Ultra Liquors 100 Women 100 Wines announces Top 100 Wines

November 12, 2012

The second annual 100 Women 100 Wines event took place in Cape Town this past weekend and was a huge success, with the winning wines for each category announced this morning.

The fairly new and novel event saw 100 women from around the country taste and rate over 200 of South Africa’s best wines in categories “by occasion” such as Long Lunch, Girls Night Out and Best Braai Wine. Top wines in each category are: Long Lunch - Boschendal Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2012, Celebration - Cafe Culture Choc Mousse, Girls Night Out - Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2012, The Boss is Coming for Supper - De Wetshof Finesse Chardonnay, Party Wines - Van Loveren Papillion Vin Doux, Ultra Special Wines - Steenberg H.M.S. Sphynx Chardonnay 2012, After a Long Day at Work - Ernie Els Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Best Braai Wine - Secret Cellar Merlot, Sunny Day Wine - Villiera Sauvignon Blanc 2012, and It's Cold Outside - Mulderbosch Faithful Hound 2009.

For a full list of the Top 100 wines visit http://www.spill.co.za/wine-of-the-week/ultra-liquors-100-women-100-wines-2012/7552/.

100 women were selected to attend the event after entering the 100 Women 100 Wines competition in October. These women then became judges for the Top 100 Wines in South Africa.
Event organiser, Clare Mack of Spill.co.za, says; “The competition and event is such a unique concept that it is the only event of its kind in the world. It makes sense though, if you consider that eighty percent of wines sold in SA are bought by women and that not many of us are wine connoisseurs, so judging by palate is really the best way to go about it.”

Mark Norrish, GM of sponsors Ultra Liquors, comments: "Drinking wine is all about enjoyment and fun, and there's a wine for every occasion and moment. What we experienced at this event was a diverse group of women, literally a rainbow cross-section of South African's, enjoying a selection of wines as different from each other as the women themselves; whites, reds, blends, varietals, MCC's, rose's, blushes, sparkling, sweet, dry, value for money and some top end too. Some of the guests knew more about wine than others but all of the women came together as one and the joie de vivre of the afternoon made it really special.” Norrish concludes; “The most important market for wines in South Africa is women, and I am delighted that they are such a confident, sassy and adventurous group of consumers.”

Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold, CEO of Cape Town Tourism adds; “Well done to 100 Women 100 Wines for another successful event, as well as to the winning wines. The innovation of food and wine is an integral part of what makes Cape Town an inspirational city and we encourage events such as 100 Women 100 Wines to showcase our region’s rich wine tourism offering. We look forward to seeing you back in Cape Town next year!”

For further information, please contact Skye Grove, Cape Town Tourism PR and Communications Manager, +27 21 487 6800, email skye@capetown.travel or see www.capetown.travel.

Released for Cape Town Tourism by Rabbit in a Hat Communications, Tammy White, +27 21 448 9705, +27 73 202 5041, tammy@rabbitinahat.co.za.

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