Top 100 SA Wine List Challenge studied, and stays close to, wine list competition governance both in SA and abroad. Awards, it appears, seldom tie back to a defined protocol. Communication and feedback, post the event, is scarce, if entered into at all. The published protocol and scoring template for Top 100 allows for absolute transparency. Post event communication is offered to aid restaurants to assist them with their own revue and training programmes. Judges for The Top 100 SA Wine List Challenge are separate from the business of Top 100. Judges have a professional responsibility to discharge, for which they are paid a professional fee. We are pleased to confirm that the Top 100 SA Wine List Challenge 2013 results will be independently audited. I.C. MacKay and Associates have been appointed to fulfill this function for 2013. This is a first in SA and Top 100 is pleased to again lead the way.