Picnic pairing with my mom

The weather in Port Elizabeth has been strange lately and today’s weather was super sweet so my mom and I thought it’d be a perfect afternoon to pop out a picnic in our own front yard.

Flagstone Wines has recently teamed up with me and so I thought that today would be the perfect day to try out their wines and pair them with some cheeses.

Something I learned today:

– White wines match best with soft cheeses and stronger flavours
– Red wines match best with hard cheeses and milder flavours
– Fruity and sweet wines work with a wider range of cheeses
– The more pungent the cheese you choose, the sweeter the wine should be

The type of cheeses that work well with the wines I’m trying:

Chenin Blanc: Brie, Goats Milk, White Stilton with apricots or cranberries

Pinotage: Gouda, Parmesan and Cheddar

It was so lovely spending some quality time and laughing with my mom. We LOVED the wines and the cheeses that we paired together.

We started our picnic off with the Flagstone Bush Vine Chenin Blanc. We paired this wine with Camembert cheese on crackers with some strawberries on the side. Finally, we ended off with some Flagstone Pinotage and a mature cheddar cheese on crackers with some grapes. Zoe enjoyed the picnic just as much, because my mom was bribing her with biltong in order to pose for photos!

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Afternoon spent on the beach with Masons.

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I went away last weekend with my family and Emil to Knysna. The weather was so lovely and hot – which we loved! Emil and I juggled both doing work together and then enjoying the time in Knysna.

On Sunday before we left, we went to the little beach on Thesens Island, where we relaxed and enjoyed the hot weather together! We tried a new range of cocktail spritzers my Masons. These drinks were so refreshing and it was pretty cool that these cocktails were already made! I loved the Pina Colada Cocktail spritzer!

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Masons unique ready-to-drink (RTD) wine-based spritzers are made with real fruit juice and natural flavourants. These lovely cocktail spritzers,  are lovely to take with to a pool party or even just to a braai.

Original Mason’s is the only range of Cocktail Spritzers on the market. It’s a world-class product made using only the best ingredients and we’re extremely proud to be bringing it to the shelves this summer.”

Find your favourite Original Mason’s Cocktail Spritzer at Selected Makro’s, Spar Tops and Liquor City nationwide.

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