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Festive Holiday Food & Wine Pairings: The International Edition Part II

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Festive Holiday Food & Wine Pairings: The International Edition Part II

  By Iris Rowlee Jamaica: Sorrel Punch, Goat Curry with Gungo Peas & Rice and Caribbean Style Ham While there isn’t much in the way of traditional wine making to speak of on the beautiful island nation of Jamaica, there is a strong passion for local spirits and a unique style, or sub category of aromatised, fortified “tonic wines”. Although a remnant of colonial England’s fascination with “health” tonics, tonic wines have become an intertwined, unique part of Jamaica's national culinary and cultural identity. Holiday cakes are seasoned with it, holiday drinks are spiked with it, dancehall stars sing their...

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Festive Holiday Food & Wine Pairings: The International Edition Part I

Posted by Plume Ridge Bottle Shop on

Festive Holiday Food & Wine Pairings: The International Edition Part I

In South Africa the holidays land in the summer, with hot weather and the youth on extended school break. This means many people head to the beach or the countryside to both celebrate and stay cool, and those who stay in the city revel outside on verdanas and in gardens and parks. Wherever the revelers are found, they will more likely than not be enjoying Braai, South Africa’s beloved BBQ

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