Wine and Food Pairing
Join Garth for a fun filled, informative day investigating the myths and realities of this fascinating topic. You will be inspired and enthused to re-look at the way you serve wines with foods.
WHO IS THE COURSE FOR
Anyone who enjoys wines….from quaffers to serious connoisseurs.
I have had an interest in the wine production of the Cape since the inception of the Wine Route concept which began in Stellenbosch in 1972. After graduating with a B.Soc.Sci. from UCT I spent several years in the Advertising industry in Johannesburg and returned to the Cape at the beginning of the 1990’s and became a registered Tour Guide which led to a more formalised understanding of my region and the Wine production of principally the Stellenbosch/Paarl/Franschhoek areas but also touching on the Breede River Valley and Calitzdorp areas.
I added to that in my 20 years of owning a guesthouse in Newlands, a better understanding of the Constantia Valley vineyards.
Out of personal interest I have also travelled to wine producing areas of Australia, California, France, Greece, Italy and Portugal and latterly the Rheingau and Pfalz areas of Germany.
I was also an active participant in the Quaffers Wine Appreciation Club during my last few years in Cape Town, a club I am keen to resurrect here in Swellendam.
- Notebook and Pen
- 4 June
- 6 August
Food and Wine pairing is a newish buzz-phrase which pops up more and more. We will look at the background to this and examine, in the kindest possible way
- Myths, forcing the issue, trends and trendiness …
- Reality or clever Marketing?
- Wine vs. other beverages;
- Is stemware important?
- Cooking with wine – or spirits;
- How to treat your wines – storage, serving and drinking temperatures, breathing, when to pour, life expectancy in a bottle, screw cap vs. cork, etc;
- Quaffing vs. serious wine appreciation;
- Is there life after the first mouthful?
A vertical tasting from a tucked-away estate on an upward trend, with a fabulous palate of wines will accompany a reasonably extended pairing lunch on this day.
This 1-day course could be done in association with my 2-day offering, Wines of Our Region which lays the basic groundwork for understanding the wines one serves, particularly – but not necessarily – with food.
Your package includes:
Tuition, materials*, excursions*, refreshments and meals during the course. Accommodation, dinners, and transport at own cost.
*Applicable to certain courses. See individual course pages for details.