I was first introduced to Spier by my mother when I was younger, although she had never been on the farm, it was her favourite winery. We took a trip to Cape Town and drove through Stellenbosch and she pointed it out to me: ‘Spier! That’s my favourite wine brand.”, I fondly remember her saying to me. It’s crazy how the universe works, who knew that about 10 years later I would be reintroduced to the brand at a welcome dinner that was hosted on the Spier farm during my #Stellenblog experience.
Wine has always played a vital role in my life, from seeing my mother and aunts enjoy a glass after a long day of cooking and me sneakily tasting the last drops at the bottom of the glasses left in the kitchen and hating the taste, to going out to find the cheapest bottle of Pinotage to enjoy with my varsity housemate over tears and chats about boys who have broken our hearts.
I definitely would not call myself a wine connoisseur, I do still need assistance when picking up a bottle to pair with my meals. I have enjoyed the finest wines that South Africa has to offer to the dirt cheap kind that gets you tipsy and feeling sick the next morning from only one glass and really enjoyed that too! For the longest time I would be utterly embarrassed at how my cousins pop a couple of ice cubes in their red wine. It used to make me cringe! I believe that wine, like anything else, is best enjoyed the way YOU like it so I won’t be giving you a list of ‘Do’s & Dont’s’ on how to enjoy your fav red. My current journey with Spier has helped me come to the realisation that how you drink and enjoy your wine should be preferential.
So grab your wine glass by the bowl and not the stem, drink your red wine chilled and not room temperature, fill your glass to the brim, and enjoy YOUR wine, YOUR way!
On that note of enjoying your wine, your way. I am giving away 2 x cases of wine! Wooop! To stand a chance to win, share your unique stories of how you enjoy your wine your way and you could be one of two lucky winners. Leave your story in my comment section to below!