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The great bubbly shoot-out

From the December issue of Business Day WANTED out last Friday: The festive season lends itself to drinking bubbles but which bubbles? If you opt for Méthode Cap Classique, there’s always the anxiety that you’re forfeiting quality for economy while if you choose Champagne, then there’s the suspicion that you’re paying for extrinsics rather than [...]

December 10, 2012
by Christian
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Billecart-Salmon Champagne Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart Brut 1995

Mum’s birthday yesterday so Billecart-Salmon Champagne Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart Brut 1995 from magnum with cocktail sausages from the Super Meat Market in Main Road, Kenilworth. The nose showed a pronounced biscuit character and those hard-to-describe savoury notes that come with bottle age but the palate was sensational: citrus, green apple, a touch of brioche, [...]

October 18, 2011
by Christian
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Billecart-Salmon Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon Brut Rosé 2000

Yesterday started with brunch at Waterfront hotel The Cape Grace to celebrate a decade of Ken Forrester Wines importing Champagne Billecart-Salmon into South Africa. How much of an impact has the recession affected local sales? Forrester is discreet about quite how much he sells but says “Volumes pretty much plateaued last year and I’m determined [...]

February 25, 2011
by Christian
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