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BRUSH UP ON SOME JAR­GON BE­FORE YOUR NEXT SPARKLING BRUNCH

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - ADVERTORIAL -

Méth­ode Cap Clas­sique

Yes, this is what MCC stands for. It’s South Africa’s ver­sion of Cham­pagne – the sec­ond fermentation takes place in the bot­tle.

Brut

A fancy way to say ‘dry’. When you drink a Brut MCC you shouldn’t taste any sweet­ness. It’s also the most pres­ti­gious style of sparkling wine.

Ter­roir

Refers to what makes up the unique taste and flavour of wine. It in­cludes the soil in which the grapes grew, the to­pog­ra­phy and cli­mate.

Som­me­lier

Make a good start by pro­nounc­ing it: soh-mell-yay. It’s another way to re­fer to a wine fundi – spe­cialised in all as­pects of wine.

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