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Sunday 19 June is Father’s Day, and Groot Constantia, Cape City’s iconic wine property that’s the oldest wine producing farm in South Africa, has created a particular Father’s Day present hamper to mark the event.

The present assortment incorporates a bottle of Groot Constantia’s Shiraz wine, paired with a slab of their specifically crafted artisanal Shiraz darkish cherry chocolate, a jar of plump black olives, a bundle of South African fynbos culinary salt, and a handmade leather-based key organizer.

The inspiration behind this particular present was to make it potential to convey Groot Constantia’s much-loved chocolate and wine pairing expertise into individuals’s houses and deal with particular father figures on the identical time. The entire objects within the hamper are regionally sourced and produced too.

Chocolate paired with wine is deliciously decadent, and the mixture of the Groot Constantia Shiraz – with its spicy flavours and aromas of pepper, coriander and liquorice – with the specifically created Shiraz chocolate that has white pepper, coriander and liquorice aromas, and a velvet, buttery cherry flavour, is an ideal match. Darkish chocolate is the simplest to pair and matches properly with deep, darkish reds comparable to Groot Constantia’s award-winning Shiraz.

Some tasting ideas
It’s vital to faucet into all 5 of your senses when doing a wine and chocolate pairing. First open the chocolate and be sure you hearken to the rustle of the paper and slowly tear off the paper to disclose the scrumptious chocolate. Odor the chocolate and savour the aroma. Take a small piece and let it soften slowly in your mouth. To completely admire the chocolate’s scent, ensure you inhale via your mouth and out via your nostril – this enables for the flavours and aromas to completely penetrate your senses. Take into consideration the aroma, contemplate the flavour, texture and the way lengthy it lingers.

Then do the identical with the wine. Have a look at the color, scent it, benefit from the aroma. Take a sip and earlier than you swallow, savour the flavours. Now it’s time to style the 2 collectively. Take one other small piece of chocolate, and permit it to start melting in your mouth. Then take a sip of the wine. As you swallow the chocolate and the wine take into consideration how the flavours work collectively. Are they each equally candy? Do the flavours of the wine and chocolate meet on the finish, or do they stand aside? Is the mixture higher than the 2 separate elements?

The particular version Father’s Day present hamper is offered to buy on-line at www.grootconstantia.co.za or on the Groot Constantia Property throughout the month of June solely and shares are restricted. The baskets retails for R580 and will not be supplied together with any member reductions or vouchers.

For extra info go to www.grootconstantia.co.za or join with Groot Constantia through social media on Twitter, fb and Instagram @GrootConstantia.

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