Cape Epic 2017 Done, Dusted and in the Bag

The sun wasn’t going to go down on Epic 2017 that easily. At 85km, the final stage from Oak Valley in Elgin to the luxurious manicured lawns of Val de Vie in Paarl might have looked like a trot.


Home-Ground Advantage as the Guys hit Wildekrans

It was Braam’s day. Stage 4 was a beast – 112km with 2 150m of climbing between the town of Greyton and Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin. But along the way the Epic riders crossed Wildekrans Wine Estate, the place Braam calls home.


Epic Refuelling with Wine and Duck

Four days into the Cape Epic, and it was time for some Porra Power.


Epic Refuelling With Wine And Duck

Four days into the Cape Epic, and it was time for some Porra Power. Jacques Wentzel and Braam Gericke, the two winemaker-riders from Black Elephant Vintners and Wildekrans Estate respectively, finishe


Cape Epic Stage Two, and it’s all About Teamwork

It’s after Stage Two, and Braam Gericke says he’s looking like I lizard. “One of those koggelmanders stretched out in a swimming pool, beer in hand,” he says.


Cape Epic Stage One, and the Heat is On, On and On

Welcome to the Epic. “It does not get much tougher than this,” said Jacques Wentzel after Stage One, a 101km pedal around the jarred, steep and rugged terrain surrounding the coastal town of Hermanus.


An Epic Week with Amorim and Two Tough Winemakers

And they’re off. Winemakers Jacques Wentzel from Black Elephant Vintners and Braam Gericke from Wildekrans Wine Estate began their second Absa Cape Epic, known as the Tour de France of mountain-biking, with Sunday’s 27km Prologue at Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville.


Real Cork Is Fighting Back Against Screwcaps

When divers salvaged 162 bottles of champagne from a shipwreck at the bottom of the Baltic Sea in 2010, taking a sip when they reached the surface, they were surprised to discover how well the bubbly had aged after almost two centuries under water.


Amorim Cork boosts upskilling of CWG Protégés

Photo caption: From left to right Morgan Steyn, Joaquim Sa (Managing Director of Amorim Cork  South Africa) Gynore Fredericks.


Portraits of famous writers tell a story of wine corks

Wine corks are not something to be discarded, or dismissed as unimportant, not to artist Scott Gundersen, or to those who make a living from producing wine stoppers from cork.

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