Celebrate What Matters with Graham Beck Cap Classique

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The beauty of celebration is reflecting on old memories as you create new ones. From the popping of corks to the roaring of laughter as bubbles tickle your palate. Christmas lunches spent indulging in conversation and sparkling wine; clinking glasses and counting down the New Year as fireworks ignite the sky, it’s all magical. This festive season, we invite you and yours to celebrate what matters with Graham Beck Cap Classique and these recipes.

Graham Beck Cap Classique

Graham Beck has a sparkling wine for every occasion, from New Year’s Eve soirées to celebratory toasts. We’ve created delicious canapés that will impress guests, and the perfect roast for a festive feast – each paired with an offering from the Graham Beck Cap Classique Collection. Here’s to adding a little sparkle to your festive season.

Oysters with Watermelon & Lime Granita

Celebrations are meant to be grand, and your bubbly should be no different. Launch your festive celebrations with the Graham Beck Brut NV Magnum – there is a certain sense of theatre of pouring them and the larger format creates an impressive air of generosity and conviviality.

Fresh lime aromas and the rich blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Graham Beck Brut NV Magnum pairs beautifully with seafood dishes.

Nothing says ‘opulence’ like oysters, it’s a delightful delicacy and the perfect palate cleanser, enticing your guests for what’s to come. Focusing on summer flavours, we’ve topped our freshly shucked oysters with a zesty granita that’s ideal for any summer fare. The contrast of the sweet watermelon and lime against the briny oysters is sublime. Take your guests on a taste journey and serve your canapés with endless bubbly, as any good host would.

Recipe for Oysters with Watermelon & Lime Granita

Corn Esquite Canapé with Grilled Prawns & Avo Crema

Welcome the new year with friends and treat them to these inviting canapés that call for a bottle of Graham Beck Ultra Brut, the ideal choice for a vibrant yet elegant gathering. This unique style of wine can only be crafted in exceptional vintages and from the highest quality cuvée juice that can sustain up to six years on the lees. This Cap Classique was made with no additional sugar in the dosage, containing only the wine’s natural residual sugar at less than 2g per bottle. Lower in sugar yet fuller in flavour, this is the perfect choice for summer sipping.

Citrus flavours in this mouthwatering canapé pair best with Graham Beck Ultra Brut, a vintage and bone-dry sparkling wine.

Mexican-inspired corn esquite comes alive with smoked paprika and aromatic garlic in these canapés, which are deceptively simple to make yet serve all the charm of a high-end appetiser. Lime juice and fresh coriander complement the grilled prawns, while the avocado crema base and corn esquite are a textural delight. Create the perfect party-ready canapé, serve them out of small glasses or canapé spoons to truly impress guests.

Recipe for Corn Esquite Canapé with Grilled Prawns & Avo Crema

Beef Carpaccio Canapés with Horseradish Cream

Take your house party to restaurant-worthy heights with these stunning Beef Carpaccio Canapés. Elevate the flavours with the heady complexity of the vintage Graham Beck Pinot Noir Rosé.

Subtle berry spices combined with buttery notes make Graham Beck Pinot Noir Rosé 2017 the ideal choice for this canapé.

The delicate and melt-in-mouth flavours of the beef carpaccio are enhanced with a slight heat from the horseradish cream, while the buttery and toasted brioche adds texture. We’ve garnished our canapés with baby capers for a tart note, and finished them off with micro herbs and edible summer flowers. Lastly, pair with Graham Beck Pinot Noir Rosé – a sparkling wine enough to make any guest blush.

Recipe for Beef Carpaccio Canapés with Horseradish Cream

Roast Duck with Cherry Citrus Glaze

Festive gatherings are incomplete without impressive roasts and celebratory toasts. Raise a glass of Graham Beck Blanc de Blancs and make the most of your feast this Christmas.

The green fruit aromas and underpinned spices of Graham Beck Blanc de Blancs delicately balance bolder flavours in this dish.

Treat friends and family to a sumptuous feast with this succulent Roast Duck. We’ve infused it with lemon, garlic and thyme, and a delectable cherry-citrus glaze. The slightly bitter and zesty grapefruit balances the sweetness of the cherries. The result? Piquant duck with crispy and golden roasted skin that’s utterly divine. Top it off with fresh cherries for a festive flare, and serve with duck fat roast potatoes. It doesn’t get more special than this!

Recipe for Roast Duck with Cherry Citrus Glaze

Celebrate this festive season in style and explore the Graham Beck Collection.

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