A down-to-earth club for wine lovers

CityPress - - News - GRETHE KEMP grethe.kemp@city­press.co.za

The world of wine can some­times be an in­tim­i­dat­ing arena, but Pick n Pay and its knowl­edge­able som­me­liers are guid­ing shop­pers and mak­ing it eas­ier to nav­i­gate the un­charted waters.

Pick n Pay launched its new wine club, a free-to-join af­fair that gives Smart Shop­per cus­tomers 20% off its wine buy­ers’ top 10 ev­ery month, plus ex­clu­sive of­fers, dis­counts, recipes and com­pe­ti­tions.

“We’re laid back about wine and we think it’s cool that you are too. From pies and rosé to braais and Pino­tage, the Pick n Pay Wine Club is all about good wine for real peo­ple,” says the store.

Thurs­day night saw the club launch at Thyme on Ni­col in Jo­han­nes­burg.

The me­dia and shop­pers who had bought wine at Pick n Pay were in­vited for a night of tast­ings, good food and min­gling.

A photo booth and a car­i­ca­ture artist pro­vided plenty of fun.

The event had six booths, each with pair­ing ex­pe­ri­ences fea­tur­ing, among oth­ers, Tokara Sauvi­gnon blanc with a fish taco and slaw, L’Avenir Pino­tage with mush­room bour­bon and pick­led cu­cum­ber, Neder­burg Caber­net Sauvi­gnon with beef short rib and cau­li­flower rice, and War­wick Rosé and cheese­cake for dessert. Guests won bot­tles of wine and walked away with goodie bags filled with – you guessed it – more wine.

You can buy wine at Pick n Pay stores, Pick n Pay Liquor stores and at pnp.co.za. Swipe your Smart Shop­per card to get Wine Club dis­counts

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