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December 20th, 2016

Happy Sangria Day {foodie}

Celebrate Sangria day on the 20th
or Everyday can be Sangria Day

There are so many different recipes for sangria you can change it up as much as you like. This drinks variations centers on the type of fruit, the presence or lack of carbonation and the kind of alcohol added, if any at all.

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You can add any fruit you prefer, the key is to use fruit that’s in season in order to get the best flavor. So while citrus and berries are the best for sangria, also consider fruits like peach, pineapple, mango, melon and apple. For the yummiest Sangria let the fruit marinate in the wine a day ahead or at least a few hours before serving.


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You can add a few shots of your favorite liquor and a splash of orange juice.
If you’d like to add bubbles, consider soda water or a citrus flavored soda. Some sangria lovers add honey or sugar as well.

While connoisseurs say it’s important to use a good quality red wine to get the authentic flavor. Sangria can also be made with white wine and is known as sangria blanca. In some parts of Southern Spain, sangria is called zurra and is made with peaches or nectarines.

Add your personal touch by garnishing your Sangria to match the Season or Celebration.



White Christmas Sangria

2 (750 ml) bottles your favorite white wine
1 pomegranate
2 oranges, sliced thin
200g cranberries, about 1 1/2 cups
1 cup pomegranate juice
2 cups ginger ale, or soda water for a less sweet version


Red Spiced Christmas Sangria

2 (750 ml) bottles your favorite Red wine
3 apples, sliced thin
3 pears, sliced thin
3 clementines, sliced thin
2-3 cinnamon sticks
2 tbsp honey or agave syrup

optional: fresh cherries

October 19th, 2012

POT Fest {instagrams}

Source: via Robin Dee on Pinterest

Source: via Robin Dee on Pinterest

Wine Festivals Coming up click here

September 25th, 2012

Wine Festivals {heart}

10 Wine Festivals not to be missed this summer.


1. Pinotage on Tap – 13 October 2012 – 



Tel: 021-864-5050

2. Season of Sauvignon wine festival – 6 to 7 October 2012 –


Tel: 083-310-1228


 3. Breedekloof outdoor wine festival – 12 to 14 October 2012 –



Tel: 023-349-1791


 4. Robertson wine on the river – 19 to 21 October 2012



Tel: 023-626-3167

Source: via Robin Dee on Pinterest


 5. Helderburg Wine Festival – 15 to 18 November 2012 –



Tel: 083-556-3740


 6. iTownship Wine Festival – 3 to 5 December 2012 –

Tel: 021-790-5333 / 082 960 6505


7. RMB WineX Wine Festival – 24 to 26 October 2012 –


Tel: 011-482-5936/5


8. Bottomless Barrels Wine Festival – 21 December 2012 –

Tel: 044 870-7150


 9. New Brighton Wine Festival – 27 to 29 September 2012 –

Tel: 041-408-8400


 10. FNB Mpumalanga Wine Show – April 2013


Tel: 011-482-5936


For more info on these 10 Festivals click here >10-wine-festivals-spring-summer


For information on more upcoming festivals to excite your taste buds, take a look at 15 South African food festivals for the rest of 2012 and South African beer events for the rest of 2012.

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