The Cap Classique Association 4th Technical Seminar

The Cap Classique Association 4th Technical Seminar
28 May 2013  by The Cap Classique Association
THE CAP CLASSIQUE ASSOCIATION is proud to announce the program for the 4th Technical Seminar Day brought to you by SA Litho, which will be held on Tuesday 23th July 2013 at Joostenberg Conference Center, Stellenbosch.
To avoid any disappointment please book soon as the tickets are limited. This year promises to be even better with more variant topics. Hope to see you there!
Cost to attend: Members of the Cap Classique Association – R 150 per person (max. 3 tickets per member winery) Non Members and any other interested persons – R 350 per person. Further information please contact: Pieter Ferreira – Mobile +27.829029817 Cap Classique Association – Elsabe Ferreira – Telephone +27.218631599
The program is as follows:

08h00 to 08h50 –Registration 09h00 to 09h15 – Welcome by Chairman, Pieter Ferreira& Update on Cap Classique.
09h15 to 10h45 – Session I

  • Latest information and trends on bottle fermentation – Presented by Morne Kemp from Laffort SA.
  • Novel applications of biotechnology in MCC production – Presented by Cornea Cilliers – Thales Wine Services.
  • The technical aspects of champagne foils, the innovations and the various decorating options – Presented by Intercap & African Cellar Services.
  • The effect of CO2 on flavours in bubbly – Presented by Nicolas Follet – Oenosense

10h45 to 11h15 – Tea Break 11h15 to 13h00 – Session II

  • Gushing – the “shameful disease”…. mostly at the disgorging step – Latest research – Presented by Alain Bourgeois – IOC.
  • Update on the Winetech Research “Effect of time on the lees to the quality of MCC” – Presented by Dr Neil Jolly – ARC Infruitec.
  • Autolysis and repercussions on sensorial analysis of bottle fermented sparkling wines & followed by a tasting of his research – Presented by Jaume Gramona, Lecturer, Faculty of Oenology, Universitat Rovira I, Spain.
  • The options with labels – Paper coating, wet strength, adhesive options and printing techniques – Presented by Thomas Veenstra – SA Litho.

13h00 to 14h15 – Lunch Break 14h30 to 16h30 – Session III

  • Marketing trends and innovation and how to create consumer engagement when buying bubbly and much more… – Presented by Jonathan Cherry – Cherryflava.
  • Presentation & Tutored Tasting on two new Grower Champagnes in South Africa – Champagne Serge Mathieu and Champagne Rene Geoffroy – Presented by Brett Chrystal – Epicurious.

Nice review of Graham Beck Brut Zero 2005

From Champagne Poodle Ted via Twitter


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Tasting   Note: Graham Beck 2005 Brut Zero – May 2013, rated B+/A-

I was looking forward to finding a better bottle or two of Graham Beck,   some non exported bottles, and was happy to find this zero dosage (no   added sugar) wine in Johannesburg.

I’m not always a zero dosage fan, and think some wineries do it because   it is fashionable, but I like what they wrote on the bottle – how zero   dosage is “like walking a tightrope without a safety net: there is no   margin of error.” Yup, indeed.

The nose is very nice and delicate with lovely fresh apple. Slightly   creamy lemon.

Very dry on the palate as expected. Man I like this a lot. Reticent yet   lovely apple. A slight sparky spicy quality, toasty and little bit of   lemon.

A little stark, some may use the word “transparent,” and despite liking   it a lot, it’s not a wine for everyone. I can’t help but wonder if it   might be better with a very few grams of dosage?

Still, they set out to make a zero dosage and made a damn good one – I   respect that! I’ll be very glad to drink this again if I get the chance.

Graham Beck Wines Activities during Wacky Wine Weekend

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Some great shows awaits you on Friday and Saturday evening en there are many different treats that will be on sale:


Beans about coffee:

 Americano – 250ml R15 / 350ml R20

  • Cappuccino – 250ml R15 / 350ml R20
  • Latte – 350ml R20
  • Hot Chocolate – 350ml R25


Oyster & Bubbly Bar:

  • Single Oyster – R 15.00
  • 6 Oysters  – R 75.00
  • 12 Oysters – R 120.00
  • 6 Oysters & a glass of bubbly  – R 100.00
  • 12 Oyster & 2 glasses og bubbly – R 220.00


Burgerlicious :

Lightly spiced Blesbok burger, toasted milk bun, onion marmalade

Smoked Paprika chips



Sticky smoked pork belly wrap, sweet chilli dressing


Pot Pies?

Lamb shank Rogan Josh in a creme fraiche pastry pie



Cheese selection

Cold meats

Potted duck liver parfait

Freshly baked breads

Marinated olives




We hope to see you there on one of the days during the Wacky Wine Weekend & Graham Beck Wines in ROBERTSON!!!