Our 2015 Winter wine tasting series started with a bang last night at the Paparazzi Bar & Lounge. To create the perfect atmosphere for the Christmas in July theme, guests were treated with a Gingerbread House (created by our own pastry chef PaulaJohnson), and various candy bars, shortbread cookies and Christmas mince pies.
Our hosting winery for the night, Diemersfontein Wine & Country Estate, offered four of their delicious varietals including Diemersfontein Pinotage, Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Malbec, Diemersfontein Shiraz and Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Chenin Blanc. Needless to say, they were a hit amongst guests!
Having linked up with the First Thursday initiative for the Winter season – we lined up dynamic duo Acoustic Element to create a lively atmosphere and keep visiting guests entertained. They dazzled guests throughout the evening with their swagger and sweet sounds.
The duo, Joey and Callen, also assisted us with our lucky draw for the night, which saw one lucky lady win two bottles of Diemersfontein Pinotage. We are also running an overall competition throughout the Winter wine tasting series which will see a lucky winner win the grand prize of one night’s stay – so don’t forget to drop your business card in the cookie jar.
Our new bar and tapas menu was also introduced to guests, which includes Greek meatballs, Jalapeno and Cheese Rissoles, Japanese Crumbed Chicken Goujons, just to mention a few. Samples of these tapas were provided to guests throughout the night, and all dishes were thoroughly enjoyed by all. The tapas menu will become a regular feature in Paparazzi Bar & Lounge going forward.
If you missed out last night, be sure to visit the second instalment of the Christmas in July wine tasting series on Thursday 09 July 2015 at 5.30pm to sample varieties from The Wine List, featuring brands such as Stony Brook and Baccarat.
The wine tasting evenings will run throughout July from 5.30pm to 7pm. Please visit our Facebook page for information on the upcoming events https://www.facebook.com/events/390513394487203/