[1973Brink & Hewitt ad. Aristophanes’s The Birds. 4Every now and then he gets a hankering for a bit of boerewors or mieliepap or a drop of perlies or something — all these worms and goggas every day don’t agree with him.]
1977E.H. BolsmannS. Afr. Wine Dict.Perlant, French term for slightly sparkling wine. Perlé Wine, The same as perlant, slightly effervescent as distinct from sparkling wines...Perlwein, German term for white semi-sparkling wine made in a pressure tank which retains carbon dioxide generated by fermentation.
1981Time 7 Dec. (Liquor Suppl.)We have had appreciable success in introducing perlé wines in East London and in South West Africa.
1982Time 29 Nov. (Wine & Spirit Report)Some time ago we developed the low alcohol perlé type of wine, which we hope will fill a gap in the local market and overseas.
1982Signature Jan. 25Then came the launch of the Cellar Cask, followed by a whole host of bag-in-box wines...These factors, together with the revival of perlé wine and..Crackling in particular, have brought wine sales to a figure exceeding 201000000 litres during the twelve months ending August, 1981.
1985Drum Oct. 7Autumn Harvest Crackling. A delightfully fruity, perlé wine with all the quality which makes the Autumn Harvest range so popular.
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