By John Fraser
The intrepid podcast gluggers are back, this time tasting a sweet wine from Canada: the Sawmill Creek Icewine.
Preparing for the adventure are esteemed economist Mike Schussler, iconic broadcaster Cobus Bester, airline boss Glenn Orsmond, IT superstar Malcolm MacDonald and food and wine legend Michael Olivier.
As I mentiioned when I posted our last podcast, I am putting these out, painfully aware that Mike Schussler lost his battle against cancer. This recording session was the last time I saw him, as it fell between his spells in hospital.
Mike was a superb economist, with a magical talent for looking at numbers and interpreting them in an easily understandable way. But he was more than that. He was a generous, kind, thoughtful and lovable person, and one of the very best people with whom to enjoy a long, liquid lunch.
This set of podcasts is a tribute to Mike, to whom we all raise a glass. He is sorely missed.
Glen Orsmond had his own challenges when airlines Kulula and the regional British Airways collapsed, after his efforts to find new funding had failed.
However, these were happier times, and we celebrate the time we spent together.
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