Passing of Phyllis Hands

Passing of Phyllis Hands

The Institute of Cape Wine Masters is extremely sad to announce the passing of Phyllis Hands – one of three honorary Cape Wine Masters along with Dave Hughes and Colin Frith. Phyllis Hands had an immense impact on education in the wine industry. Dave Hughes founded...
Dave Hughes Trophy awarded posthumously to Duimpie Bayly

Dave Hughes Trophy awarded posthumously to Duimpie Bayly

Sue and Gregg Bayly with the Dave Hughes Award, posthumously awarded to Duimpie Bayly The names of two award winners were announced at the annual Institute of Cape Wine Masters (ICWM) dinner held on Saturday, 11 September at Jordan Wine Estate in Stellenbosch:...
Graduation ceremony for the newest Cape Wine Masters

Graduation ceremony for the newest Cape Wine Masters

The three Cape Wine Masters (CWMs) who graduated in May during the Covid-19 lockdown were presented with their diplomas, in person, at a small ceremony held at Franschhoek Cellar, sponsored by DGB Ltd. This takes the number of CWMs to attain this elite self-study...
Three new Cape Wine Masters graduate from the Cape Wine Academy

Three new Cape Wine Masters graduate from the Cape Wine Academy

We are so excited to share the news. Three new Cape Wine Masters (CWM) have graduated from the Cape Wine Academy (CWA), bringing the total number to attain this elite qualification to 109 over its 42-year history. They are Gavin Whittaker, export manager for Asia...
Drinking Windows 3

Drinking Windows 3

Subscriptions for Drinking Windows 2 are now available. 25 March 2021 – Boplaas 8 Year Old Cape Brandy with Winnie Bowman CWM & Carel Nel CWM 01 April 2021 – Strandveld Pofadderbos Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2017 with Kristina Beuthner CWM &...