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PINK MOON CALLS FOR PINK WINE

PINK MOON CALLS FOR PINK WINE

Tonight’s full moon is called Pink Moon. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, it has been named as such due to the colour of the flowers that bloom on a herb called ‘moss pink’ or ‘wild ground phlox’, which is an early-blooming spring plant in the Northern Hemisphere.

Although the moon usually disappoints by not gaining a pink colour, tonight can be slightly different as we might see a colour change as the moon slips through part of the Earth’s shadow in a partial lunar eclipse. The eclipse will be visible from Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Just in case the moon does not live up to your pink expectations, why not open a bottle of Leopard’s Leap Lookout Rosé – we have just launched the delicately pink, fruity but dry 2013 vintage made from Pinotage grapes!

And try the Rosé with our delightful Roasted Vegetable Pizza:

Recipe:

Baby marrow (thinly sliced)

Red Bell pepper (thinly sliced)

Butternut (cubed)

Red onion (thinly sliced)

Olive oil

Thyme

Sea salt

White pepper

Tomato pasta sauce (if you can make your own base sauce – great!)

Fresh pizza base (if you can make your own – great!)

Brie (sliced)

Method:

Preheat the oven to 200 ᵒC.

Drizzle the slices of butternut, bell pepper and baby marrow with olive oil, salt, pepper and fresh thyme.

Roast the vegetables until tender.

Spread tomato sauce on the base.

Scatter roasted vegetables and slices of Brie on the tomato base.

Bake in the oven until pizza base is crisp.

Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Slice and serve – preferably with Leopard’s Leap Lookout Pinotage Rosé!

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