Chocolate Merlot Cupcakes & Maison Shiraz

Another family birthday and of course you need cupackes to celebrate!  I found this awesome recipe for Chocolate Merlot Cupcakes at life tastes like food (those are my attempt in the picture)Not your usual chocolatey flavours but more of a winter spiced hot chocolate sort of flavour.

A great recipe if you ever decided to do some Wine & Cupcake pairings.
I think it would be a lot of fun pairing cupcakes and wine, how about a lemon chiffon cupcake with a Sav B.  Or a red velvet cupcake with a Pinotage or Pinot Noir.  Perhaps for the next birthday party!

We had a fantastic Maison Shiraz 2011 with our dinner.  Delicious berries and dark chocolate together with strong typically shiraz spices and white pepper.  I can understand why the signboard outside their tasting room says “SHIRAZ LOVERS STOP HERE”.  The in-laws had an awesome tasting experience when they were last there and raved about the wines… we’ll have to make a stop there sometime soon!

Franschhoek Main Road, R45
Tel: +27 21 876 2116
Open Sundays


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