• “Much like a glass of FAT bastard wine, life should be filled to the brim and enjoyed in large, delicious gulps”. This is the voice of Mr. b. He’s gold, he’s grand and he lives life at the big end of large! He’s the grand-daddy of FAT bastard wines, loving them with great gusto and inviting you to escape with him and #LiveLarge with FAT bastard wines.

    WHY FAT bastard? When Thierry and Guy first created these delicious wines, they did it with gusto. They poured their hearts, souls and great dollops of generosity into every bottle. In fact, it was a great big discovery (in winemaking terms) that led to the name ‘FAT bastard.’ It comes from having left the wine on the lees for a lot longer than usual, which allowed it to develop more fully and completely. And when tasted, there was simply no other way to describe it other than: “Well, now that’s a FAT bastard!”

    This tradition of creating full-bodied wines to be enjoyed with bellyfuls of laughs and good-natured cheer continues today. Whether it’s a celebration, a kuier or a “COME ON OVER!”, there’s a FAT bastard (or two) waiting to be opened. Go on, OPEN A BOTTLE and wallow in luxury with Mr.b.

    FAT bastard range of wines: The name might be fun, but the wine is serious. This high quality, fruit-driven, rich and round, food-friendly range of wines, with a delightful story behind its name, includes a Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir Rosé, Merlot, Pinotage, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and the new Golden Reserve Bordeaux-style red blend. The FAT bastard wines are widely available nationally and retail between R75 and R85 (white wines) and between R110 and R120 (red wines).

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    The Golden Reserve Blend… Where Bold Meets Gold

    The Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot blend was made from specially selected grapes with the aim to produce ripe-flavoured and silky textured wine.

    Winemaking: All fruit was gently pressed to retain fruit aromas and character. The wine was aged in small oak barrels to add greater weight and complexity.

    Tasting notes: The wine has an intense, dark ruby colour. Luxurious aromas and flavours of dark berry fruit and plum entice the senses. The palate of the wine is rich and full, with a silky and lasting finish.

    Suggested food pairing: Roast lamb, oxtail or rib-eye steak. We suggest trying this wine with our slow-roasted oxtail recipe.

    Retail price: The FAT bastard Golden Reserve 2017 is widely available nationally and retails between R110 and R120.

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    FAT bastard Pinot Noir Rosé 2017

    The Pinot Noir grapes harvested from the limestone-rich soils in the beautiful Robertson valley were gently cold-pressed to extract the lovely salmon pink colour.

    Tasting notes: Enticing ripe sweet strawberry and watermelon aromas wrapped in floral overtones follow onto a creamy palate filled with fresh summer berries and ending on a zippy note. Best enjoyed well chilled.

    Suggested food pairing: Seared salmon, beef carpaccio or BBQ ribs. We suggest enjoying this wine with our seared salmon with fresh greens and herby potatoes recipe.

    Retail price: The FAT bastard Pinot Noir Rosé 2017 is widely available nationally and retails between R75 and R85.


    WIN (exclusive to F&HE readers):

    We’re giving two lucky readers the chance to win with FAT bastard.

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    Father’s Day: 6 bottles of FAT bastard Golden Reserve 2017 plus a gift pack (FAT bastard Golden Reserve 2017 with Dark Chocolate Coated Almonds), the ideal gift for Father’s Day (valued at R1 000)

    Mother’s Day: 6 bottles of FAT bastard Pinot Noir Rosé 2017 plus a gift pack (FAT bastard Pinot Noir Rosé 2017 with Strawberry Cream Bonbons), the ideal gift for Mother’s Day (valued at R700)

    To enter, simply complete the entry form below. Terms and conditions apply. Competition ends 31 May 2018.


    Would you and your partner like to escape with Mr.b for a luxurious weekend away in the City of Gold (worth R50 000)? For your chance to join Mr. b, for three nights on a #LiveLarge experience at the splendid AtholPlace Hotel & Villa in Jozi, all you have to do is:

    • Buy any bottle of FAT bastard wine with a promotional neck tag anywhere in South Africa and follow the instructions on the neck tag (Before 31 May 2018 OR
    • Enter online before 13 May 2018 at: http://www.fatbastardwine.co.za/

    * Please note that this competition is not hosted by Food & Home Entertaining.

    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com