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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Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2015 Posted on September 25 2015 by
Flagstone Writer's Block 2013 picks up the only platinum medal for Pinotage at the 2015 Michelangelo Wine Awards
The Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards was established in 1997 as the only international wine competition in South Africa.The competition is unique in South Africa, in that all judges are hand-picked wine experts, representing all seven continents around the globe.
Flagstone's Writer's Block Pinotage has picked up Gold and Grand D’or Medals in previous Michelangelo competitions, this year's Platinum Medal is this varietals pinnacle for this competition. If you haven't stocked up on Writer's Block, hurry, the stock is limited.
Flagstone wines to pick up medals in the 2015 competition are:
Flagstone Writers Block Pinotage 2013- Platinum
Flagstone Dragon Tree 2013 - Silver
Flagstone Dark Horse Shiraz 2013 - Silver
Flagstone Free Run Sauvignon Blanc 2014 - Silver
Flagstone Music Room Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 - Silver