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South Africa’s Top Ten Sparkling Cuvées in 2020

Our just published report on South Africa’s Outstanding Sparkling Wines noted the high quality of the champenoise méthode (Méthode Cap Classique–MCC) bubblies made in the country. We also provided reviews of the many MCCs we tasted earlier this year. In … Continue reading

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Graham Beck: Exclusive Focus on Premium Sparkling

Industrialist Graham Beck founded his eponymous vineyard and winery in Robertson in 1983.  A few years later Pieter Ferreira joined Graham Beck, making his first sparkling wine  (called MCC or Methode Cap Classique in South Africa) in 1991. We visited … Continue reading

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Jean-Philippe Colmant’s Superb South African Sparklers

In the 16th century, French-speaking Huguenots from France and Southern Belgium emigrated to South Africa where they planted vines and made wine.  Four hundred years later, the French-speaking Belgian, Jean-Philippe Colmant followed in their footsteps, locating in the picturesque town … Continue reading

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