Arniston Bay winemaker, Abraham de Villiers
A pack shot of the Arniston Bay Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Arniston Bay flying high with SAA
17 November 2008 by the company of wine people
The newly launched Arniston Bay Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2008 has been chosen for the 2009 South African Airways On Board Wine List, and the 750ml bottle will now be served on all their African and international flights, including their airport lounges, during 2009.
The wine - which won a gold medal at the esteemed Veritas Awards and bronze at the International Wine & Spirit Competition earlier this year - has delicious cut grass and green pea aromas, great typical Sauvignon Blanc characteristics on the palate and a crisp finish.
South African brand and business development at the company of wine peopleTM, Johan Erasmus, said: "It is always an enormous honour to have our wines chosen by the panel and we are very proud of our continued relationship with SAA. Arniston Bay continues to impress with its consistent quality."
The competition is judged by a panel comprising 12 renowned local and international wine experts, and wines receiving the highest scores after a rigorous two-and-a-half-day tasting process are chosen to be served on all SAA's flights. More than 900 wines were entered for the selection process.
With the exception of Champagne, SAA only buys and serves locally produced wines aboard its flights and in their lounges.
About Arniston Bay
Escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and head for the tranquility of Arniston Bay - an unspoilt coastline that's synonymous with a care-free lifestyle - simply by filling your glass with the fresh, crisp wine. Inspired by the sunny skies and pristine beaches of the quaint fishing village from which it derives its name, this unpretentious wine is ideal for those carefree, alfresco dining or easy drinking wine occasions - anywhere, anytime.
Arniston Bay is one of the best-selling international brands in the United Kingdom, the Far East and parts of Europe. The range, available in a variety of packaging alternatives, has a multitude of offerings ranging from easy-drinking entry level wines to more sophisticated wines for discerning palates. It is the recipient of many local and international awards and is consistently one of the top selling wines in the UK. Visit for more details.
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