Right now we’re really enjoying Pinotage, especially the latest vintages released by Delheim … The new Delheim Pinotage 2017 is a wine of alluring mystery and complexity, while the Pinotage Rosé 2019 is fun and floral in character. The Pinotage, a medium-bodied wine with rich, crimson hues, is all cranberry and plum that’s just the ticket for a diverse variety of dishes, even sweets like a salted chocolate and berry ice-cream. The Delheim Pinotage Rosé, however, is fresh, fruit-driven and elegant and pairs very well with winter dishes like spicy curries or a Thai coconut milk noodle soup. Good news for vegans, too … unlike most other wines, only vegetable proteins are used to clarify the juice and wine so it’s vegan-friendly! Pinotage Rosé, R80 to R85 and Pinotage around R145 to R150.
Thai Coconut Milk Noodle Soup (khao soi):
Khao Soi is from Northern Thailand – a noodle soup with an amazing combination of flavours and texture. This soup only takes 15 minutes to make! Pairs well with the Delheim Pinotage Rosé.
200g Roka Pad Thai Noodles
2 tablespoons coconut oil or olive oil
1 onion finely chopped
A thumb size piece of ginger, grated
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 red pepper, diced
1-3 tablespoons Thai red curry paste, the more you use the spicier it gets, you decide
1 can coconut milk
500ml chicken stock
1 teaspoon turmeric
4 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons brown sugar
300g chicken fillets grilled and cubed
Fresh coriander or basil
Prepare noodles (follow the instructions on the packet). In a medium pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add the onion, red pepper, garlic, ginger, red Thai curry paste and turmeric. Sauté until fragrant and golden, about 4 minutes. Add the stock, sugar, soy sauce and coconut milk bring to a simmer and add the diced chicken. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add the noodles and serve with fresh herbs, bean sprouts and a squeeze of lime.