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Try Your Hand at Wine Writing for the Du Toitskloof Wine Writer of the Year Competition

Love Your WineDo you love wine? Do you, like Love Your Wine: Get to grips with what you are drinking author Cathy Marston, love to write about the wines you love? Well, then this is your chance.

The Du Toitskloof Wine Writer of the Year competition is inviting wine writers and bloggers to enter. Entrants need to submit an original, unpublished article of between 1 500 and 2 000 words by 30 September 2015. The writer of the winning article will receive a prize of R30 000.

For this year’s competition, entrants need to write an “opinion article predicting what the South African wine industry will look like 20 years from now”.

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One of the features of today’s wine industry is an awareness of the vast changes that have taken place over the past two decades. With this in mind, for the 2015 wine writing competition we would like to see entrants predicting what they deem to be an industry scenario for 2035.

Over the past 20 years, change has been one of the major features of the South African wine industry. Exports have increased. The number of wineries and brands have grown beyond belief. Certain grape varieties and wine styles have fallen out of fashion, replaced by the new. Bulk wine has become a major force. Overall, exciting times.

With this in mind, we invite entrants in the 2015 wine writing competition to peer 20 years into the future and predict what the wine industry will look like in 2035.

There are no restrictions as to the feature(s) you wish to discuss. This is a chance to let your imagination run free, using your experience and knowledge of the changes the industry has undergone since 1995 – and hopefully have a bit of fun painting picture of the future as you see it.

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