Unusual wine pairings - are you up for these taste sensations?

2017-03-01 20:00 - Shalini Tewari
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Located in the heart of Robertson, Four Cousins is the perfect place to visit for a day trip from Cape Town. The new venue incorporates the natural beauty of Robertson, which creates a cosy atmosphere and the feeling that you are far from civilisation; even though it is located off the busy Voortrekker Avenue.

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The new venue is a refreshing blend of traditional and original concepts. The clean lines of the modern and minimalist architecture juxtaposed by the huge ancient trees that surround the property set the tone for the unique tasting experience that combines the old and the new.

Four Cousins, Four Cousins tasting, wine tasting

Four Cousins, Four Cousins tasting room, wine tast

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For the sweet tooth – the sparkling wine pairing


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The sparkling wine range has a fragrant floral perfume and flavours of exotic spices and tropical fruits. It is paired with peppery and rich cheeses, as well as a strawberry meringue for the ultimate kick of sweetness.

An original surprise – the family pairing

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The classic Four Cousins wines are paired with some family favourites like breakfast biscuits, Liquorice Allsorts, Turkish delight, Strawberry Whirl and Zoo Cookies.

Olive twist – the Olyfberg pairing


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This pairing combines Olyfberg product favourites - olive oil, balsamic vinegar, tapenade and olives with two red wines from the Four Cousins Singles range.

Full of fun – the fan platter

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Imagine everything you’ve ever loved on one tray. The fan platter has a red and a rosé from the original range, a snifter of Four Cousins’ marula flavoured cream liqueur and a delightful rosé granita topped with powdered fennel paired with biltong, fudge and chocolate.

Drink responsibly – the skinny pairing

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For those who want something light and less loaded, this is the pairing for you. The skinny pairing presents a white, rosé and red from the Skinny range combined with chocolate-coated nuts, cranberry health bar and pistachio nuts. These wines have less alcohol content and fewer calories than other ranges.

Wine not – the Scottish cousin pairing

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Four Cousins extended family – Van Loveren has added whisky to its extensive range of products. The Scottish Cousin pairing presents a 5, 8 and 12-year-old blended whisky experience with nougat, toffee and a Sweetie Pie.

Underage drinkers – the zari and kiddies platter

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The Zari Platter is for those who don’t want to miss out on the experience, but don’t want to drink alcohol. The Zari Non-Alcoholic range is paired with tasty smoked cheese, peri-peri cashews, brie cheese and cranberry nougat.

The Kiddies Platter includes grape juices with sweeties so that the kids don’t feel like they are missing out.

Not everyone loves wine – Fiver Party Platter and Boet Beer Tasting

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If wine is not your thing, try the Fiver range for a taste of four unique flavours like ginger, pomegranate, strawberry and litchi, and apple, lime and cucumber ciders paired with popcorn, candy floss, and blue cheese and nachos.

Boet Beer is brewed at Four Cousins and guests can enjoy a choice of lager, pilsner, IPA or Weiss.

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Dining delights

Kick back and relax to enjoy this eclectic tasting experience or enjoy a tasty meal at the family-friendly restaurant or formal dining area. With an extensive dining menu, you're sure to find something that will tickle your taste buds even further.

Four Cousins, Four Cousins tasting room, wine tast

Four Cousins, Four Cousins tasting room, wine tast
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With so many options to choose from, you may have missed one of their many great products on offer. The complete range of Four Cousins products are available for purchase in the gift shop on your way out.

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Book your experience via email at tastings@fourcousins.co.za or call 023-615-1505.

Visit the Four Cousins website to find our more.

Shalini Tewari is a freelance travel writer and photographer for Traveller24 and was invited by Hot Oven Marketing for the experience.

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