ZA Confidential podcast: Stellenrust Cabernet Franc

A luvverly Cape red

By John Fraser

The revered wine tasting podcast is back, with the team glugging another Cape red: the Stellenrust Cabernet Franc.

Once again Michael Olivier introduces the wine to our superstar panel of economist Mike Schussler, airline executive Glenn Orsmond, IT genius Malcolm MacDonald and journalist Cobus Bester.

There is also a discussion on the importance of a good house wine, and a chat about getting properly fed and watered on an air trip.

As I have mentioned throughout this batch of podcasts, of which this is the final edition, I am putting these out some months after Mike Schussler lost his battle against cancer. This recording session was the last time I saw him.

Mike was a brilliant economist, with a magical talent for looking at numbers and interpreting them in an easily understandable way. But he was much more than that. He was a generous, kind, thoughtful and lovable person, and one of the very finest people with whom to enjoy a long, lingering, liquid lunch.

These podcasts are a tribute to Mike, to whom we all raise a glass. He was as great company as always – and 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, and the wines we explored.

Click below to listen in to the chat:

Meanwhile, it is not too late to seek out Michael Olivier’s latest cookbook, which is a wonderful celebration of South African cuisine:

An excellent choice for any time of the year

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