THE CAP CLASSIQUE ASSOCIATION welcomes all participants and wishes you a successful day.  The 2nd Technical Seminar will be held on Wednesday 20th July 2011 at Joostenberg Conference Center, Stellenbosch.

The program is as follow:

08h00 to 08h50 – Registration

09h00 to 09h15 – Welcome by Chairman, Pieter Ferreira & Update on Cap Classique & Viteff Expo.

09h15 to 10h45 – Session I

  • Cold Stabilization and the use of CMC in Champagne – Presented by Alain Bourgeois from IOC, Champagne & CDS-Vintec.
  • Cold Stabilization and the use of CMC in South Africa – Presented by Nicolas Follet from Oenosense Consulting & AEB.
  • How to Remove Phenolics in Base Wine – Presented by Francoise Botton from Laffort
  • Overall View on WINETECH – Presented by Gerard Martin – Manager of Winetech.

10h45 to 11h15 – Tea Break

11h15 to 13h00 – Session II

  • Oxygen Transmission and Permeability of Crown Caps and the Influence on Aging – Presented by  & ACS.
  • Disgorgement – The Dosage – Calculations and Options – Presented by Alexandre Ponnavoy – Enartis.
  • The Impact of Bottle Neck Profile on Cork’s Resistance to Pressure – Presented by Joaquim Sa, Amorim Cork SA.
  • The Gastronomic views on Cap Classique and Food Pairing – Presented by Bertus Basson of Overture Restaurant.

13h00 to 14h15 – Lunch Break

14h30 to 17h00 – Session III

  • Analysis options – Presented by Hanneli Smit, VinLab .
  • Anchor Yeast Geisenheim sparkling wine project – Presented by Karien O’Kennedy, Anchor Yeast.
  • Presentation & Tutored Tasting on a house style: Champagne Lanson
For bookings and further information please contact DNA Event Management:
  • Ann Ferreira – 082 909 116 or
  • Darielle Robertson – 084  207 3820 or

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