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Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival

Where?  Franschhoek

When?  3rd December @ 6 pm to 5th December @ 6 pm

The French would have you believe it, but does a name make it better? France has trademarked the right to call their sparkling wines Champagne, whilst wine estates locally have settled for describing their “bubbly” as Cap Classique. Continue reading Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival

English wine beats champagne in IWC trophy

A little-known English sparkling wine has beaten major champagne houses to be crowned the best in the world.

Camel Valley Wines in Cornwall knocked champagne giants off their pedestal by picking up an International Wine Challenge Trophy – beating more than 450 individual wines entered.

It is the first time an English wine has ever won an IWC trophy, considered the most important of the many medals and honours awarded in the wine industry.

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