Domaine des Dieux – Hemel-en-Aarde Sparkle

Domaine Des Dieux won the prize as South Africa’s Best Cap Classique last week in the annual Amorim Cap Classique Challenge.  Owner Sharon Parnell, daughter Megan and Wine Ambassador, Shane Mullis, are 3 of the personalities most visible in this business who received the same acknowledgement in 2014. The Domaine des Dieux Claudia Brut MCC 2012,… Read More Domaine des Dieux – Hemel-en-Aarde Sparkle

Domaine des Dieux sparkles

The 2014 Amorim Méthode Cap Classique Challenge ended with an extra sparkle when Hemel-en-Aarde producer Domaine des Dieux took honours as the Best Brut Blend and the best South Africa Cap Classique. Domaine des Dieux‘s 2009 Claudia is responsible for these distinguished awards.  Claudia is a blend of Pinot noir and Chardonnay grapes from Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge and named after owner, Sharon Parnell’s,… Read More Domaine des Dieux sparkles

Champagne is a star in Epernay and a star in Franschhoek

I went to Epernay to taste Champagne – the real deal – and came back even more hooked than I was before.  Back in South Africa it was fantastic to realise that our own Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival ‘The ‘Magic of Bubbles’ was just around the corner and my new addiction could be satisfied… Read More Champagne is a star in Epernay and a star in Franschhoek