by Edith Hancock
We caught up with one of our all-time favourite winemakers this week, South Africa’s Bruce Jack, who hosted a dinner for his friends in (and out) of the trade at Vinoteca in Farringdon. Bruce introduced each of his wines, from his spicy There Are Still Mysteries Pinot Noir and his sour-cherry laced Gift Horse Barbera to his Moveable Feast red blend, with a story that took guests on a journey from Hemingway’s Paris to Odysseus’ bedroom.
He also revealed during the dinner that he plays the bagpipes to his maturing wines at his Overberg estate The Drift Farm as he believes the energy from the sound waves improves their evolution.
Keen to serve guests an authentic South African feast, Bruce flew over South African MasterChef judge Peter Goffe-Wood especially for the dinner. Among the delights, he served us were venison tartare, perfectly pink ribeye and an exquisite savoury dessert featuring golden beetroot, goat’s cheese, hazelnuts and honeycomb.
Published in The Drinks Business