The Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Nectars, special wines by Johan Malan & Charl Schoeman…

The Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Nectars are a new style of Méthode Cap Classique - Demi-Sec and Simonsig leading the way...

Advent Calendar 2019, Weltevrede Philip Jonker Brut Entheos MCC, a podcast…

From the Jonker Family Estate near Bonnievale comes the sublime Weltevrede Philip Jonker Brut Entheos MCC, made by 4th generation winemaker Philip Jonker, a classical Chardonnay and Pinot Noir blend...

Simonsig Cuvée Royale 2014, so good with Alida Ryder’s Crispy Bacon Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Caramelised Onions…

Simonsig Cuvée Royale 2014, a Blanc de Blanc made from the finest Chardonnay grapes from the Simonsig Vineyards, a treat for any time...

What’s a Big Dog? An excellent MCC by John & Karen Loubser….

Silverthorn's CWG Auction MCC, The Big Dog Missing out on today’s Cape Winemaker’s Guild Annual auction of their fabulous wines and following the Twitter feed of my friends who are there, has been an interesting exercise. There are people who are prepared to pay for good wine, and good wine is what you get at

Steenberg 1682 Pinot Noir MCC 2015 & Ina Paarman’s Seafood Salad with Nectarines – 14.02.2017

Steenberg 1682 Pinot Noir MCC 2015 JD Pretorius, Steenberg Wine Estate’s Award winning wine maker, has produced a range of really exciting Méthode Cape Classique wines, and this one, the Steenberg 1682 Pinot Noir MCC 2015, is the perfect wine for Valentine’s Day tomorrow. Made solely from Pinot Noir grapes harvested by hand off this,

Klein Constantia MCC Brut 2013 & My Valentine’s Salmon Hearts – 13.02.2017

Klein Constantia MCC Brut 2013 Klein Constantia is perfectly situated for the production of wine grapes, red and white. An east facing slope for soft morning sunlight, cooling breezes tumbling gently down the slope from the over-the-mountain cool Benguela current ameliorating the summer heat, as indeed do those from False Bay coming up the slope. 

Boschendal Brut & Brut Rosé & Nadia Graves’s Tomato & Chorizo Tart – 09.02.2017

Lizelle Gerber, Boschendal's White Wine & MCC Maker Lizelle Gerber is the much-awarded white wine and MCC maker at the Boschendal Winery. Long before her time, Boschendal was an early entrant into Méthode Cap Classique, the traditional Champagne style wine with the second fermentation in the bottle, now designated as Méthode Cap Classique. She is

Steenberg 1682 Chardonnay Brut & Lizet Hartley’s Corn fritters with salmon & lemon-dill crème fraîche – 20.01.2017

Steenberg 1682 Chardonnay Brut Steenberg Wine Estate is one of the oldest in the Constantia Wine Appellation having been granted to the Widow Ras in 1682. The modern Steenberg boasts not only a fine array of sublime wines, but also two excellent restaurants, the Bistro 1682 with Kerry Kilpin as Chef and Catharina’s with Archie

Roasted Red Pepper & Cannellini Bean Dip – Justine Wall

Justine Wall's Roasted Red Pepper & Cannellini Bean Dip Justine says: "I am rather undecided what the best name for this little dish is: it is a sort of hummus, but has so many other lovely bits in it that have settled on calling it a dip- it’d be perfect with fresh vegetables, but, as

2010 Amorim Wine Magazine MCC Challenge

September 16th 2010 The results of the 2010 Amorim Cork and Wine Magazine Methode Cap Classique Challenge were announced this morning during a brunch at The Restaurant, Waterkloof in Somerset West.  A brunch which carried on well after lunch time with great food and happy noises. The wines for the competition, now in its ninth

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