Running throughout November & December, the FAIRTRADE SUMMER WINE PROMOTION will celebrate delicious vinos that were produced in harmony with nature, while ploughing back to improve communities in the Western Cape winelands.
The holiday season calls for any reason to arrange impromptu get-togethers and socials; why not try and incorporate these easy tips to create occasions that are more meaningful – not only for you, but also for our extended communities and fellow South Africa’s. Let’s go out there and show ‘em why it’s hip to be fair:
When: Month of November
Where: Col'Cacchio Nationwide
What: The Col'Cacchio pizzeria annual Celebrity Chef Series will feature Ivor Jones, head chef at South Africa's top restaurant, The Test Kitchen, where he will create a signature pizza, paired with Fairtrade wine brand Place in the Sun. The celebrity pizza will be paired with Place in the Sun's hearty and juicy Shiraz, brimming with berry flavours and spicy notes, made in the award-winning Zonnebloem cellars.
When: 14 & 15 November
Where: Bosman Family Vineyards, Wellington
What: Head on over to the Annual Bosman Release Celebration in Wellington (a 45-minute scenic drive from CPT) for the annual release of new vintages of the premium Fairtrade De Bos Handpicked Vineyards and signature Bosman Family Vineyards wines.
With kiddies entertainment taken care of, this relaxed country affair set up under ancient oak trees on the estate’s verdant lawns, promises fun for the whole family.
Tickets are limited, so book yours today!
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Follow, Like, Share and WIN!
Our Fairtrade Summer Wine promotion will mark the launch of four new Fairtrade wines - innovation, quirky packaging & interesting flavour combinations guaranteed! Follow us on Facebook to be the first to know which wines are joining the Fairtrade family this season!
In upcoming weeks we'll also share updates of events from our Fairtrade wine partners and our wicked wine dictionary - the Fairtrade Winetionary, designed to help you navigate your way through the often-daunting but always exciting world of wine.
When: November and December
What: Six award-winning wines have been carefully selected to offer wine lovers an opportunity to sample some of the excellent quality Fairtrade wines in South Africa: Stellenrust, Six Hats, De Bos Handpicked Vineyards, Thandi Wine, and Koopmanskloof. In addition to fantastic wines, by buying a Fairtrade wine you are encouraging sustainable farming in South Africa and across the globe. The local Fairtrade wine industry is a key contributor in the improvement of living and working conditions for over 12,000 people in the Western Cape. Get your promotional pack while stocks last!
Add delicious wines to your festive table that promises to give friends & family even more reason to be merry! And with some non-alcoholic beverage options too (available through Winefolk), the whole family can share in the merriment.
KEEP UP WITH WHAT’S TRENDIN
Farmers markets are popping all over South Africa; by buying directly from a farmer or a local farmers market, you’ll have the first picks on what’s trending at the time. Think fresh, local produce and supporting local economies.
LOCAL IS BETTER
Forget French and Italian varietals; cut carbon emissions by enjoying a bottle of locally produced, excellent quality, value for money Fairtrade offering from the heart of South Africa’s very own wine route (and also the largest producer of Fairtrade wine in the world!).
GIRLS NIGHT OUT! Pizza PARTY, anyone?
Throughout Nov you can enjoy a delicious pizza (dreamt up by Ivor Jones, head chef at SA's top restaurant, the Test Kitchen's) paired with a glass of Place in the Sun Fairtrade wine in Col Cacchio's restaurants nationwide.
Skip the festive season queues, mayhem and traffic by opting to have your fav bottle of Fairtrade delivered to your door. Keep an eye on CyberCellar (Nov/Dec), Winefolk and GetWine (Jan '16) for limited Fairtrade mixed case offers and Fairtrade savings this silly season.
BRING & SHARE
Host a potluck and ask attendees to cook one of these recipes containing local, sustainable & ethically sourced ingredients. Be sure to check the recommended Fairtrade vino next to each dish to create your own pairing experience!
BOOK & WINE PAIRING
Make the characters come alive by sharing your favourite bottle of Fairtrade wine at a book club social (and stand in line to win this evening from Fish Hoek Wines!)
Recycle or reuse your empty Fairtrade wine bottles and spekbooms for table talkers and dinner table centrepieces. See this outside DIY torch for a fun family DIY project PLUS it’s great for keeping the mozzies away and saves electricity!
Dinner Party or wedding favours got you stressed? Chill and give a delicious bottle Fairtrade wine (or chocolate) - the gift that keeps giving.
For any campaign related information please contact Lynsay Sampson, Marketing & Media Manager for Fairtrade South Africa on 021 44 88 911 or Lynsay@Fairtrade.org.za.