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June Vinatics: The prestigious event

17 Jun 2011

Hello wine-lovers,

And welcome to possibly the best selection of wines ever at Vinatics! Our lovely sponsors, Old Mutual gave us the pick of the bunch, meaning 6 of the top trophy winners from this year’s competition. Did we indulge? Yup! Did we enjoy? Oh yes! Did we speak Klingon? Well, that’s another story!

If you want to see what we got up and exactly what Star Trek and Klingons have to do with Vinatics, then click here to see the report. Once again we were blessed with wonderful guests and beautiful food – how could the evening not have been perfect? And now it’s your turn to eat, drink and be merry – and hopefully, be a winner as well.

Wines to suit all budgets!
We were so lucky to get such amazing wines for our dinner, but let’s face it, times are tight for all of us and we appreciate that not everyone can spend R100 – R300+ on a bottle of wine – we certainly can’t! But do not despair – you can still join in with Vinatics and win yourself R500 from Cybercellar! Enough to buy you a couple of bottles at least.

Listed below are the 6 dishes from Vinatics with the designated wine match. Alongside this, I have made some wallet-friendly suggestions of similarly-styled wines which you might want to try instead. All you have to do to win is to choose a couple of the dishes, pick up a couple of the wines (either my suggestions or any other ones you feel might work), invite some friends round, cook, eat, drink, take pictures and then tell us all about it.

Chicken Spring RollsBuitenverwachting Husseys Vlei Sauvignon Blanc 2010 – try Du Preez Sauvignon Blanc or Durbanville Hills.

Thai Green Chicken CurryJordan Riesling 2009 – try Nederburg Winemaker’s Reserve Riesling or Villiera’s Rhine Riesling.

Boeuf BourguignonMeerlust Pinot Noir – try Vriesenhof Paradyskloof Pinot Noir, Two Oceans or Groote Post.

Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding –  Hillcrest Quarry Merlot – try Fleur du Cap Merlot, MAN Vintners Merlot or Mzoli’s Mandisi Merlot.

Stilton with Glazed Walnuts - Thelema Shiraz – try Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Shiraz, Overhex Winemaker’s Reserve Shiraz or Laborie.

Apple Tarte TatinPaul Cluver Chardonnay – try Christina van Loveren Chardonnay, Zandvliet Chardonnay or Rhebokskloof Chardonnay.

There will be extra points for anyone insane enough to dress up as a Klingon as well – what more incentive do you need?! Post your entries on your blog or email your pics and report to Waiting to hear from you and wishing you Q’ohplahhh!!

Yours in Klingon



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