Q&A with Miguel Chan

Miguel Chan

The 2016 SAA onboard wine listing selection was recently announced and Sawubona caught up with Miguel Chan, Tsogo Sun Group sommelier and chair of the tasting panel, for the lowdown:

How does the wine selection process for the 2016 wine listing work?

The selection process was carried out entirely blind, as with previous years, with each panel having a chairperson based on their experienced and affinity with the category. The only information the judges were provided were the class tasted, style and vintage.

The panel of local and international judges complemented each other with their various…
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Gallery: 2016 SAA Onboard Wine Listing Selection

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South African Airways (SAA) recently announced their 2016 SAA Onboard Wine Listing Selection at a glamorous event held at Southern Sun The Cullinan, in Cape Town.

The event – which was MC’d by television personality, Lorna Maseko – was well-attended by SAA staff and foodies alike. Guests included celebrity chef Benny Masekwameng, Head of Marketing for SAA, Kim Thipe, and SAWUBONA editor, Ingrid Wood.

Traditionally, SAA selects 24 white and 24 red wines from submissions to be served on their flights and in Business Class lounges. The wines are scored by independent…
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South African Airways (SAA) celebrates 30 years of offering the best South African wines on board

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South African flag carrier, South African Airways (SAA) celebrates the 30th year of offering the best South African wines on board with the announcement of the winners of the 2016 wine listing.

SAA started the rigorous wine selection process in October 2015.

“Wine makers from across the country participated in the process and we have received a considerable number of entries as in previous years. The SAA wine selection process, now in its 30th year, is an eagerly anticipated event on our annual calendar.

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