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...

Boschendal Méthode Cap Classique Brut Rosé NV, delicious with Jane-Anne Hobbs’s Prawn & Asparagus Salad with Verjuice Dressing & Mayo…

Boschendal Methode Cap Classique Rosé nv is from a long line of serious Champagne style wines made on the Estate since the early 1980s...

Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Satin Nectar 2017, at afternoon tea with Dianne Bibby’s Greek Yoghurt Cake with Granadilla Syrup…

Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Satin Nectar 2017, continues the Kaapse Vonkel innovation going on Simonsig with Francois & Johan Malan...

Steenberg 1682 Pinot Noir MCC 2015 & Nadia Graves’s Potato, Roquefort & Hazelnut Tart – 09.06.2017

Steenberg 1682 Pinot Noir MCC 2015 I constantly tell people not to wait for special occasion to drink a great bubbly, though of course, they are special at a time of celebration. The grapes for the Steenberg 1682 Pinot Noir MCC 2015 were hand harvested from vine which are between 13 and 24 years of

Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel, SAA Wine of the Year

Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel on ice South African Airways announced its annual Wine of the Year Awards at a dinner held at Cape Sun Hotel in Cape Town on Saturday, 8 April. The awards were made in four categories: white wines, red wines, Cape Tawny and Méthode Cap Classique wines. Frans & Liza Malan The Wine of

Desiderius Pongrácz 2009, a wine to honour Pongrácz

Desiderius Pongrácz and friends I was fortunate to know Desiderius Pongrácz and his herd of little dachshunds which went everywhere with him. He helped so many young winemakers with advice on planting and all manner of winemaking techniques. The Cap Classique wines named for him are well known and achieve compliments and awards from local

Pierre Jourdan Blanc de Blancs, perfect Valentine’s Day match with Justine Wall’s Buckwheat Blinis – 10.02.2017

Pierre Jourdan Blanc de Blancs When you have been in the Cap Classique business for as long as the von Arnim Family of Haute Cabrière, they build each and every year on knowledge from previous years and the pleasure given by their wines just increases. Takuan von Arnim doing sabrage Takuan von Arnim, the Estate’s

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

Cap Classique Industry Toasts John & Erica Platter with Frans Malan Legacy Trophy

John & Erica Platter with the Frans Malan Legacy Trophy flanked left by Francois Jacques Malan & Francois Malan grandson & son of the late Frans Malan Two of South Africa’s best-known wine personalities, John and Erica Platter, were awarded the Frans Malan Legacy Trophy during the recent Amorim Cap Classique Challenge held in Cape