{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…

{news} Huis van Chevallerie backs SA’s only all-woman firefighting team

Wine-lovers who purchase Circa Pinotage Brut Rosé bubbly will henceforth be supporting a Cape-based, all-woman firefighting team that is arguably the only one in Africa. The fledgeling outfit was established just over 12 months ago. Called Juliet Crew after the only female descriptor in the international phonetic alphabet, the team comprises young adults from at-risk…

{wine} De Krans’ Moscato: a festive tribute to the muscadel grape

As the mornings draw lighter, so does my taste for wine. With just a little bit of a sparkle, De Krans Wines‘ range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic Premium Moscato Perlé wines make for a great, refreshing summer sipper, especially when paired with great company. This year has been a tough one, and I’ll be taking…

{news} Robertson Winery: No need to lose your sparkle during lockdown

Robertson Winery’s non-alcoholic sparkling wines offer alcohol-free effervescence to keep you sparkling during #lockdown or whenever… Here’s three amazing food and bubble pairings along with their recipes for you to recreate for your loved ones.  Robertson Winery’s Range of Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Wines includes a Sweet Sparkling White, a Sweet Sparkling Pink and the new Dry…

{wine} Brunch with Robertson Winery’s non-alcoholic bubbles

With most of the end-of-year celebrations behind us, it’s time to celebrate the remainders of summer responsibly, with compliments of Robertson Winery‘s Dry Non-Aloholic Sparkling White. Introduction We are all guilty of continuously overindulging over the festive season. We forget about all our good intentions and healthy fitness regimes when there’s just a whiff of…

{wine} My sultry summer companion: De Krans Moscato

Mos-katto. Mos-kaahtou. Mous-katoe. As I fumbled my way over the name of this unfamiliar (to me) wine style, I was at least sure of one thing. De Krans Wines seems to have bottled my anthems for summer, and they were perfectly intended for sunny holidays! Introduction I enthusiastically typed “moscato” into Google, unable to quite…

{news} De Krans Moscato Perlé – a refreshing alternative to a bubbly

Originally from Italy where it is known as Moscato d”Asti, meaning semi sparkling, Moscato as a variety is not exactly new to the South African wine scene. De Krans, located in Calitzdorp in the Klein Karoo region, first produced a Moscato perlé wine back in 2012. The wine style has started gaining momentum and has now become…

{news} Da Luca Prosecco launches 200ml mini’s!

One size doesn’t fit all and so we ‘re pleased to welcome Da Luca Minis to the Prosecco family.   Ideal for occasions where you only want one glass of bubbles, mini Da Luca Prosecco bottles can’t be beaten for convenience and quality with that same crisp, lively fizz that makes the original bottle so…

{news} Valdo Prosecco Rosé Brut Floral Edition for Mother’s Day

Sunday 12th May will be Mom’s special day and she deserves a special gift. Spoil her this Mother’s Day with the exquisite deliciousness of Valdo Prosecco Rosé Brut Floral Edition. An Exquisitely Packaged Delicious Dry Rosé “If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love” – Stevie Wonder…