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The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show ( 耆卫杯葡萄酒竞赛 ) 是南非首屈一指的葡萄酒竞赛,它的目的主要是为了评选最优秀的南非葡萄酒,也是对酿酒师技术和成就的认可,更是对卓越葡萄酒行业的尊重。

The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

成立于2002年,该竞赛的赞助商Old Mutual(耆卫公司-1845年成立于南非好望角,现在是全球500强的金融公司,全球保险行业中排第32名)认为评选本国顶级葡萄酒然后将竞赛结果向广大葡萄酒爱好者公开的过程是非常有意义的。识别未来价值是耆卫公司在本地和国际业务投资方面的一个关键组成部分,因此该葡萄酒大赛的评委在每年筛选1000多种葡萄的过程中与该国的金融服务集团产生共鸣。为了耆卫公司对大赛评比过程的重要性及严谨性,每年都会带上顶尖的佳酿在全国八大城市约2500名葡萄酒爱好者面前进行路演。


裁判团自成立以来一直由葡萄酒权威机构的Michael Fridjhon担任主席。还有三名国际裁判和六名地方裁判组成,涉及了广泛的葡萄酒专业知识。

该大赛还设有一个副评委会,由来自新兴的南非酿酒、葡萄酒营销和葡萄酒写作人才组成,他们通过葡萄酒评审学院(wine judgment Academy)和开普敦大学(University of Cape Town)商学院(University of Cape Town ‘s Graduate School of Business)联合办学,获得了资格。副评委会的参与确保了耆卫杯葡萄酒竞赛是在最严格的环境中进行的。每次评选过程,都会有一个不同的副评委和评委坐在一起。副评委的评判结果也会被纳入评判结果。

活动合作伙伴有美国运通(American Express)、格兰德罗氏酒店(Grande Roche Hotel)、雀巢Pure Life、Makro、Miele和Riedel等享有部分奖杯的冠名权。


Michael Fridjhon
Michael Fridjhon竞赛主席
Chairman of the judges at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Author, co-author and contributor to a number of wine books including The Oxford Companion to Wine, The Global Wine Encyclopaedia, and Platter’s South African Wine Guide. Recipient of the Chevalier de l’Ordre du Merite Agricole (France). Judge at numerous competitions including the Australian National Wine Show, the Six Nations Wine Challenge (Australia) as well as benchmark tastings in France, the United States, Chile and South Africa. First international co-chairman of the International Wine Challenge (2007). Visiting Professor of Wine Business at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business and head of the Wine Judging Academy run in association with the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business. Winner of the Louis Roederer International Wine Columnist of the Year award (2012).


Charles Chevallier (France)
Charles Chevallier (France)国际评委
Until his retirement in 2016, director of properties, viticulture, oenology and public relations for the Domaines Barons de Rothschild Lafite group and now its group ambassador and senior advisor. He was born in 1953 to a wine-producing family with estates in Muscat de Lunel and Côteaux de Languedoc. A graduate in Agricultural Science at the University of Toulouse (PURPAN), he has lived in Bordeaux since 1973 when he was appointed as a trainee at Château La Tour de By. After a three year tenure as technical advisor to the Cooperatives of the Loire for Côteaux du Layon and Saumur, he joined Domaines Barons de Rothschild in 1983. After working at Château Rieussec in Sauternes, he was appointed the technical director and estate manager for Château Lafite Rothschild – the leading First Growth estate of the Medoc in the 1855 Bordeaux classification – as well as the other Rothschild properties (Duhart Milon in Pauillac, Evangile in Pomerol, Rieussec in Sauternes, Aussieres in Corbieres).
Debra Meiburg MW (Hong Kong)
Debra Meiburg MW (Hong Kong)国际评委
A Hong Kong resident for nearly 30 years, Master of Wine Debra Meiburg is an award-winning author, journalist, TV personality, international speaker, and is widely considered the global authority on the Asian wine market. She is founding director MWM Wine School, by Debra Meiburg MW; Meiburg Wine Media, Asia’s leading wine marketing and events agency and education provider, and the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition, the world’s first truly pan-Asian wine competition. Her other key roles include wine consultant for Cathay Pacific Airways and Cathay Dragon, and Chair of the Education Committee for the Institute of Masters of Wine. Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show judge in 2011.
Isa Bal MS (United Kingdom)
Isa Bal MS (United Kingdom)国际评委
Turkish-born Isa Bal is a Master Sommelier and the former Head Sommelier at The Fat Duck in Berkshire, a 3-starred Michelin restaurant owned by celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal, where he worked for 13 years. Started his wine career in 1999 as a commis sommelier at the Vineyard at Stockcross near Newbury, has competed and judged in several competitions and won the Best Sommelier of Europe title in 2008. Currently focuses on consultancy contracts and is a member of the board of The Court of Master Sommeliers.