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Behind every farm, winemaker, bottle and grape lies an untold story. This is Behind the Bottle, a podcast by Cape Classics, a South African and French wine importer founded in 1992. We are committed to discovering and sharing these tales.

Behind the Bottle Cape Classics

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings

Behind every farm, winemaker, bottle and grape lies an untold story. This is Behind the Bottle, a podcast by Cape Classics, a South African and French wine importer founded in 1992. We are committed to discovering and sharing these tales.

    Holiday Special 2020: Why Great Wine Still Matters

    Holiday Special 2020: Why Great Wine Still Matters

    For our holiday episode, we invited our South African and French winemakers to reflect on the unprecedented circumstances of 2020, silver linings, and reasons to look forward to the upcoming new year. Joining us in conversation is Cape Classics CEO, Robert Bradshaw.

    Music credit: This episode uses three songs by Poddington Bear ("Steps Light", "Touch", "Window Shopping"), sourced from Free Music Archive (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear) under a CC BY-NC 3.0 license.

    • 20 min
    From Family to Community: Peter de Wet on Excelsior's Journey

    From Family to Community: Peter de Wet on Excelsior's Journey

    Peter de Wet, the 5th generation of Excelsior Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa chats history, winemaking, sustainability and community in this episode which was recorded at the winery. Excelsior crafts South Africa's biggest selling Cabernet Sauvignon meticulously as they work to improve the soil for future generations and make a difference in the lives of their workers.

    • 22 min
    Nicolas Bureau on Glenelly: 200 Years in the Making

    Nicolas Bureau on Glenelly: 200 Years in the Making

    Nicolas Bureau, Glenelly's Export Director and Proprietor May-Eliane de Lencquesaing's grandson, shares the background on his family and the farm, which is situated in Stellenbosch, South Africa, but whose story begins over 200 years ago in France.

    • 20 min
    Vincent & Tania Carême: From Vouvray to Swartland

    Vincent & Tania Carême: From Vouvray to Swartland

    This episode features a rare chat with one of the most acclaimed winemakers in the Loire Valley, Vincent Carême, along with his wife and partner, Tania. Leaders in organic farming, the Carêmes produce wine at Domaine Vincent Carême in Vouvray and at Terre Brûlée in Swartland South Africa.

    • 25 min
    The Road to the Rhône & Languedoc with Robert Bradshaw

    The Road to the Rhône & Languedoc with Robert Bradshaw

    Robert Bradshaw, Cape Classics President & COO, shares his journey and rationale behind the importer’s largest launch ever, which comprises two of regions, the Rhône & Languedoc.

    • 22 min
    Behind the Music at DeMorgenzon with Carl Van der Merwe

    Behind the Music at DeMorgenzon with Carl Van der Merwe

    Winemaker Carl Van der Merwe tells DeMorgenzon’s story, sharing his winemaking philosophy and revealing why music is played to the vines.

    • 20 min

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Well Done

Well done by Cape Classics. This import company is always innovative and fearless in expanding endeavors. Looking forward to hearing more.

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