Menu – check, décor – check, entertainment – check, wine – well?? It can be intimidating preparing the wine portion of a dinner party when there is always at least one self-proclaimed wine expert in the mix.
From episode 1, of the latest season of Come Dine With Me South Africa, the scene was set with pole dancing host Carmi van Heerdens’ ‘Wine is Wine’ comment. The conversation took speed through the coming episodes with conflicting views on the ideal temperature to serve wines at, to what wine pairs well with different dishes and in many cases the lack of a variety of wines to enjoy at subsequent dinners.
To ensure your next dinner party success (on the wine front at least) the team of sommeliers at Somm Hospitality Enterprises in Stellenbosch, shared some essential wine tips with Come Dine With Me South Africa fans, to get you started and thinking like a connoisseur. The most important tip from sommelier Joakim Blackadder of Somm, “the first rule of wine is there are no rules, it’s all about the enjoyment.”