“Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me” – Sarah Bernhardt
Wine lovers, have you ever been in Love? The month of February, each year, brings about the graciously anticipated Valentine’s Day, a day, the world over, which exclusively speaks the language of love. I was a boarder in high school and I vividly remember how colourful this day was. The student body added more colour by exchanging cards and gifts. Though there are a few stories about the origins of this day, I’m sure you’d agree with me, that that four-letter word. ‘LOVE’, is certainly at the centre of it.
Imagine living in a time where you can pick and choose a lover, as you deem fit, for that day, month or year. We all have our own love stories that we celebrate and reflect on when the need arises. I’m a romantic at heart and not one day goes by when I don’t think about love. Mind you, this ranges from love hurting to love making my world go round. Wine lovers, the month of February is in full ‘bloom’ and a lot is happening, including the harvesting of grapes in the Southern Hemisphere. This February wine lovers, adventure against the grain. Push that old lover aside and get comfortable with a new lover. It is after all, Valentine’s Day this Thursday, and the shuffle is all about love. Falling in love with a new wine is what I’m on about wine lovers. Out with the old wine and in with a new wine. Take a Colmant sip and fall in love. Who knows what words will escape from your lips? Did I hear a ‘til death do us wine?
Yes, life is there to be celebrated, and so is Valentine’s Day. Celebrate your day with a bubbly sip from Colmant. The Bubbly Bar in Harare is a mobile bar, run by Talia, and prides itself in providing a personal sip to bubbly lovers. Driven by love for sparkling wines, Talia offers wine lovers a memorable Colmant sparkling wine experience. And thanks to Talia and the Bubbly Bar, I was hosted to a thoughtful and relaxed afternoon of a Colmant sparkling experience. Having visited Colmant Winery a few years ago, and being the romantic I am, I was thrilled to take a stroll down the Colmant love lane.
Colmant Winery is a South African Franschoek Valley based Winery that delights in their work of perfection to provide sparkling wine lovers with a Method Cap Classique (MCC) range with a sip for everyone. MCCs are produced using the traditional method that is still used in the production of Champagne. Now don’t allow yourself to be tempted into calling these sparkling wines ‘Champagne’ as you can only call them by that if they have been produced in a region in France called Champagne. Put simply, MCC is the proudly South African equivalent of Champagne.
The Colmant Sip
Colmant Brut Plaisir NV
For the bubbly lover still looking for their first kiss, this unassuming, fruity and lively blend will bring the sunshine into your Valentine’s Day. Say I love you during this month of February and the rest of the year, and you’re guaranteed a lifetime of sheer ‘pleasure.’
Colmant Brut Reserve NV
This sip is a personal favourite. Platters “Highly recommended” rated ‘signature blend’ will have you repeating ‘til death do us wine.’ It will evoke memories of the love you’ve lived and send you on the path of reliving it this February. Subtle fruit and delicate flavours will bring you and your good company closer with a deeper truth.
Colmant Rosé NV
Talia’s favourite. Nothing says I love you, quite like this charming pink sip. Gentle floral filled bubbles will let that fling blossom into love and connection this Valentine’s Day. Bubbly lovers count next this Thursday and the days beyond towards the creation of a memorable love story glowing ‘prettily in pink.’
Colmant Brut Chardonnay NV
This five star 2018 Platter rated sparkling wine will allow your love bond to be strengthened. Made from 100% Chardonnay, this Blanc de Blanc, will set your tried and tested relationship apart from everyone else. Perfectly balanced, and with a generous depth of flavours filled will freshness, this Colmant sip is the deep kiss your love deserves. My heart and this Colmant sip are synced.
Wine lovers, allow yourself to take on a new lover from the Colmant range. Kiss and sip your way to Valentines Day this February and the year ahead. Celebrate your love and life with a Colmant Sip. Whether it’s with a glass filled with everyday bubbles, or a ‘pretty in pink’ sip, take this Colmant moment to celebrate love. I’ll be celebrating with a Colmant Brut Chardonnay, what will you be celebrating with? Have a Colmant Valentine’s Day and until next week wine lovers, ‘til death do us wine.’
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About the writer:
Lebbie is a qualified passion-filled Wine Consultant who spends quality time with wine through travel, study, wine chat and of course sipping on wines.
?DID YOU KNOW?
“The bubbly wine style appeared in SA less than 50 years ago and is the fastest-growing wine category.” www.timeslive.co.za
This article first appeared in the The Standard Lifestyle magazine.