When the clock strikes 12… I was sipping South Africa’s original Méthode Cap Classique – Kaapse Vonkel – with family and friends. Producer Simonsig has been making this bubbly at their Stellenbosch winery since 1971 and it continues to rake in awards. Celebrations continued on the 1st of January. I have 2 close friends with… Read More Drinks I had for New Year
Tuesday’s neither here nor there. An in-betweener. A hope of better things to come. As a champagne and Méthode Cap Classique lover the following pic goes well with Tuesday. The illustration was done by Frans Groenewald.
It’s that time of year in Hermanus. The time when bird song and early morning light wakes you. Every morning brings a special smell of salty sea breeze. Locally this is known as champagne air and is reputed to repair the damages of stress. With sea life spawning at this time of year extra oxygen… Read More Champagne Air Anybody?
Everyone is in agreement that we should be celebrating every day with champagne! But its like birthdays. It is still better if there is a day dedicated to sparkling bubbles. On the Cape Whale Coast we have a number of bubblies that we can toast with. Hermanus has the following MCCs on the market: Hermanuspietersfontein Maria Elisabet… Read More International Champagne Day #ChampagneDay
I so need a holiday. A get away. A blue sky, see-through water visit to an island. I can get more specific because I know the place. I’ve been there. Mallorca.One of three Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean just off the east coast of Spain. What made Mallorca such a great destination was that there are equal… Read More Mallorca. The Holiday that I REALLY REALLY Want.
On Saturday in Epernay Annelize and I had a great time tasting champagne. The weather was cool and the champagne plentifull. We tasted the following great champagnes: – Moet & Chandon This second visit was just as sweet as the first. It is a classy offering that I will do again and again. – Champagne… Read More Staying afloat on the fine bubbles of Epernay
My favourite drink comes with interesting facts that I wish to dazzle you with… Champagne has 319 crus or villages Champagne is categorized in 3 tiers: top – Grand Cru, 2nd level – Premier Cru and the lowest – Cru/Village Only 17 of Champagne’s 319 villages enjoy Grand Cru status The older the champagne the… Read More Fine Bubbles
Besides sipping our way through Épernay a girl needs to consume something solid from time to time. Not wanting the waste kilojoules we found the Rose de Riems soft biscuit. It reminded me of a pink cake that Wilna, a friend of my mom’s, used to bake. It is customary to dip the soft pink biscuit… Read More Rose de Riems
Decisions Decisions…To rent a car or take the train from Dijon to Epernay? Renting a Peugot won when I overcame my fear of driving on the “wrong” side of the road. I took the tram from the Ibis to the train station where I negotiated with Isabelle at the Hertz office. It had to be… Read More Peugot tracks to Épernay