A Bubbly Start To 2019

Thursday, 24 January, 2019
WOSA Blog - Angela Lloyd
A tasting of Méthode Cap Classique, international bubblies made in the same traditional manner and Champagne, is a great way to start the year.

Every year for the past four years on their annual visit to the Cape, Roger and Sue Jones, owners and chef extraordinaire at The Harrow in Little Bedwyn, have organised this tasting, held at the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands.

France, Portugal, England, Australia and South Africa were represented in this year’s lineup of 48 wines. Laid out according to style:  Rosé, Brut, Blanc de Blancs and Prestige Cuvée, the wines were tasted sighted, with tasters - many from abroad as well as local, all with different levels of tasting experience - requested to rank their 10 favourite wines rather than score each.  With all the variables associated with traditionally made sparkling wine and the tasting method, choices are inevitably more subjective and personal.

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