In this popular series we feature selected restaurants from around the world. Each chooses a favourite Creation wine, tells us why and recommends a matching dish. This week we welcome the stylish Nigel Pace and Sarah Ord from The Stack in Cape Town

Nigel says:

The choice of wine was not a tricky one! The Creation Art of Chardonnay is a feast in a bottle – everything you can hope for – and I’m a great Chardonnay fan. The wine has a great texture and the oak integration is exceptional! The beautiful freshness appeals to all the senses. This excellent calibre Chardonnay is what white wine is all about. It also reflects the good life – full, sophisticated with layers and layers of loveliness.

Click here to read the complete blog and here to read more about the wine and to buy it online.

UK Wine Lovers – This is for You!

Look out for Creation’s award-winning wines at the WOZANI Three Wine Men Tasting to be held on 6 September at South Africa House, London. The interest in South African wines is at an all-time high and the acclaimed Oz Clarke (wine writer), Tim Atkin (Master of Wine) and Olly Smith (TV presenter and wine columnist) look forward to showing you why.

Click here for more information and here to follow the Three Wine Men on Twitter.

Curry & Spice & All Things Nice

unnamed3Carolyn Martin, Creation marketing director and wine pairing guru, recently discovered that she actually loves curry. “I had a feast cooked for me by one of the best curry chefs in South Africa, Yudhika Sujanani, in her restaurant Holi Cow in Fourways, Johannesburg.”  Carolyn says that over-spicy food is often the enemy of wine and definitely not her favourite. “However, prepared by Yudhika, my dish was incredibly flavourful and fragrant.”

For the 911 of curry you need Yudhika’s book, Curry me Home Again and Memoirs.

For more information and recipes click here.

Creation Launches RSA Icon Campaign

Keep a look out on Twitter and Facebook over the next couple of weeks as Creation honours some of South Africa’s true icons. The campaign coincides with JC and Carolyn’s September trip to the UK and USA. Click here to follow us on Facebook and here to follow us on Twitter.

Vinimark Shows in Gauteng

Through the course of last week, Carolyn Martin and Cobus Aucamp, our Gauteng representative, attended two Vinimark trade shows and a corporate evening. It was great to connect with familiar faces and to meet some new ones.

Welcome to our Little Piece of Paradise

Situated some 18 kilometres from the coastal resort of Hermanus, Creation is more than a wine farm; it is a glorious destination where a warm welcome awaits young and old. Click here to make a reservation. Here is a comment from one of our visitors:

We had a wonderful late lunch at Creation. Eight-course tapas tasting menu with accompanying wines. Service was very attentive and provided great explanation on both food and wine. Some of the wines were still a bit young but paired well with the food. We couldn’t resist ordering a few bottles to bring the experience home. Although definitely more commercial than other wine houses we visited we highly recommend to visit while in the Hermanus area.

– mrepriels (TripAdvisor review)

Events Calendar

Hermanus

27 August 9h00 – 13h00: Hermanus Country Market, Hermanus Cricket Club A small market with a lot of soul where good friends meet hug and eat … You can look forward to an amazing array of fresh organic produce, homemade delicacies, artisan breads, probiotic yoghurts, handmade cheeses, home smoked fish, happy hen eggs, wheat-free bakes and local wines. For more information click here.

18 – 19 November from 16h00: Hemel-en-Aarde Classic Chardonnay Celebration, The Thatch House, Hermanus Imagine manicured green lawns, crystal blue waters, a delightful string quartet and world-class Chardonnay … The Hemel-en-Aarde Classic Chardonnay Celebration takes place for the first time this year, focusing on the exceptional quality and distinctiveness of this area’s cool-climate Chardonnay. While the spotlight will be on Chardonnay, other wines produced by the 13 winegrowers from the Hemel-en-Aarde will also be showcased. Save the date. More information to follow.

Cape Town

26 – 27 August 15h00 – 20h00: Creation Wines at The Collections Wine Bar, The Bay Hotel, Camps Bay This exciting new pop-up wine bar in Camps Bay is run by Xavier Didier in partnership with VNL Events. For more information visit their Facebook page here.

31 August 18h00 – 23h00: Conversations at SunSquare, Cape Town
We are delighted to invite you to the Other Foundation’s sixth Conversations event which this time is hosted by SunSquare, Cape Town. SunSquare Cape Town, located in Gardens, is a contemporary business and leisure hotel. We’ll have exclusive use of the hotel’s covered balcony and bar area for the evening – the perfect spot to enjoy some mid-week networking and socialising over a few drinks. You’ll be welcomed with a glass of award-winning Creation wine.

1 September 18h30: Wine & Food Pairing Evening, SMAK Restaurant, 22 Bree Street, Cape Town  SMAK and Creation Wines are collaborating and would like to invite you to a Wine and Food pairing evening. This will take place in line with September’s First Thursday. Tickets are priced at R560 pp for a five course meal including wine. Call SMAK at (021) 824 5023 or email info@smak.co.za to reserve your place.
Bredasdorp

9 – 11 September 11h00 – 15h00: Wine, Whales and Music De Hoop Collection Nature Reserve, Bredasdorp This very successful musical weekend is always well attended and this year is nearly sold out already. The weekend offers spectacular whale viewing, fabulous wines and incredible music provided by members of the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Creation Wines will be there to show our wines on the Saturday. Booking is essential. Email info@dehoopcollection.co.za to book your spot.

Durban

24 – 26 August, 17h30 – 20h30: Mercury Wine Week, Greyville Racecourse, Durban The Mercury Wine Week opens its doors for the 38th consecutive year! This is a chance for traders, connoisseurs and wine lovers to meet with the men and women who create our finest blends, sampling hundreds of reds, whites, rosés and sparkling wines. For more information go here.

London

6 September 18h00: Wosani Three Wine Men Tasting, The South African House, Trafalgar Square Interest in South African wines is at an all-time high. Find out why as Oz Clarke, Tim Atkin and Olly Smith introduce a diverse selection of some of South Africa’s best wines. Meet the talented winemakers in person to grill them about their magic touch! To book tickets click here.

7 September, 18h30: Creation Wines Tasting, Vivat Bacchus, 47 Farringdon St, Holborn, London Carolyn Martin from Creation Wines in the Hemel-en-Aarde, South Africa invites you to taste their award-winning wines at the renowned Vivat Bacchus Restaurant. For more information, please contact Daniela at daniela@creationwines.com before 5 September 2016.

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8 September 10h00 – 18h00: Intrepid South Africa, Tobacco Dock, Pennington Street, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London ‘Intrepid South Africa’ is Wines of South Africa’s major generic trade tasting in the UK and will focus on the fearless, brave and intrepid nature of South Africa as a winemaking country. For more information click here.

USA

14 September 18h00 – 21h00: Creation Wines Tasting, The Workshop, 1414 62nd Street Emeryville, San Francisco Jean-Claude Martin will be hosting a tasting at The Workshop’s opening night in San Francisco. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

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