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February Vin-atics with Welmoed Wines

It's big, it's back and it's BRAAI TIME!

by: Cathy Marston | 31 Jan 2011

Welcome to the first Vin-atics of 2011 with this month’s partners, Welmoed Wines We’ve got great food, wonderful wines and the chance to win a case of them for yourself!

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Want to know more about Welmoed? Click here to find out.

The Wines
Welmoed have a great range of well-priced, all-day, everyday wines. We’ve chosen these six from their range:

2010 Welmoed Sauvignon Blanc
2010 Welmoed Chenin Blanc
2010 Welmoed Chardonnay
2010 Welmoed Rose
2009 Welmoed Shiraz
2009 Welmoed Merlot

Check out the Vin-atics tasting notes by clicking here for more information on the wines.

The Food
It’s hot and summery out there and because the Welmoed wines are perfect for relaxed, alfresco occasions, we’ve decided to do a braai this month! Food24’s chef Aletta has put her head together with South Africa’s leading braai-men, Pete Goffe-Wood and Jan Scannell (aka Jan Braai) and come up with the following delicious dishes:

Caponata with pita breads
Mexican Spiced Chicken Tacos with Roasted Corn Salsa
Curried Sosaties
Beetroot with herbed butter
Chickpea and Lentil Burgers with melted Cheese
Ribs with Sticky Chilli Marinade

For all the details on why we chose these dishes and for links through for the recipes, click here.

The Main Event
We’re going to be braaiing some of these dishes and drinking all of the wines on Thursday 3rd February. Joining us will be Pete Goffe-Wood – celebrity chef, owner of Wild Woods restaurant and all-round great bloke, Jan Scannell – aka JanBraai, holder of the world braai record and founder of Braai4Heritage Day and Dion Martin- aka TVDionysus, no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is wine blogger and  book publisher.  You can follow events on Twitter @vinatics or on any of us individually.

The Vin-atics Challenge – win a case of Welmoed Wine!

We know that you’re all great cooks and drinkers out there so we want you to have a go too this month! All you have to do is

•    choose a couple of the recipes above
•    get hold of a bottle or two of Welmoed’s wines
•    invite a few friends round and have a braai!
•    take lots of pictures and either send them to us telling us how it went or post on your blog and send us the link.

The best report sent to us before the end of the month will win a fabulous case of Welmoed’s wines. Happy braaiing!


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