No, it’s not a fancy new dance step. And neither is it a novel form of exercise. Kimchi is in fact described as “a staple in Korean cuisine . . . a traditional side dish made from salted and fermented vegetables . . . with a variety of seasonings including chili powder, scallions, garlic, ginger.” And according to foodies in the know, kimchi is fast becoming the rage.
To master the art of kimchi two members of the Creation Culinary Team, Francois Hugo and Jaco Grové, recently attended a workshop at Umami Food Studio in Johannesburg. Founded by Rany Jo, a culinary expert from South Korea, the studio specialises in Asian cuisine.
Creation pairing guru Carolyn Martin sketches the background. “It was Melania from our South Korean wine agent Cape Valley who introduced us to Rany Jo. We soon discovered that this accomplished cosmopolitan chef had been a big fan of Creation Wines for a long time. So, when asked by Cape Valley to pair our wines with traditional Korean dishes, we decided to find out more about Korean food.” According to Carolyn it is especially the elements of umami that pair so well with Creation’s cool-climate wines, creating a perfect taste balance.
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Creating a Vinous Stir
Greg Sherwood MW recently tasted what he describes as the “impressive new vintage releases at Creation”, scoring all the wines 90 points and more. Among the top scores are a 94 for the 2017 Creation Reserve Chardonnay, a 95 for the 2017 Creation Art of Chardonnay and 94-95 for the 2017 Creation Art of Pinot Noir (barrel sample). Greg writes: “Creation is now one of the most successful wineries in the Hemel-en-Aarde / Walker Bay region . . . A very slick operation with a wonderful restaurant and fabulous wines to match, this winery is now regarded as an absolute “must visit” destination if you are visiting the Cape.” Click here to read his article titled “Creating A Vinous Stir – Tasting the Impressive New Vintage Releases at Creation Winery…”
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12 May 8h00 – 12h00: Creation at the 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.
12 May 11h00 – 19h00: Pink Saturday! At Carpe Vinum, Promenaadi Poordi 3, 10156 Tallinn, Estonia
Sun, summer, rosé … Join Carolyn Martin from Creation Wines, South Africa with Kristel Nommik from Carpe Vinum for Pink Saturday. We’ll be opening some of the finest rosé and look forward to seeing you! For more information click here.
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“Food, wine, service and landscape were all exceptional. …..wonderful place to escape to for fine food and wine.” Goodfoodforhealth, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (TripAdvisor)