22 September, 2015
Pairing Suggestions for Indaba WinesComments : 1 Posted in : Announcements, Beer, Wine, Sake, chenin blanc, Food, Product Reviews, Red Wine, south africa, tasting notes, White Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez
Last week, I posted about the Cape Classics National Braai Day contest running through September 28, 2015. As promised in that post, here are my reviews of two affordable, and food-ready, Indaba Wines to help you on your quests to compose a winning entry, and most importantly, have a tasty, tasty, fire-cooked braai meal. Obligatory disclaimer: Both of these wines were provided for free from Cape Classics as part of a media braai kit.
Oh, Rub with Love peri-peri rub, I wish I could use you in time for this contest, but alas, it’s not meant to be with my current travel schedule. Someday soon, you will find your magical pairing with a beautiful grilled leg of lamb or half-chicken –though not at my place, as I do not own a grill. Who wants to invite me over? 😉
I do have a couple of magical pairings for those of you with the time to grill and to pick up a bottle of Indaba Wine over the next week. For the 2014 Mosaic, I recommend game meat in ground form, perhaps in sausages or kofteh. Here are my full thoughts:
And here are my thoughts on the 2015 Chenin Blanc, which I think would go smashingly well with dessert–and yes, you can definitely bake dessert on a grill! It also has potential as a contrasting match with smoked, oily fish:
So go get some game meats or Omega-3-filled fish and get grilling and smoking! Good luck!