Signal Gun Newsletter - July 2013

Monday, 1 July, 2013
Signal Gun Wines
As the shot of the Signal Gun echoes through the vineyards of our picturesque farm, just off the Vissershok Road in Durbanville, it signals the start of a new generation of wine making.
Owned by the 5th generation De Wit family, we pride ourselves in making small quantities of fine wine from our carefully chosen grapes.

Be assured that the tasteful memories of our wines will keep on echoing.

Saturday, 15 June 2013 saw the official launch of CapeCook and Signal Gun's search for the best Boerewors in South Africa. The judging took place at Signal Gun's Ke-Monate Wine Bar & Bistro. We were joined by Crown National, various food bloggers and prominent 'foodies'.

The day started off with welcoming the guest to the launch, followed by a very informative cannon firing session with the guys from the South African Cannon Association firing off the 300 year old cannon in front of the restaurant, officially opened the event.

All 18 judges tasted 6 different pieces of Boerewors. The judges didn't know who's Boerewors they were tasting, the sausage was numbered from 1 to 6 and the judges had to give each piece of Boerewors a point out of 10. They needed to take the following into consideration: the texture, stiffness of stuffing, salt and spice balance, fat content, casing and general taste of the sausage. The Boerewors came from Checkers (2012 Championship Boerewors, Rhudi's Sausage Deli's Ollie Viljoen Boerewors, Calvinia Slaghuis's Hantam Boerewors, Spar Old Oak's Kalahari Boerewors, Eatwell Meat's Boerewors and Joey's Meat Product's Boerewors. In the first place, with quite a big gap was Joey's, second was Eatwell Meats and third Checkers Championship Boerewors 2012.

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