Sunday, July 11, 2010

Fill your Glass for the World Cup Final

Time to Fill your GlassImage by your-lisbon-guide via Flickr
Just got to be Vin de Constantia in one of those glasses.

To celebrate the Sweetness of Success


Jane Austen's character Mrs Jennings recommends a little Constantia for "its healing powers on a disappointed heart"

What ever it is today this wine is a winner.  Best of Luck to both teams The Netherlands and Spain at today's World Cup Final Match.
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For Sipping with your Vuvuzela Today

Vin de Constantia 2005Image by your-lisbon-guide via Flickr
Best Wine to drink watching the World Cup Final
South Africa has a long but checkered winemaking heritage. During the 18th and 19th centuries, a South African dessert wine known as Constantia or Vin de Constance, made from the muscat grape, was a prized elixir and enjoyed strong international demand. The famed Vin de Constance went out of production around the turn of the 20th century. It was revived in the mid-1980s after Duggie Jooste, a South African whose family had deep roots in the wine industry, purchased and restored the original estate.

You have to try this wine before you die - served chilled preferably in the company of a pretty woman. Tried this a couple of weeks ago at a wine tasting at the famous Clube de Jornalisas here in Lisbon, I am completely sold on this wine - in fact reckon this with the one I will be pickling myself in for my old age.

Bursting with notes of honey, orange marmalade, and pineapple, with ample acidity to offset its richness, the 2005 Klein Constantia Vin de Constance is a terrific dessert wine and one with an unusually interesting history.

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