All the best sparkling wine specials, plus how to choose the best one for you
Food24’s guide to the best sparkling wines for Christmas 2020
The festive season is here, and after a year of ups and downs (mostly downs, if we’re honest) it’s time to plan your holiday time and crack open a bottle of sparkling wine to celebrate coming this far! We’re drinking sparkling wine or Methode Cap Classique this year in support of our local wine producers.
Not sure what the difference is between champagne and sparkling wine? Read this article before you go shopping.
House Of BNG MCC Brut Rose
Best for: If you’re in the mood for a big celebration to say goodbye to 2020, splash out on this premium bottle. Just be sure you take a selfie for social media before it’s all gone!
Available at Makro for R349* or Woolworths for R399.99
Best for: If you love a classic MCC. This wine is a traditional blend of chardonnay and pinot noir, with a delicate bubble and a dry finish.
Available at Makro for R134* or Pick n Pay for R160
Graham Beck Bliss Nectar Rosé
Best for: If you like strawberry sweetness, this is the pink MCC for you! An elegant wine from the masters of South African sparkling wine, this is great with dessert or cheese.
Available at Checkers for R174.99 or Makro for R145
Odd Bins Bin Number 29 Methode Cap Classique Demi-Sec Bottle
Best for: If you’re not convinced about sparkling wine, but you like to have something fizzy to pop open at midnight. It’ll pass muster with the wine drinkers and it won’t hurt your bank balance too much.
Only available at Checkers at R119.99*
Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut
Best for: If you’re looking for reliability. This MCC is a firm South African favourite and delivers quality at a great price, year after year.
Available at Makro for R134 or R165 from Pick n Pay
Pongracz Brut MCC
Best for: Champagne cocktails. At this price, you can mix Pongracz with your favourite mixer without feeling it too much in your pocket. Why not try the berry fizz cocktail?
Available at Pick n Pay for R160 and Checkers for R159.99
Villiera MCC Demi Sec
Best for: If you like your bubbles a little sweeter, this is the one for you. It has an off-dry sweetness and classic MCC biscuity flavours.
Only available at Woolworths for R134.99*
House of BNG MCC Nectar Blanc 4Pk
Best for: You’re always on-trend and always on Instagram. Bonang’s hot new wine comes in a slim can, perfect for picnics or sundowners by the pool.
Only available at Woolworths for R199.99
Bon Courage Blush Pink Sparkling Wine 750ml
Best for: If you’re new to sparkling wine, and you’re not too sure if you’ll even like it, start here. It’s pink, it’s sweet, and it’ll make you feel jolly. Be sure to pick up some headache tablets for the morning after, though.
Available at Checkers for R84.99 or from Makro at R69.99*.
Please enjoy alcohol responsibly.
*Indicates special offer for a limited time only. Prices correct at time of publication.
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