While Bruce regaled members of the Johannesburg Country Club at one of the club’s prestigious wine and dine events, Gerhard delighted the top clients of our namesake, Flagstone Financial Group, at the elegant Brio 1893 restaurant on Cape Town’s Adderly Street.
Flagstone charms patrons in Cape Town and Johannesburg
Our sense of smell is intricately developed and perhaps the most mysterious of all our senses. With a little training, some dedicated practice and the ease of patience our sense of smell can be refined to discern a whole recipe of aromas and ingredients.
Your Nose Knows
In conjunction with Harpers Wine and Spirits, 20 independent retailers, gastro pubs and restaurants in the UK will feature premium sector wines from South Africa, Bruce Jack will represent the Flagstone Estate.
Harpers Wine & Spirit to Raise Awareness of SA Wines
Part II of Bruce Jack's interview with Viini Tv discusses Flagstone's owners impact on Bruce's wine making. Bruce explains what goes into making Flagstone Free Run before Ilkka and Bruce taste the Sauvignon Blanc.
Viini Tv Interviews Bruce Jack : Part II
A very cool new video from Wines of South Africa, promoting the Sustainability Seal that is becoming a ubiquitous feature atop bottles of quality South African wine.
Wines of South Africa Sustainability Seal
Bruce and Flagstone will be teaming up with Nobu at the One & Only for a wine and dine evening on 1 September. Seven courses of the finest Japanese fusion cuisine will be served with Bruce handling the wine pairing. These will include Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno canapés on arrival and Steamed Japanese Halibut with Yamagobo Salsa as a main course.
Nobu Wine & Dine Evening @ The One & Only Cape Town, 1 September
Wines of South Africa (WOSA) have produced a 2 minute wine and soccer animated soccer video and we are more than happy to oblige their request to "show it on the website and blog about it."
Wines of South Africa Soccer Video
There are about 1440 minutes in a day, that’s the equivalent of 86 400 seconds in a day or more than a staggering 31.5 million seconds a year. Every year we bottle just under 30 million bottles of a South African wine, called Kumala, which is close to one every second. Our market share is growing every month, which terrifies my Quality Assurance Department, aka Ms Celeste Truter.
South African Wine On a Roll
We only have until tomorrow to offer concrete reasons for prospecting not to go ahead. Any valid reason (cultural heritage, job losses, environmental, loss of business if a farms’ production area is disturbed etc) is worth putting down.
Stop Mining in the Winelands
What makes us love the rugged Cape of Storms, her weather is both benevolent and fearsome, it provides as easily as it can destroy, it's part of who we are.
Wrinkles. Scare-etched by our southern sun into the faces of real fishermen, each millimetre representing another high-seas adventure thriller - around our Cape of Storms.
Kalk Bay Harbour Wall
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Your braai, and the wine served with it, should be worthy of the custodians of the oldest surviving human tradition. As a South African winemaker, your wine better stand up to that inheritance.
Posted on April 21 2006 by
Vintage is a battle, or more accurately, a very rough game; the best result of which can only be a draw. Nature will never let your ego triumph.
Early yesterday morning I drove up the N1 from my home in Cape Town turning northwards on the R44 at Wellington, a small town sheltering from the promise of heat in a depression at the foot of the Groenberg mountains.
Veraison Road Trip
Posted on February 17 2006 by
The quality is great. We have just unloaded our first batch of gorgeous Shannon Vineyard Pinot Noir from cool climate Elgin. The grower of these magnificent globes, James Downes, is a perfectionist. His vines look like they have been trimmed with nail clippers and the cover-crop between the vines looks like it was cut and combed by Bianca, my wife’s hairdresser.
Pinotage is a South African variety of grape. In 1925 Professor Perold of the University of Stellenbosch “invented” Pinotage by crossing Pinot Noir and a relatively obscure Rhone variety, Cinsault. While there is Pinotage grown elsewhere in the world the vast majority of vines are planted in South Africa.
Making Pinotage and Learning Humility