It’s almost that time again, the time for delicious wine at a mere fraction of the price.
The company of winepeopleTM ‘s famous Market Day Sale is happening at Welmoed Wine Estate from the 27th of February to the 4th of March.
Remember it is first come first serve, so be that early bird and catch the wine-worm!
Directions to Welmoed Wine Estate.
Here is the list of wines to look forward to. Purchases are only by the case.
It’s an age old tradition to pair wine with food. Everyone’s familiar with the idea of wine and cheese or wine and chocolate, but how about pairing wine with your braai?
The basic concept of pairing wine and food is to match the flavour intensity of the food with the wine you drink. For example a lightly flavoured piece of meat is complemented by a mildly flavoured wine. This way the flavour of one doesn’t overpower the flavour of the other.
When talking about the flavours of food, what better to you get than your assorted meats on an open flame? Also, anyone serious about a braai(bbq) knows about flavour, knows about patience, and knows that aroma can be as important as taste.
You have all sorts of braai styles, meats, sauces, wood or charcoal, shapes of the actual braai and of course – many different wines. It’s the perfect pair!
Here are a few thoughts on what works.
Try a Muscadel with spicy chicken wings or even with fish.
How about a Welmoed Sauvignon Blanc with grilled chicken?
Welmoed Cabernet Sauvignon pair remarkably well with sauced up ribs.
A Welmoed Merlot can bring out the best in grilled pork chops or a Shiraz with a smoked red meat.
Some do tend to follow the rule that red wines pair well with red meat and white wines with white meat. This is a certainly a helpful hint, but remember there’s nothing wrong with a bit of experimentation.
Next time you light that fire, think of which cork you pop.
We have a few tips on how to make the day of love even more memorable.
It’s very simple to follow the norm when it comes to being romantic on the 14th. You get roses, do dinner and a show, surprise with a necklace and there’s nothing wrong with that. But, maybe you want to spice it up. Make it a night to remember. Just throw the rule book out of the window. Here’s a list to change the game plan a bit.
A romantic movie serves well as an aphrodisiac, but not with 50 other people in a cinema. You want it to be exclusive. Get that laptop, rent a classic, relax in the garden under the stars and enjoy embracing each other.
2: Recreate Your First Date
The first date you were on will always be solid in your recollection. The sparks and electricity were dancing in the air. Try to recreate this as close as possible. Wear the same or similar attire. Go to the same event or restaurant and ask for the exact seats. It’s a lovely way to rekindle the flames.
3: An evening in
How about staying home and doing everything you never have time for. Prepare a marvelous elaborate meal together. Use an excess of rose pedals and candles. Give one another a sensual massage while listening to your favourite album.
4: A Personal Tasting
Imaging you’re connoisseurs of wine and cheese. Choose a romantic setting; take a few bottles of wine and a variety of cheeses. Pretend you’re at a tasting and pairing event and exchange pleasant banter.
5: Drive and Walk
Appreciate spontaneity. Get in the car and just start driving nowhere in particular. Once you have reached the ideal place. Just go for a walk. Escaping the buzz and to simply enjoy nature and ones company.
Go on and embrace the unexpected and really just have fun.
Welmoed Wines has made memories more memorable since 1690 so ,this year, try a Welmoed Merlot or the sensational Welmoed Sauvignon Blanc to make your day of love more memorable.
In the romantic month that is upon us, it’s essential to embrace our senses. Walking through a market, we are overwhelmed by the smell of flowers, brand new teddy –bears and helium filled plastic hearts.
How to truly appreciate ones senses, is to pair the two most important things in life – Wine and Chocolate. Some might think the pairing should be handled only by experts, but it’s easy and fun to do it yourself.
So, if you want a quick escape from this month’s busy festivities and do a wine and chocolate pairing from the comfort of your own home, here’s what you do.
Firstly keep in mind, you won’t necessarily find the perfect matches straight away, but that’s the best part. You have to keep on experimenting, which means more wine and chocolate. A general tip is to match lighter chocolate with lighter-bodied wines and the stronger the chocolate, go with a more full-bodied wine.
Here are a few simple hints to get you started.
Try a Sherry with a nice buttery white chocolate.
A Pinot Noir or the medium bodied Welmoed Merlot will compliment milk chocolate, a creamy mousse or even a chocolate accented cheesecake.
Muscats do wonders with mild milk chocolates.
The Welmoed Cabernet Sauvignon is a marvelous match with dark chocolate.
To end things off, appreciate a well aged Port with a dark chocolate dessert or a truffle.
That’s the basics. So invite someone over, get creative and enjoy your palate.