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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. Tired, a bit of pain in the muscles, but all fine and happy to be into the business stage of this year’s Cape Epic. It is the second Epic Braam is riding in partnership with Jacques Wentzel.
[caption id="attachment_1638" align="alignright" width="450"] Stage One and 101km done. Well done, guys.[/caption] 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.

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. Team Jacques and Braam...

The Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme, of which Amorim is a partner is a unique, mentorship programme giving talented young protégés the opportunity to rub shoulders with giants in the industry while being developed and empowered to become future winemakers and viticulturists of excellence. So who...

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[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] The South African wine harvest for 2017 is well underway. As any wine maker or viticulturist will say, it is impossible to predict the quality of the wines of a certain vintage from this early stage – especially...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Amorim Cork Composites supplies state-of-the-art solutions for the transport sector, breakthrough applications for the construction industry, advanced components for spacecraft and an unrivalled portfolio of design products for the home and office, amongst many other applications. Incorporating cutting edge...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_single_image image="97" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Amorim has achieved a major technological breakthrough to become the world’s first cork producer to deliver natural cork stoppers to winemakers in six countries with a non-detectable TCA guarantee*, using cutting-edge technology that has not...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_single_image image="88" img_size="full" alignment="center" style="vc_box_shadow_3d" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]Article first published on Wine.co.za The Paarl wine region brought the sparkle to this year’s Cap Classique Challenge with Anura Vineyards’ MCC Brut 2011 winning the award for Best Producer as well as coming...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] This week we, in association with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), are motivating for a society against deforestation. Amorim produces the FSC® chain of custody registered trademark corks - and we were the first packaging company to be...