Monday, 17 March 2014

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Come wine with us Road trip to Laborie Paarl

On the 1st of March Come wine with us did our first official Road-Trip to Laborie wine estate in  Paarl. For the team at CWWU it’s all about safety first, followed by partying  up a big storm. We decided to hire a 60 seater bus so that no one would have to take on the responsibility of driving there and back  again under the influence of alcohol.  Our first group of #CWWU friends got on our bus with high spirits and loads of “gees” at the V&A Waterfront. 

Next stop was Durbanville, Tygervalley where most of our doctor and lawyer/advocate #CWWU members live who  love the idea of a “Arrive ALive” road trip with #CWWU. The trip  to Paarl took about 30 min and it was a beautiful scenic trip indeed. We overheard some of the #CWWU members saying that it felt like being a tourist in your own country which it definitely was . When we arrived at Laborie, we were taken on a  cultural tour up the mountain where they chatted to the group about the Anglo Boer war statues, that were built and resembled different meanings of the war.

Whilst walking back to the Manor house, each guest was treated to a glass of Blanc de Blanc Cap Classique from Laborie and received a little bit of info regarding the Manor house and its  history. Ever guest was really looking forward to the  local made chocolate that was especially created for the Laborie wine range. 

Chocolateier, Annelize Morkel from Feat de Renaissance explained to us her inspiration behind the creations of the chocolates, while wine maker Cobus Van der Merwe informed us about the harvest and the varieties of the wines we were to be tasting on the day.  One specific bottle that everyone was pleasantly surprises with, was the Laborie Brandy! Really special and very delicate.

At approximately 12:00 when we had completed our tasting, our members were quite peckish and were looking forward to an end of Harvest Buffet lunch with Chef Mathew Gordon and his team. The tables displayed Pate de Champagne with red onion marmalade, fresh marinated mussels with jalapeno and herb vinaigrette, calamari and chorizo salad with pepperdews and coriander dressing.

 Plenty of Charcuterie platters, apple wood smoked chicken, honey and apricot glazed gammon and plenty more! We were spoilt beyond and back! Winelands cheese boards and preserves was then served and went down very well!

Wine was flowing in abundance with live music from Slow Jack that just put everyone into that lazy Saturday lunch vibe ( Bouels were also provided for the rest to enjoy and play on the lawn for those who felt like interacting a little bit more than just drinking and eating.

Last but definitely not least, guests were also treated to a special Laborie “Genot boks”, a 6 box wine selection of the best wines of the day that they could buy at a fantastic discounted price. Our guests loved the idea of a genot boks to take home and to let them remember their awesome road trip to Laborie.

At 15:00 it was time to leave and everyone was very reluctant to end such a perfect day out in the wine lands.  The ride was quite enjoyable back home and was shared with a few good laughs.

We would really like to thank Laborie for spoiling us on such a perfect day out! We will def be back and I am sure a few others as well.

Un till next time, Bon Voyage!

Lots of foodie and wine love

Come wine with us Team x

To read what others thought about us click onto the following links:

Candice Bresler from A Gorgeous Life

Alex Read from Cape Town Insider

Come wine with us Jozi with KWV Classic wines at Voodoo Lily Cafe

After deliberating whether we should broaden Come Wine With Us’ horizons, we finally decided to make the move and jumped straight into the warm loving arms of Jozie,  with KWV classic wines and Lindt chocolate supporting us all the way.   

Not only did we offer an intriguing food and wine pairing at one of the most special restaurants in the heart of JHB North – Voodoo Lily Café – KWV and Lindt decided to spoil our beautiful guests with a chocolate and wine pairing as well. 

The two evenings in JHB were both equally successful, with both nights running smoothly without any hick- ups along the way.  Not only did the Come Wine with Us, KWV and Voodoo Lily team work long and hard hours, we all  had so much fun and formed great friendships in the process.

Come wine with us wanted to create an outstanding first impression for our new Jozie guests. We wanted to offer them an experience that they would not easily forget.  In light of this,  we  decided to approach Voodoo Lily Café.  We love their vibe and what they stand for – supporting local suppliers, fair trade and the organic route.

