1. Ten Thing You Need To Know About MCC

    Ten Thing You Need To Know About MCC
    Méthode Cap Classique, or MCC for short, is the name given to some South African sparkling wines. The quality can be compared to the wines produced in Champagne and it is becoming increasingly popular as it is often more affordable than a comparable Champagne. Here are ten facts you need to know about MCC. Ten Methode Cap Classique Facts: 1. MCC...
  2. Upcoming Wine Tasting Events

    Upcoming Wine Tasting Events
    Hard to Find Wines has a few wine tasting events in the diary over the next few months. We would love to see you join us! Learn more below and make sure you get your tickets early! Le Lude Afternoon Tea Saturday 22nd June at 2pm High Grosvenor in Shropshire £25 Enjoy a glass of Le Lude Brut and Rosé with an...
  3. Ten Pinot Noir Points You Need To Know

    Ten Pinot Noir Points You Need To Know
    Pinot Noir is a very temperamental grape! Here are ten Pinot Noir points that may open your heart to this fabulous wine. 1. Pinot Noir likes a cool climate Pinot Noir does not respond well to a warm climate. The subtle flavours cook inside their thin skin when affected by too much heat and sun. Pinot Noir thrives best in the...
  4. Five Fun Itinerary Ideas - Cape Winelands

    Five Fun Itinerary Ideas - Cape Winelands
    It's the start of the summer season in South Africa and that means it's the time of year that visitors from the UK make their way to the Cape Winelands. Here are five must do's to add to any itinerary when visiting Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. Picnics at Mont Rochelle In addition to the Country Kitchen and Miko Restaurant, Mont Rochelle...
  5. Win a Case of South African Sparkling Wines

    Win a Case of South African Sparkling Wines
    To celebrate summer, we are giving away a selection of some of the best sparkling wines South Africa has to offer! All six bottles are produced using the Methode Cap Classique process used in producing Champagne. The result is top quality Sparkling Wines with a fine mousse and lots of flavour. Enter by clicking here.     The six bottle mixed case includes...
  6. Le Lude Part 1: Where Mathematics & Mystique Meet

    Le Lude Part 1: Where Mathematics & Mystique Meet
    Paul Gerber, winemaker at Le Lude, was teaching mathematics when he got married. “Within a few months of getting married, I convinced my wife to let me go and study oenology at Stellenbosch.” When he finished, he specialised in bottle-fermented sparkling wine and worked in Northern Italy, Champagne in France and Germany. On his return to South Africa he did...
  7. In Celebration of Champagne

    In Celebration of Champagne
    February, the month of romance and love, is in full swing. Valentine’s Day, chocolate and Champagne have been featured everywhere this month. In the world of wine however, Champagne is only one type of sparkling wine. It’s probably the best known but definitely not the only one. But great Champagne is most often less than affordable. There are however, many...
  8. New Arrivals from Franschhoek!

    New Arrivals from Franschhoek!
    Our latest shipment of South African wines has arrived! We are excited to announce that, for the first time, outstanding quality wines from Stony Brook, Le Lude and Infinity Wines are available through Hard To Find Wines. We are also delighted to have received some gems from GlenWood including final stock of the Chardonnay Vigneron's Selection 2015. It's the last chance to buy this vintage so don't delay! STONY BROOK VINEYARDS An old world winemaking philosophy paired with an exploratory planting and assemblage strategy have allowed Stony Brook's winemaker, Craig McNaught to beautifully express the true terroir of their unique position in Franschhoek. Here are four of the wide range of small volume wines we have available from Stony Brook. For the full selection, click here. Continue reading →
  9. Three must-do Franschhoek wine experiences

    Three must-do Franschhoek wine experiences
    If you are due to visit Cape Town for your holiday, make sure you include a trip to Franschhoek to experience some of the Cape Wineland's best wine estates. Franschhoek is one of the oldest towns in South Africa and is situated 46 miles outside of Cape Town, surrounded by mountains and vineyards. The name Franschhoek means French Corner and...

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