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Neethlingshof Teams Up With Popular Masterchef Australia Contestant

The award-winning Stellenbosch wine estate Neethlingshof recently showed the versatility of its wines by matching some with delicious food dishes created by well-liked MasterChef Australia contestant Alvin Quah. The fun and insightful workshop took place at the state-of-the-art Pick ‘n Pay Good Food Studio in Johannesburg and were attended by both food lovers and wine enthusiasts.  Charismatic winemaker De Wet Viljoen narrated humorous and informative stories about the estate and its wines, while Alvin shared his own history, experience of contending with the best in MasterChef Australia and his love for cooking.

Guests were treated to a variety of wines and scrumptious tasting portions of each dish, giving them the opportunity to discover wine and food pairing and how satisfying it can be.   Neethlingshof Gewürztraminer 2011 was paired with to-die-for Asian-style king fish tartare while melt-in-the-mouth rib eye steak with Chimichurri sauce was complemented by Neethlingshof Malbec 2010.

Scallops with lime and lemongrass salt was served with Neethlingshof Unwooded Chardonnay 2011 and Greek-style lamb with Neethlingshof Short Story Collection The Owl Post Pinotage 2009.  Chicken arrabiata harmonised perfectly with Neethlingshof Short Story Collection The Caracal 2007, a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blend.  The estate’s gorgeous noble late harvest nectar, Neethlinghof Short Story Collection The Maria 2010 and steamed fig and coconut dessert provided an elegantly graceful and sweet ending to a perfect evening.