One of the more pleasurable spin-offs of last week’s vertical tastings at Muratie was the chance to sit next to Dave March CWM (below). Dave is a new voice in the local wine choir and his Cape Wine Master dissertation deals with wine investment in SA. This WSET diploma graduate has everything: chatty, witty and evidently a good taster, yet he keeps banging his head against the glass ceiling carefully fashioned by previous generations of tasters intent on protecting their own turf. Rather than import jaded has-beens and never-was’s to select wine for the annual Nederburg Auction or go through the motions at Top 100 SA Wines, the Trophy Wine Show, and so on and so forth, organizers wishing to cut costs and shrink their carbon footprint to smaller than the bound feet of a medieval Japanese babe, should contact Dave.
For wannabe tasters in Dave’s position, the Concours Mondial, which kicks off in two weeks in Bratislava, is hiring:
“You are a ‘candidate’ taster? Concerned about improving the representativeness of our jury, we’re open to new proposals. If you live 365 days a year for wine and you are interested in taking part in the next Concours Mondial, please send your CV and your motivations to Julie Guillot (‘Contact’ menu of this website).
With kind regards, The team Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.”