Team Africa is delighted to announce that it has been able to secure an entry into the prestigious Le Mans weekend. Greg Mills will be sharing a twin-turbo Bentley GT3 with the former F1 driver and Le Mans veteran Jan Lammers, who famously won the 24-hour race in 1988 for Jaguar, and has finished in nearly every one of the top-ten places in his distinguished career, certainly a good person to have on your side. As with Team Africa’s previous foreign forays, the team is reliant on a South African and Kenyan crew under the captaincy of former African rally champion [...]
One week to go … explore the wine workshops – Sabrage, Salt and French Champagne! Press release published by Juliet Cullinan 28 May 2019 A celebration of wine magnificence, Summer Place in Sandton becomes the meeting point of creators and collectors for the 29th Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival on 4 & 5 June. Sponsored by Standard bank for 19 years, the event is regarded as the most prestigious wine showcase in South Africa, set apart by its outstanding level of wines and wineries from several vintages and regions. It’s big enough to offer an interesting array of wines, yet [...]
Bruce Jack and Marlize Beyers, winemaker at The Drift Estate, toast to a lively 2019 harvest It’s the bitterly cold February of 1819. A Burgundian farmer called Jacques rubs his gloved hands together and walks briskly into the freezing wind. His woollen scarf covers his generous nose, smelling comfortingly of wood smoke. Once in his favourite Pinot Noir vineyard he cuts canes from pre-marked vines. These were selected during the previous growing season for their strength and balanced internode length. They will become the vines of a new vineyard he plants in the field alongside, just over the snow-covered country lane. [...]
This is the first episode from the 'Not the winemaker' podcast series on Listen to your Grapes. Bruce Jack will introduce you to a multitude of fascinating people connected to the world of wine. None of them, however, are winemakers. First to the starting line is, local CapeTalk radio host, John Maytham. Content hosted by iono.fm
Touch HD presents Toast with Carrie. Carrie Adams chats to, our very own, Bruce Jack in this podcast. Content hosted by iono.fm According to Carrie, he is one of the most engaging characters in the global wine trade. His farm produces a complex and delicious Pinot Noir made from a single vineyard in a pocket of the Overberg.
Photo credit: Ora Laubscher Translated from original article by Ora Laubscher, published in the Gazette 5 February 2019 “I lovingly attend to this garden and am so happy to see that the people passing by always have something nice to say and are really interested in it,” says gardener Saul Swart. Protea Primary in Napier is on of the few schools in the region that can still boast a sustainable vegetable garden on the school grounds. According to Saul, the vegetable garden project was launched about a year ago with the support of The Drift, an estate outside Napier. Comparing [...]