Make it count!
The festive season comes but once a year, so don’t waste the opportunity. Yes, you should show your appreciation and love throughout the year, but no other time has the universe looking at you to make it happen right now.
Which is why we’ve got great news for you. Before your very eyes are the answers you’ve been looking for. Contained within the next brief lines are amongst others, meaningful gift ideas (at special prices too); a recipe that will make you the hero of any occasion; and, an opportunity to get out and see the sights.
Take action, fellow traveller! And whatever you do, be safe.
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The gift to get this festive season
Don’t worry. It’s not weird to give gifts you wouldn’t mind getting. So, let’s just deal with this now. For every bottle of special wine you buy for someone else, get one for yourself. Easy peasy!
We’d particularly like to draw your attention to Allesverloren’s three primo amigos – the Fanie Malan Reserve 2014 (R499), Fine Old Vintage 2017 (R157), and the Red Muscadel 2021 (R187).
They’re all extraordinary and all available online.
Plus, there’s a special offer in it for you. Buy the Fine Old Vintage 2017 and Red Muscadel 2021 as a set and only pay R299. Bargain!
But wait. There’s more. Buy any 12 Allesverloren wines – either at the tasting room, from the online shop, or by placing your order via email to email@example.com – and receive a complimentary Port 1999 magnum. Best hurry though. This special is valid only for the month of December 2022.
How to get that far-away feeling: cook with coconut!
Can’t get to a tropical island for the holidays? No worries: drown your sorrows in this delicious coconut panna cotta with coconut biscuits and serve with Allesverloren Red Muscadel.
COCONUT PANNA COTTA WITH COCONUT BISCUITS – SERVES 4
This dish pairs superbly with Allesverloren Muscadel – a bright, glucosal overload of maraschino cherry delight! But it is not just sweet; the fact that it’s been fortified with grape spirit adds a delicate, fiery note to its heart. Then there are sprightly notes of mint and humbug sweets that add complexity. Satin viscosity makes it o-so-moreish.
INGREDIENTS FOR THE PANNA COTTA
- 45ml water
- 30ml gelatine powder
- 2 x tins 40ml coconut cream
- 1 x vanilla bean, seeds scraped out OR
- 5ml vanilla paste
FOR THE MUSCADEL SYRUP
- 500ml Allesverloren Red Muscadel
- Juice of 1 lemon
FOR THE COCONUT BISCUITS
- 75g flour
- 1ml baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 25g desiccated coconut, plus extra for dipping
- 55g butter
- 35g castor sugar
- 2.5ml vanilla extract
- 5ml milk
For the panna cotta, place water in a small bowl, sprinkle over the gelatine and stir to combine. Set aside for 5 mins or until the gelatine has absorbed the water.
Place the coconut cream and vanilla bean and seeds in a saucepan over low heat and simmer for 3 mins. Melt the gelatine for 30 secs on the microwave’s defrost setting. Then, slowly add the gelatine mix while stirring. Simmer for 2 mins, and don’t allow it to boil. Strain and pour into 6 x 140ml glass containers.
Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set.
For the biscuits, pre-heat the oven to 180°C and line two baking trays with baking paper. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl. Stir in the coconut and set aside.
Using a stand mixer, whisk together the butter, sugar, and vanilla until pale and creamy. Reduce the speed to low and add the flour mixture in three batches. Add the milk and mix for another few seconds until you have a soft dough. Roll the dough into equally sized balls (about the size of a R5 coin) then flatten and dust with remaining coconut. Place on prepared trays and bake for 16–18 mins until golden brown. Cool on a rack.
For the sauce, combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and reduce until thick and syrupy. Remove from the heat and let cool. Drizzle over each panna cotta and serve with the biscuits.
Get uber-chilled with a summer picnic at Allesverloren
Get thee to our picnic pods forthwith! Indeed, the Swartland is all about no-frills relaxation …and good wine. (Always good wine), so we’ve created some hay-bale chill-spots in the dappled light on our lawns to do just that.
Here, you can sit back and take in the views while enjoying picnic platters and Allesverloren wine. It’s ideal for families and solo day-trippers too.
The picnics are available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during this December and January. Platters are priced at R250 for 2 people, and R450 for up to 6 people sharing and includes a complimentary wine tasting per person.
Every platter picnic basket contains a delicious offering of the typical fare – a selection of cold meats, cheese and preserves.
Book with the tasting room at least 24 hours in advance, call 022 461 2589 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s a wrap!
Remember, Allesverloren wines are available online via www.allesverloren.co.za, and can be delivered to your door. For more information, call 022 461 2589.
Stay up to date with events at Allesverloren by following @allesverlorenwines on Facebook and @allesverlorenwine on Instagram.
Our best regards,
From everyone at Allesverloren.