The guests were welcomed with KWV’s fresh and crispy Demi Sec Sparkling bubbly alongside Voodoo Lily’s salmon pastry canapé.  While guests were busy getting warmed up outside Voodoo Lily they were also shown to their seats, for the exciting chocolate pairing to begin.

After all guest were seated CWWU did a brief introduction of who and what we are. Starting with 6 people around our kitchen table in Cape Town, and growing to more than 800  members   within only two years  brought a  tear to our eyes as  February was our 2nd year birthday.

All in all the KWV classic wines and Lindt chocolate pairing, was a great start! Guest really enjoyed the experience of  tasting wine and chocolate together and that it actually works!

For our starter we were treated to a glass of KWV Chenin Blanc 2013 that was stunning in its own way. It is absolute value for money at R43 per bottle (Gold at Michael Angelo Awards!). Green grassy notes on the nose and tropical on the pallet.  This was beautifully paired with Chicken Korma Spring rolls served with chutney, mango salsa and garnished with coriander. Perfect match!

For the main course we were keen for a bold Merlot and that was what we got at a  STUNNER of a price of R65 per bottle! This was beautifully paired with  Free range beef point rump served with deluxe mashed potatoes, seasonal greens and mushroom valute. Sam and Beth added a little bit of KWV Full cream Sherry to the valute which took the sauce  to a different element! Yummy combo and always a winner!

Dessert was something different of sorts but actually worked amazingly well. Breathtakingly delicious Grogonzola Dolce served with candied nuts, homemade gingerbread biscuits and fruit. The full cream sherry was paired with this delicious dessert and which gave the sherry a new lease of life than just a mere aperitif!

The vibe was cosy and ambient, lights were dimmed, candles on all the tables followed with relaxing background music.  And to top it all off, the guests were absolutely amazing.  They all had great energy, lots of laughter and shared our excitement.  We would not have been able to be a success for this evening if it was not for our guests – What an awesome Jozi crowd – Thankful for having the privilege to get to meet all of you.

We would really like Jozi to follow our trend and share their experiences like we are doing in Cape Town. For us it’s about sharing knowledge, product and place while meeting new and like minded people.

To view what others had to say about our event have a look at the following blogs and print media:

Crystal from Joburgs Darling

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Come wine with us Feb and March 2014 Invites

You are invited to join us for our first events of 2014!

We will be hosting two events, one in Cape Town and the other in Johannesburg.
What..?! Johannesburg, that’s right! We will be bringing a bit of Cape Town with us to GP.

If you haven’t attended our events before or do not know who we are - check out our blog or Facebook page to view our past events.

We kick off with our first event in Johannesburg where we will be bringing you KWVclassic wines for you to experience. The wines are paired with a three course meal and some great prizes on the evening, all for the special CWWU price of R300 pp!

Cape Town: 
For the month of March 2014, you will be treated to a road trip to Laborie Wine Estate , in Paarl. Food, unlimited wine and transport all included for a special CWWU price of R385 per person!

The invitations to the events are below - have a look and book on line BELOW EACH INVITE

If you would like to find out more about Come Wine With Usplease go ‘like’ our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter. Invite your friends, family and colleagues to an evening not to be forgotten!

Here’s to another year of fun, great wine and delicious food!  

Monday, 9 December 2013

Drunken Amarula Malva pudding recipe clip

As part of the festive season cheer we are very excited to introduce to you our second series of recipe video clips. We will be posting each week a recipe clip here on our blog and also via our social media channels.

Our third clip for the festive season is Drunken Amarula Malva pudding to end off an awesome Christmas lunch or dinner.

Please do subscribe to our YouTube channel if you would like us to keep you posted on the latest events and stories.

Comment below or on our clip and tell us what you think!

Lots of  foodie and wine love.

The Come wine with us team

Saturday, 7 December 2013

WIN with Come wine with us - Festive boxes

To end of 2013, Come-Wine-With-Us will be giving away a box of Red or White to two lucky winners each week.

In addition to the 6 bottles of wine from Van Loveren you will also receive a complementary 1.5L Olive oil from Olyfberg Olive Products and festive treats from Tierhoek Organic Farm and Cottages in Robertson.

All you have to do is tel us what color box you prefer..

White or Red ?

See you at our events in 2014!

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