Red wine and chill time

Autumn is the perfect time to ease into red wine mode. I don’t know if it’s the cooler evenings, becoming a domesticated 30 something or indulging my love for pyjamas, but few things can beat a night on the couch with a bottle of red and House of Cards on Netflix. So, put on your slippers and enjoy these two well-priced reds.

KC pinot noirKlein Constantia KC Pinot Noir 2014

Recently I went to Tuning the Vine, a brilliant wine tasting event that sees Cape Town CBD getting its very own wine route. Here I was excited to try Klein Constantia’s KC Pinot Noir, which is ridiculously well priced at R75 a bottle from the estate (most Pinor Noirs are in a much higher price bracket). Light and easy to drink, it’s got red fruit flavours such as cherry with a dash of smokiness. Do serve it chilled.

Price: R75.00 a bottle



kanonkp kadetteKanonkop Kadette Cape Blend

This entry level red is undoubtedly a South African favourite that hardly needs any introduction. Easy to find at most supermarkets and well-priced, it’s a blend of Pinotage (57%), Cabernet Sauvignon (26%), Merlot (14%) and Cabernet Franc (3%). Dark berry flavours and a hint of coffee (must be that Pinotage!) make it a very accessible red. It’s the perfect crowd-pleaser to take to a braai.

Price: R85.00 a bottle

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