Ah, February! The month of romance and sun-kissed elegance. And what is more elegantly romantic than a glass of perfectly chilled Piper Heidsieck – the official champagne of both the Cannes Film Festival and the Oscars?
Piper Heidsieck is one of the flagship brands distributed across South Africa by Merriment & Co, a young company that is taking on the traditional big guns in importing and distributing fine wines and authentic spirits.
Merriment & Co has tailored its portfolio to offer broad appeal as well as quality. Esteemed uber-luxury brands such as Piper-Heidsieck sit comfortably next to a locally-crafted boutique pinotage, the organic Opulence Private Reserve, as well as firm worldwide favourites such as Sierra Tequila.
Also on the not-to-miss list: Our/Vodka – the result of a challenge to micro-distilleries in key cities across the world to develop a vodka with a tasting profile which reflects their native surrounds. Cape Town locals can currently try the Amsterdam, Berlin and London varieties. While Our/Vodka is not yet distributed in Joburg, Gauteng locals can console themselves with The Dubliner’s Bourbon Cask Aged Irish Whiskey – a distinctly sophisticated tipple.