Who can deny the lure of a good red on a cold day? As temperatures begin to dip, thoughts of warmer food and rich red wines begin to sound oh-so-good… But you’d be crazy to disregard all white wines until warmer weather surfaces again. Here’s why, and which wines to reach for…
The ideal accompaniment to Spring and our newly-released Unwooded Chardonnay 2015…
Is there a better way to spend a chilly afternoon, than by sitting beside a toasty fire at Open Door, sipping Uitsig’s non-vintage Muscat and calling it work? It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it.
Inspired by our very own Muscat (made from the only red hanepoot grapes in our valley, and the 2nd oldest in the country), here’s a fresh take on an age-old favourite, Rum & Raisin Ice Cream. Our version is as easy to make as it is tasty… requiring no fancy ice cream makers or unnecessary stirs along the way. Enjoy!
In our humble and hungry opinions, nothing would compliment Uitsig’s new 5-star white blend this winter quite like a perfectly roasted pork loin. You might have your own family recipe, but as always, Jamie Oliver offers a refreshingly new take on an age-old classic. We dare you to watch his 5-minute tutorial and then not stick a pork loin in the oven faster than you can say ‘cracking crackling!’
When it comes to successfully pairing pasta with red wine, the trick is to ignore the pasta and pay attention to the sauce. Whether you choose linguine, spaghetti, or zoodles as your base - pasta is simply a canvas to deliver the accompanying ingredients.
In celebration of our new Sauvignon Blanc 2015, we settled on a surprising array of starter options that would pair beautifully. Constantia Uitsig’s Sauvignon Blanc 2015 could find no better companion than beside this sexy starter from Uitsig’s own resident restaurant. Gin cured swordfish with avocado puree, green olive beignet, and radish and celery salad.
In pursuit of the perfect dinner plate companion for our five-star Semillon 2014, we dreamt up our own creation. It’s not only easy and super-quick to make, but in our humble opinion, as lip-smackingly moreish as the wine that inspired it.
Compliments of the imitable Jamie Oliver, here’s a super-fresh and yet stylish starter that would positively soar with our 2012 MCC. The citrus notes, the subtle smokey undertones and the surprise twist of pepper will find no better companion than a chilled glass of Uitsig’s bubbly.
In pursuit of the perfect partner for our crisp Sauvignon Blanc 2014, we looked for a salad that was fresh, fruit-driven, yet not sharp or pungent (with overbearing vinaigrettes or strong cheeses). This salad, from celebrated Canadian blogger, Jennifer of Seasons and Suppers, fit the bill perfectly.