Boschendal Grande Cuvée Brut 2007

Only two wines rated 4½ Stars in this year’s Amorim Cork Cap Classique Challenge, the overall winner Cuveé Royale 2005 from Simonsig and this, so you could view it as currently the second best bubbly in the country if you wanted to. A blend of 54% Chardonnay and 46% Pinot Noir, it spent three years […]

August 22, 2011
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J.C. Le Roux Pinot Noir Rosé MCC 2006

If you believe in indy rock ‘n roll, then last year’s Wine magazine Cap Classique Challenge results must have really sucked: best Non-Vintage to evil empire Distell (Pongrácz), best Rosé to evil empire Distell (Pongrácz), best Vintage to wanna-be evil empire The Comapny of Wine People (Kumkani Infiniti Brut 2004). That the title of best […]

June 26, 2011
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Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin Brut

One of my late dad’s stock lines was “Fornication [for an occasion] like this, we need Champagne”.  We weren’t celebrating anything in particular yesterday, but decided that Veuve was an appropriate way to start the day anyway. Is it helpful to compare Champagne to Cap Classique? For the first time in the Amorim Cork Cap […]

February 6, 2011
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Amorim Cap Classique Challenge 2010 results

The new-look October issue of WINE magazine reached subscribers today including results of the 2010 Amorim Cap Classique Challenge: AWARDS Best Blanc de Blancs, Best Overall Bon Courage Jacques Bruére Blanc de Blanc 2007 Best Non-Vintage Pongrácz Brut Best Rosé Pongrácz Rosé Best Vintage Kumkani Infiniti Brut 2004

September 15, 2010
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