Yesterday I attended a presentation by Graham Beck winemaker of 27 years, Pieter ‘Bubbles’ Ferreira, at the colourful The Stack, sharing with us what a difference stemware makes in the tasting experience and enjoyment of Graham Beck sparkling wines. (more…)
Entries tagged with “MCC”.
Wednesday 12th October 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Saturday 20th August 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
The second Winelands Chocolate Festival takes place at the Blaauwklippen Wine Estate this weekend, celebrating all things chocolate! (more…)
Wednesday 25th May 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
On Friday I tried the new Winter Menu at Terroir, it being anything but wintry weather-wise. The lunch was set up at short notice by Eske of Manley Communications, who had extended the invitation on behalf of the restaurant, as my planned trip to Greyton was confirmed that morning. (more…)
Friday 22nd April 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
A surprise announcement yesterday was that Graham Beck Wines will consolidate all the wine interests in its Graham Beck brand portfolio in its Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) range. The Graham Beck MCC focus will be supported by a ‘substantial financial investment‘, its CEO Chris du Toit has announced. (more…)
Saturday 2nd April 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Wine distributor Vinimark has just launched a new addition to the lifestyle and home design brand Carrol Boyes Collection, its Gold Label Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) 2012, described as a ‘union of art and wine making‘. (more…)
Friday 5th February 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Franschhoek is celebrating the best of its white wines, Rosés, and MCCs at Franschhoek Summer Wines, to be held at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards tomorrow (Saturday 6 February) from 12h00 – 17h00. (more…)
Monday 11th January 2016 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
On Friday evening I had the pleasure of eating my first meal prepared by a Michelin star restaurant chef. Chef Roger Jones of The Harrow at Little Bedwyn, with a Michelin star earned every year in the past ten years, prepared a six-course meal at (more…)
Wednesday 30th September 2015 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Spier has announced the launch of its brand new Secret Sparkling 2015, made by winemaker Jacques Erasmus.
The new Chardonnay Pinor Noir MCC costs R65, and is available from the Spier wine (more…)
Thursday 3rd September 2015 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
* Good news from ratings agency Moody’s is that our country is unlikely to go into recession this year, and is not likely to be downgraded until the end of 2016! It did warn however that our economy is slowed down by a number of factors, and that our country would average 2% growth in the same period.
*. The six Finalists in the WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year (more…)
Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge 2015: Chenin Blanc has ‘come of age’, a ‘national treasure’!
Saturday 29th August 2015 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Yesterday the second Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge was held at the Cape Grace, with the Top 10 Chenin Blancs selected out of a total of 145 wines entered. The banner in the pre-lunch venue summarized the stature of Chenin Blanc, with the pay-off line ‘A South African National Treasure‘!
Canapés of pastry cases with salmon and hollandaise sauce were served with Sparklehorse Chenin Blanc MCC made by Ken Forrester Wines. Ken Forrester is the Chairman of the (more…)