Associate Judges

ASSOCIATE JUDGES:

The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show draws upon several of South Africa’s new-generation winemakers, brokers, sommeliers and wine writers – all of whom have appropriate tasting experience. They are provided with the opportunity of working in a rigorous show-judging environment and learning from the international and local tasters to whom they are seconded. Associate judges work in the tasting room with the main panel and are invited to participate in the discussion, however their scores are not included in the final tally.

In support of the COVID-19 lockdown protocol whereby fewer people are to assemble, the permitted participation of associate judges has been put on hold for 2020. Associate judges (usually drawn from distinction graduates of the Michael Fridjhon Wine Judging Academy held in conjunction with the Graduate School of Business of the University of Cape Town) sit with each judging panel, participating in the tasting and the post-judging discussion, though their scores are not included in the final tally.