Winter time and the livin' (and entertaining) still easy, says Two Oceans
May 16th 2012, 09:21
Who says easy living is just for summer? Try this quick and elegantly simple recipe devised for Two Oceans by well-known foodie Justine Drake. She reckons the chilli sauce will raise the temperature just enough to counter the cooler weather and suggests pairing it with the newly released 2012 Two Oceans Pinot Grigio. Light, aromatic and very food-friendly, it’s one of the few wines produced from this cultivar in South Africa.
Although one of the most popular wine varietals in the US, Europe and the UK, local plantings of Pinot Grigio account for no more than around a quarter of 1% of South Africa’s national vineyard of just over 101 000 ha.
The 2012 Two Oceans Pinot Grigio is brilliantly clear with flashes of green and has a subtly floral nose with hints of dried peach, apricot and litchi. “Its refreshingly fruity palate just begs for a dish with a bit of a bite,” says Two Oceans spokesperson Ebith Jurgens.
“The wine makes a great partner to Asian and Mediterranean foods and its unusually silky texture is very appealing,” says Ebith.
The 2012 vintage retails nationally for about R30.Click here for more information on Two Oceans Wines
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Place the water, oil and salt in a mixing bowl and whisk all the ingredients together so they emulsify and the colour changes to light green. Set aside.
Two Oceans Wines asked popular food fundi Justine Drake to devise a simple but delicious dish with a flash of chilli to show off the fruity and floral notes of its new vintage Pinot Grigio.
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