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Viini Tv Interviews Bruce Jack : Part II Posted on June 11 2011 by
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.
Bruce Jack talks about Constellation Wines and the purchase of Flagstone. Constellation's approach to wine allowed Bruce to continue his wine making unabated. Constellation Wines had a significant impact on the wine industry from employee to product, working for them offered Bruce an incredible opportunity to impress quality change in the industry. Earlier this year, CHAMP private equity bought Constellation Wines South Africa and Flagstone's parent company is now called Accolade Wines South Africa.
Ilkka and Bruce sample Free Run Sauvignon Blanc, produced from grapes grown on the very southern tip of Africa. South Africa's varying micro climate produces a wonderful array of Sauvignon Blanc, and when, as a wine maker, one starts to blend these varieties, a new level of complexity is born. One complex enough to associate itself with ice hockey?