Four new graduates were recently awarded their certificates as Cape Wine Masters by the Cape Wine Academy and Institute of Cape Wine Masters, bringing the current number of those holding the qualification to 100.
The four new CWMs and their dissertations are:
Brendan Butler, Mount Vernon winemaker – White Bordeaux-style blends in South Africa
François Cillié, Stark-Condé & Man Family Wines international marketing manager – Alternative anti-oxidants and preservatives in wine: The viability of rooibos and honeybush wood
Anton Swarts, Spier senior winemaker – A look at tartrate stabilisation of wine in the South African wine industry
Ivan Oertle, Grande Provence national sales and marketing manager – Evaluating the development of emerging South African Black-owned wine companies