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November Vin-atics with Solms-Delta Wines

What to drink, what to eat, how to have a fab dinner party - the lowdown on Solms-Delta and Food24's Vin-atics club

by: Cathy Marston | 03 Nov 2010

Food24’s wine club, Vin-atics, has joined forces with Solms-Delta for the month of November 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
Solms-Delta make some of the most original and interesting uniquely South African wines - read more about them here. We’ve chosen from both their ranges this month:

•    NV Solms-Astor Cape Jazz Shiraz
•    2010 Solms- Astor Vastrap
•    2010 Solms-Astor Langarm
•    2010 Solms-Delta Lekkerwijn
•    2010 Solms-Delta Amalie
•    2007 Solms-Delta Hiervandaan

Check out our November 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 foodie, Aletta Lintvelt has suggested 6 different and delicious dishes which she thinks will match each wine perfectly.

•    Charcuterie and Chicken Liver Terrine
•    Cherry and Chocolate Mini Puddings
•    Moroccan Chicken Pie with Saffron
•    Mussels with olives and Gremolata
•    Chilli Snoek Pate
•    Penne with Fillet, Gorgonzola, Rocket and Peppadews

What makes Aletta think these pairings with work? Check out the tasting notes and click here to see other dishes she thinks will be just as good!

The Main Event:  Tuesday 23rd November 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 SOLMS-DELTA WINES? Grab some friends, download the recipes, pick up a bottle or two of our suggested Solms-Delta wines and hold your own food and wine-matching party.

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

Food24 @Vinatics stalwarts (Food24 Editor: @SamWilson1, Wine Editor @CathyMarston, Food Editor Aletta @foragefood and Restaurant Editor @chocky33) will be joined this November by the following tweeters:

@Jane-Anne62 – blogger and tweeter
@BrianBerkmanZA – journalist and gourmand
@undomestikated - Kate Lickorish, blogger, diner and drinker!
@drizzleanddip - Sam Linsell, food stylist and owner of The Smoking Shed

 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.


Solms-Delta have upped the ante this month and are offering not just one but TWO fabulous prizes to our readers. All you have to do is select a couple of dishes from our divine menu, buy a bottle or two of any of the Solms-Delta wines, have a few friends round, cook, eat, drink, take photos and then TELL US ALL ABOUT IT!!!

The best report will win not only 6 bottles of delicious Solms-Delta wines, but also a fabulous gourmet picnic for two worth R270 at Solms-Delta's gorgeous restaurant, Fyndraai! And for the runner-up, they are offering two free tickets to one of their Summer Sunset Concerts which include a Fyndraai braai and are worth R340! Do you need any more incentive? - get cooking, eating and drinking NOW!
Want to see the fun we had in October? Click here.

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