Learning about How Wine and Food Pair

Thursday 15 June 2017 Did you know how our sense of smell affects taste? Perhaps you have a blocked nose or been a heavy smoker? Try pinching your nose and then eating an orange segment. Can you taste the orange? Most likely not or not much. Open your nose and you will feel the rush … Continue reading Learning about How Wine and Food Pair

Wine and Food Pairing – 10 Points ©

The 10 most important points for wine and food pairing: Match Weight with Weight: Balance the weight of the wine with the weight of the food. Aim to balance so neither overwhelm the other. Bold, spicy dishes match best with full-bodied and big flavour wines. Powerful Shiraz is good with robust braai and game meats. … Continue reading Wine and Food Pairing – 10 Points ©

Fish (and other foods) with Wanda!

WINE & FOOD WORKSHOP Thursday 25 May 2017 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php http://www.privatehotelschool.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: Not applicable Hotel 33, the Private Hotel School, Stellenbosch was just North of Spier Wine Farm, on the Vlottenburg Road, my course instructions said. It was an easy find and, keen to miss the afternoon rush hour traffic exiting Cape Town, I … Continue reading Fish (and other foods) with Wanda!

April Book Review – ‘Cheers’ and ‘Bon Appetit’

The Food & Wine Pairing Guide - Katinka van Niekerk and Brian Burke (Struik Lifestyle, 2009) - R220 Book: 4.5/5 I purchased the Food & Wine Pairing Guide a couple of months after I bought the 2017 Platter’s South African Wine Guide. It was also after a most informative tasting with the Cape Wine Academy. Red … Continue reading April Book Review – ‘Cheers’ and ‘Bon Appetit’