It's Franschhoek Literary Festival this weekend and Franschhoek is going to be BUSY. There's lots going on and obviously we'd love it if you popped into Môreson to stock up on your wine and charcuterie. Actually now that we think about it you could quickly pick up that case of the new Miss Molly Bubbly ... see look how helpful we are.
If you're planning on spending most of your time in Franschhoek we suggest you pay Le Quartier Français a visit. They have a great promotion running over the weekend. If you have lunch there you could walk off with either a R100 Exclusive Books voucher or a bottle of Miss Molly Wine.
We've added a Méthode Cap Classique to the Miss Molly range. It's called Miss Molly Bubbly and it's DELICIOUS! Not only does it taste great but it's also incredibly well priced - selling off the farm at R69.00 a bottle.
We're giving away a case of Miss Molly Bubbly to the person who gives us the very best reason for deserving said case.
So why do you deserve six bottles of our new Miss Molly Bubbly Méthode Cap Classique? Send your reasons to email@example.com before the end of May 2010.
For shipping reasons you need to please be based in South Africa to take part in this competition. So to all our international readers I'm sorry ... maybe next time?
Taste the Tasting Room
You book for an evening in the Tasting Room - from the 3rd till the 16th May 2010 - and for just R350pp (excluding wine) they will surprise you with a unique menu designed by Margot Janse (and her team).
The aim of this offer, and the special menu, is give local diners the opportunity to taste the best of The Tasting Room and some of Margot's all time favourite dishes.
As per usual with all great offers it is subject to availability and terms and conditions apply.
To booking call: 021-876 2151 Ext. 440 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. I'll be having dinner at the Tasting Room next Friday (the 14th of May 2010) so if you're there come on over and say hi. If I have food in front of me you can be guaranteed that I won't bite.
We love Neil Jewell and everything that he creates and we're always delighted when other people love him (and everything he creates too).
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Jamie Who attended The Pig and, judging from the review, he thoroughly enjoyed his experience. The review is well written and an all round fantastic read. Serious we're not just saying that because Jamie said such nice things ... we genuinely enjoyed it. In fact we're long time fans of Jamie Who, we dig him in a totally non-dodgy kind of way.
If you'd like to read Jamie's review of The Pig click here.
Neil Jewell, Charcuterie King and head chef at Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant, will be the opening act at Liam Tomlin's newly opened Chefs Warehouse in Cape Town.
Neil will be presenting a three hour charcuterie course, called The Pig, that is - knowing Neil - going to be interesting, fun and hugely entertaining. In fact Neil is rumoured to be bringing his own pig so it's certainly going to be unforgettable!
At the end of the course participants will have the opportunity to dine out on three of the dishes (all paired with wine) that they have prepared.
There are lots of take homes from the course, including comprehensive crib study notes.
The course costs R575, which is a complete steal! It takes place this Wednesday evening (18h30 - 21h30) so if you're interested we suggest that you book now.
For more information visit www.chefswarehouse.co.za
Finally some information from those directly involved in the harvest apparently it's going (and I quote) "going very smooth and everybody is very happy".
This is a good thing. Sometimes harvest has a way of getting completely out of control. One minute everything is fine and the next it's gone C.R.A.Z.Y! Thank goodness that's not the case this year.
My favourite piece of the latest harvest report was this gem - "we'll continue our (post harvest) irrigation program on the blocks (as we finish harvesting the block). We do not want them to go into stress now - they've done their job well."
It's no wonder the grapes looked so glorious - they get treated like guests at a 5 star resort. Being a Môreson vine is certainly living the life.
With harvest well on its way I think it's time for some pictures. They're typical harvest pictures although our grapes are definitely the best looking. If there was a Ms Grape 2009 title I think we'd be the clear winners.
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ATTENTION: This week we should have some exciting interview pieces with the winemaker and some of the other key players at Môreson. Cross those fingers and start getting excited!