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For more than 170 years, Old Mutual has contributed to social development in South Africa by investing in local initiatives such as sporting events, education, arts and culture. The knowledge and experience gained from partnering with community groups and organisations on some of South Africa’s leading events has resulted in wisdom, and wisdom shared inspires others to do great things.

With this in mind, Old Mutual has developed a community platform for users to interact with and find useful information about the various events that are sponsored by Old Mutual, covering various interests including music, running, education, wine and social responsibility.

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March 3, 2017   |  Trophy Wine Show
By Michael Fridjhon, Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Chairman. First published in Business Day You may not have heard of a wine called Bayede! - every bottle comes with an elasticised bead bracelet fitted around the neck. You would, if you were a traditional wine buyer, either not notice it or find yourself thinking that this is a marketing gimmick not unlike the straw flask packaging typical of industrial chianti.……
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February 24, 2017   |  Trophy Wine Show
By Michael Fridjhon, Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Chairman. First published in Business Day It was hardly an ordinary day in the winelands. It began with an hour-long tasting and discussion with Pierre Lurton, who heads up Chateaux Cheval Blanc and d'Yquem, and has been an advisor to Morgenster for most of the estate's modern era. It then moved on to Vilafonte, for a similar exercise with the estate's co-owners,……
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February 17, 2017   |  Trophy Wine Show
By Michael Fridjhon, Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Chairman. First published in Business Day Part of what constitutes brand value in the world of wine is the expectation  raised in a reasonably well-informed wine drinker by the mere mention of the name of the wine. “Tassenberg,” for example, conjures up the idea of a good value drinking red – perhaps with an association related to a misspent youth or wild……
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February 3, 2017   |  Trophy Wine Show
By Michael Fridjhon, Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Chairman. First published in Business Day Pinot Noir has become the gout du jour almost everywhere that fine wine is appreciated. This was not always the case, and its sudden rise in popularity is not something that could easily have been predicted 30 years ago, when Cabernet enjoyed an unrivalled claim on the attention of the wine-drinking public. Until the late 1970s……
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January 27, 2017   |  Trophy Wine Show
By Michael Fridjhon, Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Chairman. First published in Business Day. Until recently there was pretty much general consensus that the Cape's best chance at a world class red wine would be Cabernet-based. Up to the 1980s, Cabernet Sauvignon was the country's only real so-called noble cultivar. There were small plantings of Shiraz, but almost all of the vineyards were badly virused and the wines emerged leathery……
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