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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Vineyard Hotel: Cape Town’s Urban oasis

Vineyard Hotel exterior

Vineyard Hotel, a Cape Town gem.

Since the late-1700s Cape Town’s present-day Vineyard Hotel has been famous as a bucolic city escape for the lucky few. Originally the country house of Lady Anne Barnard, a society figure and one of the early diarists of the Cape colony, for over a century this idyllic hotel in the leafy suburb of Newlands has been a popular escape from the bustling city streets. Today the 207-roomed property looks out over a remarkable seven-acre garden with breathtaking views of…
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