International Judge: Christian Eedes

Proudly sponsored by: Saint Martin

We welcome Christian Eedes from South Africa to join our judging panel this year. Wine judge, editor of, and writer and wine consultant.

Christian explains “After graduating from Stellenbosch University with a BA Honours in philosophy, I joined Wine magazine in 2000 and served as editor between May 2008 and December 2009. I have completed a wine evaluation course and a small-scale winemaking course under the auspices of the Department of Viticulture and Oenology at Stellenbosch University. I have been a judge at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show since 2007. Since embarking on a freelance career in March 2010, I taste for Platter’s South African Wine Guide. I have been involved in judging at the Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 Competition since its inception in 2007, chairing the panel since 2008.”