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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Viini Tv Interviews Bruce Jack : Part III Posted on June 10 2011 by
Viini Tv's Iikka and Flagstone's Bruce Jack sample and discuss South Africa's signature wine, Pinotage and sample Flagstone's Writer's Block.
In Part 3 Bruce suggests that wines might be judged according to a few more intrinsic factors like 'Yum' factor and how the wine actually affects your mood, conversation and evening. A holistic measure we've perhaps forgotten in the West.
The pair discuss Flagstone's Pinotage, Writer's Block. The ever debated South African signature wine is a delight for some and a unpalatable for others. Bruce explains the often unfair treatment dished out to Pinotage is not the fault of the grape but of a poor wine. Consumers tend to blame the fruit rather than the wine maker.