Sparkling wine fit for a President, yet affordable to all

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– 13:00, 7th April, 2011 (5 hours ago)

Sparkling wine fit for a President, yet affordable to all

When President Barack Obama decided to celebrate his inauguration with a half a case of Graham Beck Brut NV it was a wonderful endorsement for both Graham Beck’s fine product in particular, and South African wines in general. Obama is not the only president who loves this specific bubbly. The same Brut was chosen to celebrate the inauguration of South Africa’s first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela, back in 1994.

Although Graham Beck produce a full line of wines that retails at different price points, sparkling wine is the winery’s flagship. It was the first wine that they produced in 1991, and it remains a significant and growing part of the business. The secrets behind the Graham Beck Bubbly is simple, it’s designed to satisfy every palate. The fact that it’s affordable enough for all to enjoy adds to the success of the brand.

Pieter Ferreira, also known as BubblesFerreira on twitter, is the cellarmaster in charge of winemaking and directly responsible for the Methode Cap Classique that’s produced at the winery. Pieter grew up in Durban and began making sparkling wine in 1984 at the Cabrière cellar in Franschhoek. When he joined the Graham Beck team in 1990 his main objective was to turn the estate into one of the best sparkling wine producers in the world. Today the Graham Beck Methode Cap Classique ranks right up their with some of the world’s best. People from all over the world try to get their hands on a case or two.

The team at Graham Beck wines are determined to keep pushing the boundaries and we can be sure that they have some more tricks up their sleeves to tantalise our palates. The thought alone makes me want to grab a bottle of Graham Beck bubbly and cheers to this proudly South African brand!

The Graham Beck Brut NV retails at R98 at their cellar door. It’s the perfect bubbly to enjoy wherever and whenever and a must have item in every fridge.

Top photo credit: KGBWine