Topic: Cap Classique – South Africa’s Shining Star with Cathy Van Zyl MW
Time: Thursday 13th August 7pm UK Time, 8pm South African Standard Time
It’s the perfect weather for a chilled bottle of something fizzy. In my glass, a delicious Methode Cap Classique (MCC) Rose from Paul René in Robertson, South Africa.
To many of us MCC is a relative newcomer on the ever-growing traditional sparkling scene but next year South Africa will celebrate 50 years since its creation.
Unable to use the term Method Champenoise (or any mention of the Champagne region), the South African growers who drew inspiration from the French region came up with the ‘Classic Cape Methode’ or in French, Methode Cap Classic. The pioneering credit goes to the Simonsig Estate.
Hatzidakis wines with Winemaker Stella Papadimitriou
For the lover of Greek wines, no introduction is needed for the wines of Santorini. For those who have yet to try any wines from this beautiful Aegean Island, you should!
Topic: Santorini, Assyrtiko and learning from the genius, Haridimos Hatzidakis. A conversation with Stella Papadimitriou, Chief Oenologist, Hatzidakis wines
Time: Thursday 23rd July 7pm UK time, 9pm Greece time
In The Vineyard With… Stelios Boutaris CEO of Kir-Yianni, all about Naoussa, The Northern Highlands of Greece.
Also featuring rising young stars of the region, Kostis Dalamaras, Christos Taralas and Christopher Georgiadis.
Join us on Wednesday 7pm UK, 9pm Greece. Zoom meeting ID 878-989-6816
Join us on the first leg of our Greek Wine Odyssey! On Wednesday 1st of July, our journey begins in the northern Greek regions of Goumenissa and Amyndeo, in Macedonia.
Laurens Hartman (Domaine Karanika) and Chloi Chatzivariti (Ktima Chatzivariti) will share their passion for these regions with us.
On Thursday 18th of June, we will spend some time ‘in the vineyard with’ Cathy Van Zyl MW once again as she introduces us to the Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective (SCC). A dynamic organisation, representing this fantastic noble variety and spreading its fame across the globe. Guests on the show will be Christo le Riche (Cellarmaster and chair of the SCC) and Alastair Rimmer (Cellarmaster at Kleine Zalze).