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Time to Wine Down Team

Time to Wine Down

Time to Wine Down is a collaboration between 3 passionate South African wine, story and music lovers. We want to share wonderful stories about the wine, people, food and music of South Africa and its people. That is why we love to invite guests to share their stories and passions. We meet the winemakers while we try some of our favourite South African Wines. Join us for our next event.

In 2022 we aim to host 4 virtual (or hybrid if possible) events. We will also have a monthly live chat on the second Thursday of every month at 12:30 UK time. We’d love to see you there.

Time to Wine Down team

Gerhard Perold from Perold Wine Cellar

Gerhard Perold as part of the TIme

Gerhard Perold is our wine connoisseur with his roots firmly planted in the South African wine community and culture. Gerhard has a passion for wine, sustainable agriculture, people and food. Very much like his great grandfather, Abraham Izak Perold, who brought 177 grape varietals to South Africa early in the 1900s. Abraham Izak Perold was also the man who created the Pinotage varietal by crossing a Cinsaut and Pinot Noir. Why not read a bit more about this fascinating history that inspired Gerhard to dedicate his life to supporting South African wine and its people.

Gerhard’s passion for wine and South Africa is contagious. So if you are interested in either, do get in touch with him. He is amazing at providing you with a wine tasting experience you will always remember. You can get in touch with Gerhard here.

Gerhard owns Perold Wine Cellar and runs The Mendip Pantry with his lovely family in Chewton Mendip in the UK.

Michelle Cheyne from Content College

Michelle Cheyne Time to Wine Down Team

Michelle Cheyne sees herself as a multipotentialite with many irons in different fires. Her background in psychology has led her to start her business, Instinctive Living in 2018. It has evolved a lot since then and although she still supports small businesses with their Search Engine Optimisation and content creation. However, her main focus is on Content College. She is the co-founder and co-creator at this wonderful online course and community platform that base their content on ‘Ideas inspire impact.’ The Content College Club was also where Time to Wine Down took shape.

She moved to the UK with a very young family in 2015 all the way from the wonderful gem of a town, Swellendam in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Michelle spends her days writing and creating from a little converted chapel in a tiny village in Derbyshire where she lives with her family. You can always connect with her on her websites, social media platforms or even book a call on Pick My Brain.

Andy Copps from Andy Copps Storytelling

Andy Copps Time to Wine Down

Andy Copps is a storyteller and lives in the London Borough if Sutton in the UK. He moved to London in 2001.

Andy trained as a chartered accountant in South Africa and has enjoyed a 20-year career working in technology and financial services companies.

The move to performance arts and storytelling started in 2016 and Andy is now licenced by the Roald Dahl Company to tell Roald Dahl stories. He has also published a  Children’s picture book about a pug called ‘Hugg’.

Before the pandemic hit Andy was travelling all around visiting schools and companies showcasing the power of storytelling. The last 2 years has been challenging doing the work online but the tide is turning and he is looking forward to more in-person performances and workshops..

Andy also helps grown-ups manage fear and anxiety of public speaking and he runs a CPD accredited programme called “Develop your public speaking with Applied Storytelling”.

If collaboration and content creation is something of interest to you, why not join the Content College Club. It’s where Ideas Inspire Impact. We are a group of passionate solopreneurs (or is that soulpreneurs) that love learning and growing together.

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