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Big Easy Durban - Diamond for Diners Club Wine List Awards
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In only its second year of operation, Big Easy Durban, has been recognized by the Diners Club Winelist Awards and received its highest accolade, Diamond status, at the 2017 Diners Club Winelist Awards ceremony held on Monday, 31st July at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Umhlanga.

"We are extremely proud to have our carefully composed wine list recognized by respected members of the industry,” says Scott Morgan, Restaurant Manager. “A great deal of thought goes into our wine selection, to ensure that it complements our menu.”

The Diners Club Winelist Award winners fall into different categories: Diamond Status is the highest accolade and most coveted status with a total score of 91 percent or higher, followed by Platinum, Gold and Silver.

“Receiving Diamond Status, the highest accolade, at the Winelist Awards is a tremendous accomplishment for Big Easy Durban. Judging is done by experts in the hospitality and wine industry, so to achieve this award is high praise indeed,” says Cameron Townend, Food and Beverage Manager at Hilton Durban.

Judging criteria in the Diners Club Winelist Award includes content, balance, suitability and presentation. The judging panel was drawn from experts in the restaurant and wine field, reviewers, the media, chefs and members of the South African Sommeliers Association.

The Big Easy Winebar & Grill, 12 - 14 Walnut Road, Durban is a place to relax, meet friends and enjoy some of life’s extravagances. The Wine Bar, offers an expansive selection of South African premier wines along with fine whiskies, craft beers and some of the world’s choicest cigars. Diners can enjoy Durban’s balmy weather out on the Terrace or opt for the private dining room. The menu consists of a range of outstanding fare, either fresh off the grill, tasty comfort food or signature dishes, all fulfilling a lifestyle experience in the essence of Golf Icon, Ernie Els.


Tel: +27.218813588   Fax: +27.218813688   Email: info@ernieelswines.com  
Annandale Road (R44) P.O. Box 7595, Stellenbosch, 7599, South Africa
Ernie Els Wines (Pty) Ltd      2004/008991/07
Proprietor: E. Els & H. Von Staff-Reitzenstein - Directors: S. Makin, E. Oblowitz, M. Sander, L. Strydom, H. Von Staff-Reitzenstein, J. Von Staff-Reitzenstein