John Fraser hosts another podcast, which explores the opportunities and challenges of marketing SA wines around the world. He is joined by Malcolm MacDonald from Clientele, Gumtree’s Jeff Osborne, and top economist Mike Schussler.
They also sniff and slurp two red wines from the Lanzerac Estate in Stellenbosch – the Merlot and the Pinotage.
Legendary food and wine expert Michael Olivier has sourced another pair of Cape wines to delight and excite the palate. They are the Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2015 and the 2014 Spier Creative Block Number 3.
John Fraser has donned his leathers, unfurled his whip (or is it a Spier?) and us determined to keep order with the Jo’burg studio panel – Cape Wine Master Debi van Flymen from Grapslave, Philippa Rodseth from the Manufacturing Circle, manager and chef from Alfie’s pizzeria Nicky Geerts and Clientele’s Malcolm MacDonald.
Is house wine horrible? It can be. But we try two house wines which are really enjoyable. They come from Alfie’s Pizzeria in Pretoria, which done a great job at sourcing the wines, and they were brought to the tasting by Nicky Geerts, who manages the restaurant.
The first we glugged was the Sara, a Savignon Blanc from the Gabrielskloof Wine Estate: the second is a 2014 Shiraz, the Valentina. Michael Olivier presented the wines.
Other tasters are Philippa Rodseth from the Manufacturing Circle, Cape Wine Master Debi van Flymen from Grapeslave, and Clientele’s Malcolm MacDonald.
We are back with another podcast, with a visit to the ever-popular Fairview Estate. The always fair and never fierce Michael Olivier introduces the 2016 Darling Sauvignon Blanc and the 2014 Shiraz.
John Fraser is in charge of the Jo’burg rabble, who are Cape Wine Master Debi van Flymen from Grapeslave, Nicky Geerts from Pretoria’s Alfie’s Pizzeria and Deli, the Voice of Manufacturing Philippa Rodseth from the Manufacturing Circle and technical wizz Malcolm MacDonald from Clientele, who also hosted the tasting.
Wine wizard Michael Olivier presents a pair from Joostenberg to our tasting panel. These are the Agteros Chenin Blanc 2015 and Klippe Kou Syrah 2013. There is also a discussion on how to educate yourself on wines – where to get advice, information and a few tasting samples.
The tasting panel are brazen brander Jeremy Sampson, superstar economist Mike Schussler and IT expert Malcolm MacDonald.