Allan Mullins will head up the panel of judges for the 2019 competition, accompanied by a talented team of industry and wine professionals.
Allan Mullins, Chair of the Panel
Allan Mullins is somewhat of a legend in the wine industry and has garnered much respect for his knowledge of wine and spirits. He has been called "the most influential personality in South African wine" (Grape Magazine) and has been rated as having "a razor-sharp palate, sharper than any knife in Gordon Ramsay's kitchen" (Neil Pendock, wine writer). Apart from being the wine wizard at Woolworths (SA) Wine Department for the last 23 years he has been involved in every aspect of wine in South Africa. He is highly respected as a judge, a writer, a tasting presenter and a wine lecturer, and his reputation extends internationally.