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What Kind of Wine Are You?

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Don’t you love tasting different wines? Each one of us has a special wine just for us. Answer these quiz questions and get to know more about it!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ACTIVITY?
A. Clubbing
B. Eating out
C. Shopping
D. Watching movies

HOW WAS YOUR DAY?
A. Unexpected
B. Alright
C. Terrible
D. Lovely

WHAT EXCITES YOU IN THE MORNING?
A. Going for a run
B. Eating a heavy breakfast
C. Playing the guitar
D. Calling friends

WHAT WOULD YOU DO AFTER A LONG DAY OF WORK?
A. Night around the town
B. Quite night at home
C. Painting
D. Playing board games

Mostly A’s: Nine Hills Cabernet Sauvignon is your pick! You’re quite the enthusiast and love to have a good time. You can handle strong wines and be quite the entertainer!
Mostly B’s: Nine Hills Chenin Blanc is your pick! You like light wines that play a perfect balance with your taste, and Chenin blanc is another smooth wine which goes well with your palate.
Mostly C’s: Nine Hills Sauvignon Blanc is your pick! Sauvignon Blanc is a dry wine that originates from the Bordeaux region of France. Based on your answers, this wine is made for you!
Mostly D’s: Nine Hills Shiraz is your pick! Shiraz are elegant, tannic and smoke-flavoured wines. This wine can be paired with briskets, grilled lamb, beef stew or chilli colorado.

Categories: Tips

Cooking with Wine: Pork with Garlic and Red Wine Sauce

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In our previous posts, we covered Fish in Red Wine Butter Sauce and Chicken and Red Wine Sauce. We would like to add another delicious recipe to the list – Pork with Garlic and Red Wine Sauce
You will enjoy cooking up a scrumptious portion of pork, which will open your eyes to the joy and beauty of searing meat in a skillet. Pan sauces are really a wonderful way for you to enjoy your steak. Just soak your pork in and add whole garlic cloves to make it bring out the flavours.

Ingredients to make the red wine butter sauce:
• 6 whole Pork Chops (medium-to-thin)
• 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
• 2 Tablespoons Butter
• Salt And Pepper
• 1-1/2 cup Red Wine
• 1/2 cup Beef Broth (more If Needed)
• 1 whole Bay Leaf
• 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
• 18 whole Peeled Garlic Cloves
• 1 Tablespoon Butter (additional)

Directions:
• Start by heating oil and butter in a heavy skillet
• Spread salt and pepper on both sides and sear until golden
• Remove the chops from the skillet
• Reduce the fame to medium-high, then add the whole garlic cloves until they are golden brown
• Pour in the red wine and add the bay leaf
• Cook the sauce for several minutes
• Allow the chops to cook in the liquid for a few minutes, and pour in the balsamic
• Cook for a few minutes until the pork chops are well done. Take it out of the pan
• Let the sauce reduce a little more if needed until it’s very thick and rich and the garlic is soft
• Add 1 tablespoon of butter
• Neatly place the pork chops on a platter, then pour the whole skillet of sauce on top

It is divine with some salad, rice and potato wedges! Set the mood for the evening with this mouth-watering delicacy. Enjoyed this recipe? Follow this space for easy cooking with wine recipes!

Categories: Great Wine Ideas, Tips