In addition, an increase in the price ceiling for entries from R60 to R80 will give readers an even greater selection of value wines to choose from.
“We’ve made these changes to give the Best Value Guide
broader appeal, while the increased distribution means we will be able to put the book in the hands of more wine lovers than ever before,” explained publisher Jacqueline Lahoud. “The print-run also now makes the guide the biggest handbook of its kind in South Africa.”
The 2013 edition of the guide, sponsored by Ultra Liquors, will be bagged with the October issue of Getaway
and copies – priced at R32.95 – can be ordered from www.winemag.co.za
from the end of August.
The Best Value
judging attracts in excess of a thousand entries each year, a number expected to increase significantly with the higher price threshold. The task of determining the best value wines in the respective categories as well as the 'Best Wine and Winery Overall' will fall to a panel of South Africa’s leading wine experts, chaired by Christine Rudman, with the winners announced at an awards function at the end of August.Getaway
will take the Best Value Wine Guide
to its readers in a direct and experiential way. For the first time, producers featured in the handbook will present their wines to an audience of more than 22 000 visitors at the Gauteng Getaway Show
, which takes place from 31 August to 2 September. Delegates buying a ticket at the Best Value
wine stand will receive a copy of the book and a glass to sample hundreds of quaffable wines.