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Steenberg Lady R MCC 2010

The new “prestige cuvée” called Lady R 2010 from Steenberg from Constantia costs R395 a bottle, making it more expensive than most MCC but...

Louis Roederer Cristal 2007

Apparently Louis Roederer Cristal Champage was a favourite of the Russian Court in the late 19th century and the iconic clear bottle was developed...

Comtesse Alexia Rosé Champagne

Call me sentimental but I can’t help drinking pink Champagne with my sweetheart on Valentine’s Day. Woolies came up trumps this year - Comtesse...

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...

Jacquesson Cuvée No 733

Does non-vintage Champagne get better than this? A blend of 52% Chardonnay, 24% Pinot Noir and 24% Pinot Meunier, this bottling comes mainly from...

Lallier Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru

Yesterday the annual technical seminar of the Cap Classique Producers Association. Having recently encountered significant bottle variation among a couple of high-end examples of...

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...

Groote Post The Old Man’s Sparkle Brut NV

Groote Post The Old Man’s Sparkle Brut NV is a rosé although there is little to indicate this from the packaging. Once in the...