Valentine’s Day Angel Food, Alida Ryder’s Creamy Shrimp Curry, so good for a dinner for two with Groot Constantia Cap Classique Brut Rosé 2017…

Alida Ryder’s Creamy Shrimp Curry, good with Groot Constantia Cap Classique Brut Rosé 2017

Alida Ryder is a well-known Pretoria cook, food writer, recipe developer and photographer. She has a huge following particularly in the USA. She combines her busy food life with being a wife and a Mum to her twin 12 year old son and daughter.

Alida Ryder on the cover of one of her cookbooks

Always big on flavour, and beautiful to look at, her recipes are beautifully written and so easy to follow. Alida is a prolific producer of material. She has a newsletter alert which goes out when she posts a new recipe. Well worth a follow. Click HERE for her recipe.

Alida’s Naan Bread

Creamy Shrimp Curry, served with steamed rice and Naan Bread, the recipe for both you will find on Alida’s website. Click HERE. You can also buy Alida’s Cookbooks there too.

Read more about Alida Ryder, on her website – CLICK HERE

Groot Constantia Brut Rosé Cap Classique 2017

Boela Gerber, the Estate’s Winemaker, receives a blend of grapes from Floricius Beukes, the Estate’s Vineyardist and his tea. The final wine is made up of 63% Pinotage, 20% Pinot Noir, and 17% Chardonnay.

Boela Gerber in the Groot Constantia Vineyards

The grapes were hand harvested and whole bunch pressed, resulting in a dry and crisp base wine with a low alcohol and fresh acidity. After the first fermentation, the base wine spent 6 months on the lees in stainless steel tanks before racking and stabilisation. The second fermentation took place in the bottle and aged again for another 18 months on its lees. Each bottle was hand riddled, disgorged and corked.

Floricius Beukes, Groot Constantia Vineyardist

From a classical Champagne shaped bottle in clear glass. Closed with natural cork and a wire muzzle. In the glass, the wine is a delicate cotton candy pink with a mass of tiny bubbles rushing to the surface and forming a crown around the edges. The aromas are of ripe red and black berry and tropical fruits. There is an undertow of fresh grated lemon rind and the lovey yeasty baked brioche. The palate is rich and generous, with the vibrant bubbles accentuating the flavours. Clean, dry aftertaste.

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