July Vinatics with KWV

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Hello Quaffers!

And so another month of Vin-atics draws to a close! This month, sponsors KWV gave us their newly renamed and re-labelled Classic Collection – a range of wines offering bang-on flavours at extremely good prices.

Working in the wine trade gives you amazing opportunities to try incredible wines both from South Africa and overseas, and it is all too easy to get carried away and think that you live in a world where everything is Grand Cru, five stars and Auction-worthy.

Actually the reality is that you also spend quite a bit of time tasting wines which aren’t worthy of the name; wine which are badly-made, unbalanced, pretentious and just plain crap. So hand-on-heart honesty here – I truly appreciate ranges of wines like the Classic Collection which shoot straight down the middle and are absolutely correct, well-priced and tasty. Thanks KWV – it’s good to know you’re there!

The Unprintable Dinner!

Aka ‘The Blue One’! Boy did we have fun! Unfortunately, we are completely unable to give you too many details for fear of getting blocked by all your servers and never hearing from you all again. It was almost scary to see the enthusiasm with which our guests hurled themselves into the ‘my terrible drunken story is worse than yours’ competition which sprang up entirely unannounced. If you want to read what can be read and/or see pictures of the utterly divine food, then click here.

Can you do better?

If not in food and wine terms, then how about some better drunken stories?! Yes, it’s your turn again to buy a bottle or two of KWV’s Classic Collection wines, pick a couple of Chef Caro’s amazing dishes, have a few friends over and enjoy an evening of good food and good wine. For details of the food and wine matches, click here. We’ve got a case of these lovely wines up for grabs to the person who makes us laugh the most. Email your entries to editor@food24.com or post them on your blog and send us the link.

Happy drinking!




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