Interview With A Sommelier – Shreyas Chandratre

The World of Wine is beautifully showcased by an army of talented Sommeliers, who help the consumer discover their next favourite bottle, understand the different regions and pair a delicious meal with the right Glass of Bubbly. In this feature, I speak with a man from, Dubai, who has helped many people to discover the…

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What is Methode Cap Classique?

what is method cap classique

Did you know that some of the world’s finest sparkling wine is produced in South Africa? Alongside Champagne, South African bubbly is globally known and respected as a traditional method wine. South Africa, in 2020, was ranked as eighth in overall volume production of wine producing 4.0% of the world’s wine. So what exactly does…

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How Traditional Method Sparkling Wine Is Made

Sparkling Wine grape production

Traditional Method, sometimes referred to as the Méthode Champenoise, is famously used to create Champagne in the Champagne region of France, but it isn’t exclusively used there. You don’t have to be in Champagne to use the Traditional Method, as Sparkling Wines in France, outside the Champagne region use this method, even Spain uses this…

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South Africa – Methode Cap Classique Sparkling Wines

Seeing is believing! There I was, in South Africa, to see the vineyards and magnificent mountain ranges including the symbolic Table Mountain. I touched weathered sandstones and shale’s soils and felt the breeze from the False Bay. South Africa has a diverse environment that enables producing a variety of wines. My overall impression is that…

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6 Reasons Why You Should Try South African Methode Cap Classique

Bubbly enthusiasts might know that South Africa is famed for its ‘Methode Cap Classique’ (MCC) wines. These are premium South African sparkling wines made in the Cape using the traditional method. South Africa’s sparkling wine region is growing and it’s an exciting time for the industry and for consumers who get to taste these delightful…

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