entries 916 787 'I'd like to think this is the toughest wine competition anywhere,' said über -organiser South African wine expert and importer Michael...
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