Chief Winemaker Bruce Jack
A Capetonian whose curiosity and palate has taken him the length and breadth of the globe. Bruce completed his undergrad in Political Science and Literature at UCT and then read his Masters in Literature at St Andrew’s in Scotland. His subsequent winemaking degree came from the Roseworthy Campus at the University of Adelaide, Australia. Bruce is a pioneer, and in many respects a maverick, and what he brings to winemaking is an articulate opinion about his greatest passion.
Food Alchemist & Kitchen Cowboy Peter Goffe-Wood
Peter is on the judging panel for the San Pellegrino 50 Best Restaurants in the World, as well as the Diners Club Wine list of the year. Born in London, he trained in South Africa and returned to work with some of Britain's top chefs in several award-winning London restaurants.
Back in South Africa, he helped to open the La Couronne Hotel & Winery (now Mont Rochelle) in Franschhoek. Conde Nast Traveller named it as one of the fifty most exciting restaurants in the world.
Peter has worked to develop some of the Cape’s best and busiest restaurants, including Blues, 95 Keerom Str, Balducci’s & Salt. GQ magazine took him on as food editor for eight years and he is a regular contributor to Men’s Health. Peter is author of Kitchen Cowboys and Blues Restaurant – the essence of Cape Town.
He featured alongside Ainsley Harriot on BBC Food’s Off the Menu and now appears as a judge on MasterChef SA.
Editor Andrew Arnott
Andrew studied Literature and Sociology at UCT before setting off on a global trek that saw him working under the seas of the Caribbean, on the snow covered slopes of the Canadian Rockies and writing for a variety of financial and travel institutions. Now at home in Cape Town, Andrew’s passions for wine and writing are married on this blog.
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Adams & Adams Wineland Seminar Posted on July 28 2016 by
This year’s Adams & Adams WineLand Seminar puts the spotlight on innovation and more specifically the creative mindsets and technologies that could rattle the cage and shape the future of the wine industry.
When:8:00 – 15:00 l 22 September 2016 (Closing date for bookings 9 September 2016)
Where: Spier Wine Estate
Why: “Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity.” - American economist and educator Michael Porter
Cost:R550 per person
To book your seat visit: Wineland
Industry experts lead two panel discussions about rethinking wine production and marketing.
Director of the Institute for Futures Research at the University of Stellenbosch, DR MORNE MOSTERT, is an international specialist in the development of thinking for leaders and advises globally on strategic decision-making. He will investigate innovation as a means of influencing the industry’s road to vintage 2030.
Internationally renowned keynote speaker DOUGLAS KRUGER is passionate about creating proactive leaders and debunking outdated ideas. A hardcore advocate of personal discipline and committed crusader against a victimhood-mentality, his forte is dismantling self-imposed rules that can hamstring organisations.
Revolutionising an ancient drink: Wine production panel discussion
Conrad Schutte (Chair) – VinPro
Johan Wiese – Voorgroenberg
Trizanne Barnard – Trizanne Signature wines
Bruce Jack – Accolade
Dr Adriaan Oelofse – Winetech
Rethinking wine sales: Trade panel discussion
Carlen Wahl (Chair) – Platform 5
Jean Sloane – Ocean Basket
Michelle Smith – Pick n Pay
David Cope – Publik Wine Bar
Jac Marais – Adams & Adams
Innovating towards vintage 2030
Dr Morne Mostert – Stellenbosch University Institute for Futures Research
Be the brand that leads the way
Douglas Kruger – International speaker and author