Health & Food

I have enjoyed great health at a great age because every day since I can remember, I have consumed a bottle of wine except when I have not felt well. Then I have consumed two bottles.
Attributed to a Bishop of Seville

The attitude of reverence that many people have towards wine is perhaps best illustrated with the above quote. There are surely many reasons for drinking wine and as far as Pinotage is concerned it has many things going for it. For one, and most importantly it is enjoyable. Another is that is it red – somebody once said that the first duty of wine is to be red.

Here’s to good health!

Numerous studies have shown that the moderate consumption of red wine could be beneficial to your health. This is because red wine contains high concentrations of resveratrol, an antioxidant that shows abilities to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease. Now it’s simply a case of choosing the best proudly South African Pinotage to open next.

Pinotage and food

When it comes to finding the ideal partner for Pinotage, there is only one rule: good Pinotage, good food. Yet some say there are no rules for food and wine. There are only silly conventions which people are changing constantly. Thankfully, good Pinotage goes well with most good food. The medium-bodied, ‘lifestyle’ Pinotage pairs particularly well with a freshly-caught game fish or a hearty winter bean soup. Or try it with sashimi and sushi. Bobotie, ratatouille and curry also taste better with a glass of Pinotage next to the plate. Full-bodied Pinotage is better suited to venison, spare ribs with a rich barbecue sauce, oxtail or osso buco.

A full-bodied Pinotage, on the other hand, would be better suited to venison, ribs in a rich barbecue sauce, or a decadent osso buco.  When it’s been well-wooded, PInotage is often associated with chocolate flavours, and can even be enjoyed with many sweet treats. Try serving it with dark chocolate truffles, or pop a sparkling Pinotage with some pancakes.

The grape and the wine have an infinite variety of shades and moods, and is limited only by your imagination.