Prescient Chardonnay Report 2019

The ninth annual Prescient Chardonnay Report was released on October 15th, 2019. There were 93 entries from 65 producers and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.

The winners from our portfolio that were placed in the Top 10 are:

De Grendel Op die Berg Chardonnay 2018 – 95

Delaire Graff Banghoek Reserve Chardonnay 2018 – 94

Paul Cluver Estate Chardonnay 2017 – 94

Simonsig Chardonnay 2017 – 93

Veritas Awards 2019

The Veritas Awards are one of the most prestigious competitions in South Africa and is recognised as an authoritative indication of excellence and quality. There were 1 491 entries in total with 76 double gold medals awarded.

The 29th annual results have been announced. Below are the winners from our portfolio:

Chardonnay: De Grendel Op die Berg 2018, De Wetshof Bon Vallon 2018 & Delaire Graff Banghoek Reserve 2018. Chenin Blanc: Simonsig Chenin Avec Chêne 2015. Pinotage: Simonsig Redhill 2014 and 2017. Red blends: Simonsig Tiara 2015. Sauvignon Blanc: Diemersdal Winter Ferment 2019.

Six Nations Wine Challenge 2019

The results of the Six Nations Wine Challenge 2019 between Australia, Canada, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA have been announced.

There are six judges, one from each participating country with Michael Fridjhon representing South Africa. A trophy is awarded for the top scoring wine in each class.

The winners from our portfolio include Cederberg Ghost Corner (Sauvignon Blanc Trophy), Delaire Graff Estate, Tokara, Diemersdal Estate, Paul Cluver Wines (SA Runners Up Double Gold), Delaire Graff Estate and Leopard’s Leap (SA Double Gold). Click on the link below to view all results.

Be like Tilanie Williams. Work for us.

Tilanie is an On Consumption Sales Consultant based at our offices in Cape Town. She joined Meridian in 2016 in our Off Consumption team at our offices in Johannesburg.

“I have been with Meridian just over three years now. In March 2019, I received a great opportunity to join the On Consumption team at our offices in Cape Town. Every day, I learn something new and have had some of the best experiences while working here so far. I am a strong believer in treating everyone with respect and love and therefore admire Meridian’s values very much.”

PMR Diamond Arrow 2019 Award

We are best overall Distributor & Marketer for the 7th year in a row!

Meridian and Cool Wines have been rated first overall in the category of Distributors & Marketers – Wine, Spirits and other alcoholic beverages, with a PMR Diamond Arrow Award for the 7th consecutive year.

“This award is greatly welcomed by all of us at Meridian and Cool Wines as it is rated by our customers,” says our Managing Director, Shane Allchin.