Fireworks Author Jan Braai Recommends a Selection of “Braai Wines”
Jan Braai, author of Fireworks, recently spent some time braaing in the winelands and offered his selection of braai and wine pairings to Wine magazine.
1. Pongrácz ̶̶ for the chef while braaing
I choose a ‘drink of the year’ each year, and when in doubt this is what I order. In 2010 it was Méthode Cap Classique and in 2011 it was the piña colada cocktail. While I’ve had quite enough piña coladas to last me a lifetime, I’m still in a bit of an MCC phase. The fact of the matter is we live in a great part of the world and every braai is a special occasion – worthy of great bubbly. Since emancipating myself to a level where I comfortably stand with braai tongs in one hand and a Champagne glass in the other I now regularly pop the cork of a Pongrácz bottle as I think they’re very reasonably priced for what you get.