Why break the bank on French, when we have much better here.

Méthode Cap Classique (MCC), remember those three words. (That’s the South African equivalent of champagne. Mostly because we can’t call our bubbly “champagne”.) Made in the same way, with the same quality, but available at half the price. Try Pongracz and JC Le Roux’s La Vallee if you’re just starting out and jump to Graham Beck when you’ve found your feet. Seasoned pros with educated palates should try something from the House of Krone – get Nicolas Charles Krone Marque 1 if you’re celebrating something really special.