{sparkling} Timed to perfection: 50 years of Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel

I feel quite sheepish to admit that I’ve never tasted Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel, the absolute alpha and omega of South African Cap Classique. Having said that, this gap in my internal wine library was recently filled by being invited to celebrate its 50th anniversary this year with two sparkling new releases. Introduction My wine career…

{bubbles} How to make my eyes sparkle: L’Ormarins Cap Classique

The best type of food and wine pairing, is the one you enjoy the most. So please excuse me whilst I indulge in my favourite L’Ormarins bubbly and chocolate brownies… Introduction There’s something so magical about a beautifully poured glass of Cap Classique – the way the bubbles continuously loop to the surface, only to…

{sparkling} A West Coast Cap Classique: Groote Post introduces Brut

The opening of a bottle of Cap Classique is always a moment filled with anticipation. The much awaited addition of the Groote Post Vineyards‘ Brut to their impressive line-up was surely a cause for celebration in The Little House. Introduction A bottle of bubbles deserves a loud celebration as the cork explodes into the sky….

{news} Lourensford unveils new demi-sec Cap Classique

The new Demi-sec Nectar 2018 Cap Classique, a bottle-fermented 100% Chardonnay from Lourensford Estate in Somerset West, is a tantalising sparkling wine that is the perfect balance of serious and fun. “Spring is on its way and much like the flowers about to bloom, the Nectar 2018 is a naturally beautiful wine with a colourful…