I’m not drinking wine at the moment because I’m still breastfeeding so I decided to celebrate #winewithoutrules with you! I don’t think there is any better way to start December than with a bottle of wine. 😉
There are all kinds of rules when it comes to wine. Rules that dictate what you’ll have for dinner, what glass you’ll drink out of, the ideal temperature the wine should be served at and the best season to drink a specific varietal. Red wine is usually reserved for winter, at least according to most oeneophiles (that’s a fancy word for someone who is a connoisseur of wine).
As Paul Coelho so aptly said, “All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.”
Let’s face it, there are far too many rules when it comes to drinking wine and the only rule in Summer should be that you have fun, chill and try new things. Forget the wine snobbery, don’t bother sniffing, sipping and uttering pretentious words, drink red wine in Summer and enjoy it anyway you like it.
There is no reason why, as the temperature rises you can’t enjoy your red vino just as much as a refreshing white wine.
Café Culture, a non-traditional, crafted Pinotage is a great wine for those hot summer days.
You will be amazed at how refreshing a red wine can taste if you chill it before serving and then add some ice when serving.
Adult friendly, ice-cold, red wine desserts are a must have while lazing around the pool.
Try this very cool ice-pop recipe:
Ingredients per 3 ice-pops
29ml of water
½ cup Café Culture Pinotage
Squash all the berries in a cocktail shaker, add remaining ingredients and shake vigorously. Pour into ice-pop molds and place in the freezer for six hours.
Summer is the perfect time to mix up a batch of cocktails.
Another great one is the Very Berry cocktail:
½ glass Café Culture Pinotage (It has distinctive mocha, dark chocolate and toffee flavours with an aroma of fresh berries).
½ cup of frozen blueberries
Grated / shaved chocolate
Put all ingredients into a blender then pour into a tumbler glass and place grated / shaved chocolate on top for garnishing.
If you still don’t believe you have enough reason to drink more red wine this Summer, here are a couple more good reasons:
1. Those who drink red wine seem to have lower risk of heart disease;
2. The term ‘one glass’ is always relative;
3. Wine bottles have such nice labels, which, if you are honest with yourself is why you brought it in the first place;
4. Wine is super portable;
5. You can even consume wine in ice-cream form.
Café Culture is a non-traditional crafted Pinotage with a soft, mocha, dark chocolate and toffee undertone complimented by an aroma of fresh berries. Enjoy a ‘wine without rules’, blended with a subtle coffee mocha undertone. Live Free and enjoy it anyway you like.
Not for sale to persons under the age of 18, enjoy responsibly, don’t drink and drive.
I’m giving 3 x hampers valued at R500 each including: 1x case of Cafe Culture Pinotage, an urban picnic blanket and a set of 4 tumblers.
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