Out And About: Friday 23 May 2014

Out And About: Friday 23 May 2014

Last week Friday I was invited to a media lunch to showcase the new look of Drostdy Hof Wines, #newlooktrustedtaste. Lunch was held at Quentin at Oakhurst, Hout Bay and most notably, a special dessert was done for me. The most amazing wine that I tasted was the Adelpracht 2013 which is a dessert wine. This was served with the starter and was a perfect pairing. The wine is slightly acidic and not too sweet. I was given 2 bottles of wine as a gift, and I used the 2013 Pinotage which is a very light, easy drinking wine, to marinade some venison for a carpaccio. Take a look at their facebook page to see which wine you are and stand in line to win! Strangely enough, I am the Adelpracht!

Drostdy Hof Out And About Friday 23 May 2014
Drostdy Hof

The carpaccio was the starter for a dinner party that I held on Saturday night. The main course was a fish pie and dessert a plum tart tatin with ice cream.

Disclosure: I was invited to attend this event. My invitation was not based on me posting about Drostdy Hof Wines. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

Today is Chardonnay Day and to help me celebrate, Van Loveren Family Vineyards sent me 3 bottles of Chardonnay to try out. Follow the conversation on twitter #ChardDay. I cannot wait to try the Christina Van Loveren Chardonnay as the description fives it as a wine with buttery aromas and toasty oak, all the things I love about a good Chardonnay. #VLchardonnay

Van Loveren Out And About Friday 23 May 2014
Van Loveren

Disclosure: I was sent these bottles of wine as a gift. I was not asked to post about Val Loveren Family Vineyard. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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20 thoughts on “Out And About: Friday 23 May 2014

  1. what a lucky lady you are. I had a giggle about the Chardonnay as my daughter and her friends have a rule called ABC – anything but Chardonnay – when choosing wine. I don’t know why, they just don’t like it

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    1. I know a lot of people do not like the woodiness of a Chardonnay but that is the feature I like most 🙂

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  2. Sounds like such a fun party! You can’t go wrong when you have a good bottle of wine!

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    1. That is for sure Monet 🙂

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  3. I really enjoy South African wines! They don’t seem to overpower me as others do! 😀
    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella sharing the blog ♥ Pu’er, WaterlooMy Profile

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    1. Can you get them in Australia?

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  4. Oooh, such lovely gifts! I can imagine how much you enjoyed the dinner. Looked awesome!

    Julie
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    1. Thanks Julie, the wine is always a treat 🙂

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  5. We get some Drodsty Hof wine here in Dubai – but it’s the bag in box wine. Not bad at all though – I use it for Mulled wine and it’s fantastic.

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    1. That is a very good use for the wine Sally 🙂

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  6. What a lovely dinner party, that sounds so classy!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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    1. Thanks Uru 🙂

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  7. Happy Chardonnay Day! I would be more than happy to come over and help you test the wines… Have a super day. BAM

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    1. I would so love to have you over!

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  8. Those wines sound great.

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    1. Thanks Caroline 🙂

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  9. Lucky you! Those three bottles of wine must have been very well received. You do get to attend some delicious events, Tandy. 🙂

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    1. I am always so grateful for the events I get to attend 🙂

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  10. Sounds like a very elegant dinner party! Nice wines!

    ela h.

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    1. Thanks Ela, it was a lovely dinner party 🙂

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