Why The Agulhas Triangle is Special in the World of Wine Geology, Climate and Happenstance Geology and Climate Around 330 million years ago various continents found themselves in God's mosh pit of geology. The headbanging band raging on heaven’s stage was called “Plate Tectonics” (Previously known as “Continental Drift”) and was renowned for throwing up massive mountains and magically creating a treasure trove of minerals - most prosaic of which (gold and diamonds) would end up helping to build European cities like Edinburgh and London, etc... It was a gig to remember. By the time South America, Australia, India, Madagascar [...]
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.