Cape Wine Master tours at WineX

Monday, 22 October, 2012
Institute of Cape Wine Masters
"Wine is emphatically not a serious subject. Wine is one of life’s perks, an indulgence, a mood lifter, a social mix.”
These words from Jancis Robinson will sound even more true, if you join us on a Cape Wine Master’s tour at Winex, Johannesburg and Cape Town. Choose your tour, and be inspired to taste better, understand more, and be surprised by the interesting people in the wine world. 

Our Cape Wine Master tours in Johannesburg will start on Wednesday, 24th October 2012 with an “exclusive tour” for the Kaya FM winners, by Mike Buthelezi, our own student CWM protégé, who the Institute of Cape Wine Masters is supporting to achieve this distinguished title. 

This 5 year program which includes tasting and theory exams, a thesis and a presentation, is recognized by the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, and is held, since 1984, by only 85 people. 

Look us up on, Institute of Cape Wine Masters on Facebook, or talk to us on Twitter @CapeWineMasters. 

Visit us at the Wine-Style Magazine stand, at Winex, where we start our tours. The tours, which have a theme, are advertised on a board at the entrance of the show. We visit different stands, talk to winemakers, show you what is special, and answer your questions. 

Tours are 30 to 60 minutes long. 

Book ahead of time, via or
See you there!

Kristina Beuthner, CWM

Kristina found her passion for the wine world in a glass of German Riesling Sekt, which inspired her to open an import and distribution company in Santa Fe de Bogota, Colombia.

She has a BCom degree, worked in Germany and France. She started learning wine in SA, at the CWA and worked as a specialized client manager for New World Wines in Johannesburg until 2009, when the company was sold.She established contacts among winemakers through regular visits and participation in trade shows. She completed her Cape Wine Master in 2010,and wrote her dissertation on “The future of Riesling in SA and what we can learn from the recent improvements in Germany (example the Rheingau)”.

In 2014 she became the Principal of the Cape Wine Academy,  specializing in tertiary and public wine education, formed by the industry in 1979. Towards the end of 2018 she resigned, and is involved with wine education and consulting, marketing/sales, translations, judging in wine.

She has travelled extensively, and visited the wine lands of the world, including Napa, Bordeaux, Languedoc, Rioja and many German and Austrian wine regions, always in pursuit of "typicity" from the area.

She is member of the wine-club, the Wild Yeasts, in Johannesburg, is member of the Commanderie de Bordeaux, and often entertains or consults to corporations and institutions.She is a lecturer (for the courses at the Cape Wine Academy), a certified educator for WSET courses, and has completed a Sherry Educator program in 2018.

She judges at the prestigious IWSC in London, UK and in South Africa. She has also judged at local competitions, amongst others at the biggest competition in South Africa, the Veritas Awards, the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Young Sommelier competition and the Distell Interhotel Challenge.

She writes articles for and the Mastercopy of the Institute of Cape Wine Masters (