The best wines to pair with soups this winter
Wine adviser Wade Bales shares his top picks
Pair vegetable soups with Linton Park Red Rhino Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, R50. This medium-bodied red wine has a concentrated blackberry character; it's gentle tannin structure plays off the earthy tones of the vegetables.
HEARTY BEEF SOUP
Team hearty beef soups with Edgebaston The Pepper Pot 2016, R75. A medley of dark berry flavours combine with a hint of anise and vanilla in this dry red wine. It has a smooth palate with sufficient tannic structure, which will cut through the richness of the soup, making it a great choice for a hearty meal.
Pair chicken soups with Cape Point Vineyards Noordhoek Sauvignon Blanc 2017, R135. Layered with a combination of Cape gooseberries, white grapefruit and a hint of fynbos, the rich and textured palate of this white wine is focused with a steely minerality and fresh and vibrant acidity.