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August Vin-atics with La Motte Wines

Lots of wine festivals on at the moment – Seductive Sauvignons (27th Aug), Dorp Street Champagne and MCC (Aug 28th), Soweto (2nd Sept – 4th Sept), Juliet Cullinan (8th Sept- 9th Sept). All the details are on the Wine Events page. Have fun if you’re going to one of them!

20 Aug 2010

Hello Quaffers,

Is this a great month for drinking wine or WOT?! We had such an awesome time with La Motte and their terrific selection of Shiraz and Shiraz blends this month – it just seems as if the Vin-atics wines are getting better all the time! Or maybe it’s our party-throwing skills or cooking abilities – who can tell?

 Check out the Vin-atics dinner with La Motte Wines!

Either way, you’ve got to take a look at the blog report on how much fun we had at our dinner this month – click here to see all the action. The Shiraz flowed and the cell-phones sang – three cheers for our new favourite sport of iPhone Karaoke! If you want to read more about the different shirazes we enjoyed on the evening, then click here. And if you want to find out about La Motte’s amazing Shiraz Experience event, then click here – hurry, there’s only a few days left if you want to join them!

 Food, glorious (ish) food!

We picked four dishes from the six on offer – click here to see the full choices and links to the recipes – and whilst most of the food was good, Chef Caro has a lot to answer for when it comes to that aubergine pate! If you know a better version, then we strongly advise you to make it instead. Which brings us to my next point – did you know that there is a case of 6 bottles of gorgeous La Motte Shirazes available to the person who makes the best Vin-atics dinner for themselves at home? Front-runner at the moment is Anetha from Cape Town who made the aubergine pate, pork, pistachio and apricot terrine and steak with peppercorn sauce and had a fabulous time. Read all about her dinner party here.

 So why don’t YOU have a go this month as well?

It’s dead easy – all you have to do is get hold of a bottle or two of La Motte’s delicious wines, pick a recipe or two and invite a friend or two to join you. Cook, eat, drink, take pictures, have a great time and then tell us all about it. The case of wine goes to the best entry so email us on before the end of the month.

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