Cathy Van Zyl MW

Cathy Van Zyl MW

Date an MW: 2005
Based in: South Africa
Profession: Author & Journalist

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Biography

Cathy started her wine journey on a bicycle: she asked her husband to ride South Africa's famed Argus Cycle Tour with her; he accepted if she attended a wine course with him. She has since notched up more than 21 Cycle Tours and - in 2005 - passed the Master of Wine examination. Cathy judges locally and internationally, occasionally contributes to wine journals and websites around the world, has signed on as the South African correspondent to the Le Grand Tasting app by Bettane+Desseauve, but spends most of her wine-time as associate editor of the Platter's South African Wine Guide. She also runs a small public relations company specialising in the advertising and general business fields to 'fund' her wine activities.