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From Jamie Goode

Jamie Goode

If you are a bit of a South African wine nerd, you may well have come across bottles with a distinctive white label, with a red key logo to the side and rather plain black script, with the name CAPE WINEMAKERS GUILD prominent. You don’t see so many of them in the UK, but they’re a common sight in top restaurants and collectors’ cellars in South Africa. These are wines that have been sold at one of the Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) annual auctions, and they’re considered to be among the best the country has to offer.

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In Dawn Coventry's glass

Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut NV: Well, if I had to sum this wine up in one word it would be WOW! As a huge fan of fizz my expectations were high and if I am honest, I was expecting to be disappointed. How wrong could I be - this wine is one of the BEST I have tasted and at a fraction of the price. A MAJOR thumbs up from me!

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