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