Welcome to our November Vin-atics with our favourite sponsors, KWV – check out their editorial for their favourite summer sippers. I know the weather isn’t quite playing along at the moment but summer must SURELY be on its way soon so it seemed a good idea to pair a few of the deliciously affordable Classic Collection wines with some of our favourite picnic foods for a deliciously different feast. Here are the 6 wines we’re going to be tasting this month:
KWV Classic Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2011
KWV Classic Collection Chenin Blanc 2011
KWV Classic Collection Chardonnay 2010
KWV Classic Collection Shiraz 2009
KWV Classic Collection Pinotage 2010
KWV Classic Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Click here for all the tasting notes. All these wines are available from leading retailers such as Pick n Pay, Checkers or Ultra Liquors and range in price from R34.95 to R54.95 – outstanding value for money.
Chef Caro has searched through her database for some classic dishes which she thinks will go well with the wines. Here are her ideas:
Smoked Mackerel Pate
Bruschetta with Goats’ Cheese and Fig
Biltong and Butternut Quiche
Spiced Lamb Koftes
Honey and Mustard Chicken Skewers
The Best Chocolate Brownies
What makes her think these combinations are going to work? Check out the chefs notes here.
The Dinner Party – 9th November
We’re very excited about some of our top bloggers who will be joining us for this month’s dinner – Potjie will be trying to make it this time round, along with Ms Scrumptious herself – Jane-Anne Hobbs and Kirsten Zschokke, owner of Miss K in Green Point. They’ll be joined by the usual motley crew from Food24 – Cath, Cathy, Caro and Sam – so follow all the fun and games on Twitter.
Win a Case of Wine!
We really really want to give one of you a fabulous case of these delicious wines for you to enjoy this Summer – and it’s so easy to win it! All you have to do is pick some picnic dishes (either ones from the list above or your own favourites), buy a couple of bottles of KWV Classic Collection wines, invite some friends over and have a great evening. Take pics, blog all about it and the best time gets the prize. Easy-peasy – over to you.