First a little icebreaker…
What spectacular weather we’ve had this last couple of days! Hail, rain and sunshine in November – 2012 is bound to be an interesting vintage, and according to VinPro’s viticulturists the industry is optimistic that a good growing season with beneficial rains in November will yield a bigger harvest, despite the decline in area under vines!
Translated – more fantastic wines for all of us to enjoy!
But let’s get to the point at hand, as talking about the weather will only ignore the elephant in the room…
As December is creeping up on us I start to feel a bit of angst – It’s a contradictory month to be taken with a pinch of salt. Sure on the one side you’re a little depressed seeing as you have to buy presents for in-laws, nephews, nieces, friends, close – and extended family, GIRLFRIENDS and WIFES (the latter two being particularly heavy on the wallet), but then again it’s also a joyous time where you can conclude Chapter 2011 of your life, and look forward to starting Chapter 2012 with renewed fervor, ambition – PASSION!
It’s the opportunity to appreciate some time away from work, enjoy memories made with friends, family and loved ones. The opportunity to let sleeping dogs lie, plan ahead, make your resolution and take 2012 by the HORNS!! You’ll inevitably start 2012 with the knowledge that you’re a BETTER YOU.
OK, that’s my pep-talk!
So let’s help you through the home stretch…
In the spirit of the festive season, and with the Franschhoek Magic of Bubbles festival taking place this weekend, I think it’s time to celebrate! And what better way than bubbles!! If you ever wondered what lies behind this timeless and elegant beverage, want to find your favorite producers and their stories from fermentation to bottling – We have the perfect gift.
A gorgeous coffee table book, Celebrating Méthode Cap Classique (by Di Burger) is filled with breathtaking images, uplifting quotes, expressions, poetry and everyone involved in the SA fizz industry! A highlight of the book is the inclusion of scrumptious examples of food and Cap Classique pairings for brunch, lunch and dinner! A sensational read! Right in time for the festive season! Shipping is free anywhere in SA!
Celebrating Méthode Cap Classique Price is R290.00 BUY NOW
Not a big reader? Don’t despair. We’ve managed to get our hands on some fantastic vino for Christmas Gifts
How about a fantastic looking (and amazing tasting) De Grendel Merlot Double Magnum!
A full bodied wine filled with a combination of different berries on the nose. Mulberry, raspberry, and blackberry fruit accompanied by liquorice and mocha flavours that carry through on palate. Well supported by firm French oak tannins. Beautifully presented in a wooden box. Stock very limited. Shipping: FREE! WOW!
De Grendel Merlot Double Magnum R690.00 each BUY NOW
Or if you’re looking for something to complement your Christmas cake and desserts menu, why not try the Groot Constantia Grand Constance 2008? Typical Muscat nuances enhanced by nuances of pineapple, raisins, apricots and honey! Beautifully presented in award winning packaging, this is sure to earn some major brownie points! Shipping is free!
Groot Constantia Grand Constance R495.00 each BUY NOW
If you’re planning on heading to the winelands, or find yourself lucky enough to live here, we all know we need our handy JOHN PLATTER 2012! Updated, revised and simply brimming around the edges with useful information, this is the go to guide for everything wine related!
John Platter 2012 R159.99 each BUY NOW
And off course if these marvelous offerings didn’t tickle your fancy, we have a websitefull of fantastic tasting wines and gifts, shipped to your door anywhere in South Africa!
Now, take a deep sigh of relief, wasn’t that bad was it? Let’s get the season going!
Having a fantastic week!
(Standing in for Fi :) )
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