11 episodes

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.

    Chenin Symposium with Bruwer Raats and Vincent & Tania Carême

    Chenin Symposium with Bruwer Raats and Vincent & Tania Carême

    Renowned Chenin Blanc focused winemakers and proprietors, Bruwer Raats and Vincent & Tania Carême deep dive into the varietal. Joining us in conversation is Cape Classics CEO, Robert Bradshaw.
    Editing Credit: Hannah Tobias

    • 53 min
    Holiday Special 2021: Optimism for 2022

    Holiday Special 2021: Optimism for 2022

    Cape Classics' South African and French winemakers take a moment to share what they are most looking forward to in the new year. Joining us in conversation is Cape Classics CEO, Robert Bradshaw.
    Editing Credit: Hannah Tobias
    Music credit: This episode uses five songs by Poddington Bear ("Flutterbee", "Blossoming", "Warbled Reflection", "Window Shopping", "Steppin' In"), sourced from Free Music Archive (freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear) under a CC BY-NC 3.0 license.

    • 13 min
    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

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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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