August Vin-atics Club with La Motte

Food24's wine club, Vin-atics, has joined forces with La Motte for a Shiraz Experience!

by: Cathy Marston | 02 Aug 2010

Food24’s wine club, Vin-atics, has joined forces with La Motte for the month of August to offer you fabulous wines, delicious food, a great night in and the opportunity to WIN a case of wine!

Don’t belong to Vin-atics yet? Sign up here...

The Wines
La Motte is something of a Shiraz specialist and so this month, they’ve offered us an amazing range of 6 of their Shirazes and Shiraz blends:

•    2007 La Motte Shiraz/Viognier
•    2007 La Mote Shiraz/Grenache
•    2008 La Motte Shiraz
•    2006 La Motte Shiraz
•    2005 La Motte Shiraz
•    2003 La Motte Shiraz

Check out our August Vin-atics Club Tasting Notes... all the info on what they taste like, cool things to say at a dinner party and where you can buy ‘em.

The Food
Food24’s Resident Chef Caro de Waal has suggested 6 different and delicious dishes which she thinks will match each wine perfectly.

•    Aubergine Pate with Cumin and Honey
•    Pork, Pistachio and Apricot Terrine
•    Kassler, Bean and Chorizo Casserole
•    Lamb Chops with Black Cherry Mint sauce
•    Sirloin Steak with Madagascan Pepper sauce
•    Asian Duck Salad
What makes Chef Caro think these pairings with work? Click here to find out, and to agree/disagree or make other suggestions in the comments section below...

The Main Event: Wednesday 18th August at 7pm.
We’ll be cooking the dishes and tasting the wines – and we want you to join us too!

WANT TO WIN A CASE OF LA MOTTE WINES? Grab some friends, download the recipes, pick up a bottle or two of our suggested La Motte wines and hold your own food and wine-matching party.

You can follow us on Twitter at @Vinatics, @LaMottewine or @HeinWine and see what we get up over the course of the evening.

Follow Vin-atics on Twitter!

Food24 @Vinatics stalwarts (Food24 Editor: @SamWilson1, Wine Editor @CathyMarston and Restaurant Editor @chocky33) will be joined this August meeting by top tweeters, bloggers and food and wine lovers.

 If you would like to join in the fun for future tastings, get tweeting now or send us a mail telling us why you would be a cool dinner guest.

But before any of that... SIGN  UP FOR VIN-ATICS, FOOD24’s FREE WINE CLUB. This month win a case of fabulous La Motte wines.

What you get:
A FREE newsletter every month, with our monthly food and wine pairings
A chance to WIN that month’s wine!

What you do:
-    Follow our Twitter antics on Twitter (@Vinatics)
-    Host your own party, and tweet along with us!
-    Post pics of party on our blog (or simply mail us to stand an extra chance to WIN!
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