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“I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put some in the food.” For tasty food, you should only cook with wine that you’d drink in the first place. Whether you want to open a bottle especially for that perfect pasta sauce or need a way to make sure you don’t waste what’s left after drinking a glass or two, my favourite ‘cooking wine’ inspired pasta dishes are a fabulous way to enjoy a top drop on your plate as well as in your hand.
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The wine: Heaven on Earth Natural Sweet Wine NV (Vredendal)
The famous Heaven on Earth by Stellar Winery is actually an enjoyable dessert wine on its own but adds a real burst of flavour to pasta dishes too. Light gold in colour with a very fragrant nose that’s reminiscent of roses, apricots and pine trees on a hot windless day, this wine is light in the mouth and has delicate flavours of the roses and apricots held together by wisps of Rooibos, ending with pine nuts. It has a good acidity that prevents a cloying sweetness and allows a clean finish.
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Make pasta a heavenly meal by adding this wine to classic dishes like mushroom-based pasta, vegetable lasagne and spaghetti carbonara. It also goes well with cheese-based and green pesto sauces. Before dinner, you can serve this wine chilled as an aperitif and after dinner, poured over ice cream or served with a cheese platter.
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R780 a bottle from www.bottleshop.co.za
Candice, our Digital Editor, is a coffee-drinking, fashion-obsessed lover of anything and everything lifestyle related. She’s also a self-confessed foodie, champagne enthusiast and devoted bargain hunter.