National Executive Committee 2011-2012
The Institute of Cape Wine Masters is managed by an six-member elected Executive Committee. The committee comprises the National Chairman, National Vice-Chairman. National Treasurer, National Secretary, Northern and Southern Branches Chairmen.
Dr. Andy Roediger heads an analytical laboratory that tests plastics, rubbers and paints.
Andy started making wine under the Boschheim label in 2003 and today makes 10 000 plus bottles in his garage cellar at Tjuks Roos in Stellenbosch.
His Cape Wine Master (2007) thesis topic "Phenolic ripeness in South Africa", has made him a leading expert in this field.
During the harvest season he carries out phenolic ripeness analyses on a commercial basis in his laboratory for many leading wine producers in the Cape.
Ginette de Fleuriot is based in Cape Town and works as the National Business Development Manager - On-Consumption for Vinimark and Wine Worx.
She began her career in wine in Germany where she gained invaluable experience of international wines whilst managing a specialist wine retail store in Cologne. Hosting international wine events and tastings was certainly the highlight of this period. Originally a teacher by profession, Ginette later left wine retail to focus on wine education and training for sommeliers and the wine trade. Ginette returned to South Africa in 2006 and since then has lectured for the Cape Wine Academy and served on a number of wine assessment and judging panels including WINE magazine, Grape, Fynproe and the 2008 SAA Wine Selection panel. She served as a contributor to the Platter Wine Guide in the 2007 and 2008 editions. Whilst in Europe, Ginette worked as a wine judge and freelance journalist for publications including Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland and Selection Wine Magazine.
Ginette's areas of special interest include German and Italian wines, Burgundy, Champagne and wine tourism.
In 2005, Margaret Fry was elected to the post of National Secretary of the Institute of Cape Wine Masters at the AGM.. She has been a member of the Institute since 1993. The title of her research report was An overview of Sauvignon Blanc wines of Constantia and Stellenbosch.
Margaret is a consultant to the plastics and packaging industry, director of the Cape Wine Academy, lecturer at the Cape Wine Academy. a regular judge on the Diners Club Winemaker of The Year Awards and a freelance leadership coach. The title of her MBA thesis for the University of the Witwatersrand Graduate School of Business was Segmentation of the South African wine market. Her specil areas of interest include Sauvignon Blanc. Shiraz and Chenin Blanc as well as wines of Italy and the Rhone.
Margaret lives in Johannesburg.
Tom earns his living outside the wine industry: as a qualified chartered accountant, internal auditor and information systems auditor, he is a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, in Cape Town where he specialises in IT risk management and computer auditing.
Being based in the Western Cape has afforded him various opportunities to work with a number of South African wine companies and industry organisations. Tom is passionate about wine, wine tasting and the wine industry in general. He has even tried his hand at winemaking.
Tom often lectures for the Cape Wine Academy in wine tasting. He also regularly presents corporate and private tastings. However, Tom’s topic The breakeven Point of Wine belies his financial bent.
Northern Branch Chairman
Mary-Lyn Foxcroft is the Northern Branch Chairman on the Executive Committee of the Institute and has held this responsibility since 2009.
Mary-Lyn is a director of a financial services firm called Blue Platinum Consulting in Johannesburg. She is a member of a number of tasting clubs in Johannesburg including Wild Yeasts, Cellar Rats and a girls-only Bubbly Club.
Through the establishment of a business called Cellar Hands, Foxcroft assists clients and friends with the selection of wine for their private or corporate cellars and functions. Her areas of special interest include sparkling wine, Chardonnay and Chateauneuf du Pape. Dissertation: Growing the consumption of wine amongst the emerging market in South Africa.
Mary-Lyn lives in Gauteng
Southern Branch Chairman
Greg is the new Southern Branch Chairman on the Executive Committee of the Institute.
He joined his first wine club in 1991 and graduated as a CWM in 2000.
2His dissertation topic was more about buildings than wine.
2001-2008. - Been there, done that. Still tasting, declaiming on and wrongly identifying wines from around the world.
Drinking own-label rocket fuel.
He started researching the design of wineries back in 1997, initially as the preliminary to an architectural commission, but this culminated in my CWM dissertation in 2000.