There will be five canapés created to highlight the major flavour groups found in all food – sweet, salt, bitter, sour and umami (the Japanese term to describe intensity of taste), and five wines from the Winemaster’s Reserve range, all featured on MasterChef SA which is broadcast on M-Net every Tuesday at 19:30 and ends in mid-July. Guests can then find the perfect match by trying out the combinations before them or use the accompanying clues supplied. “Tasting notes will help visitors to identify the wines and serve as a guide in pairing but the fun will be in experimenting to find which wines and foods are most compatible with each other in terms of flavour, intensity of taste and palate weight,” says Fre-Nay Brown, manager of the Nederburg brand home. “There are no rights or wrongs and by just being confident enough to trust their own instincts, most people will come up with deliciously workable pairings. Not everyone responds to flavours in the same way, some might want to contrast the tastes of the wines and foods. Others might want to echo them. It’s all subjective and very entertaining.” She says guests able to correctly identify the wines before them will go forward to a lucky draw in which wine prizes are being given away. The canapés will include gourmet mini-servings of salad, salmon paté, chicken, beef kebabs and malva pudding. The wine and canapé selections will change from time to time. Nederburg’s Mystery Tasting Experience is offered at R85 a head. No bookings are required unless parties of 10 or more are involved. Please contact Sunette Rust on 021 862 3104 to make a booking.