Tag: Wines of South Africa
Forbes Latest: History In A Glass: The Intoxicating Quality Of Old Vine Wines
Historical old vines are time machines, prophets, and cherished family heirlooms. They also produce some of the world’s most intoxicating wine.
Exploring Wines of South Africa
I must confess I know little about South African wines. I have had possibly a dozen over the years. At this year’s TexSom I attended a similar called “The Old Vines Phenomenon.” It highlighted South Africa’s Old Vines Project that seeks to preserve the vines that are 35+ years old as part of the countries…
#Food & #Wine Pairing: Wine Tastes Best When Shared
There is something surreal about having a child turn 21 years old. It is something I am still getting used to. When I go out to dinner with my daughter or we are having wine at home I constantly forget to ask her if she wants an “adult” beverage. She does not yet like much…
#WinePW Explores South African #Wine ~ A Whale’s Tale
How much do you know about whales? Though I find them to be majestic and glorious mammals I actually know next to nothing about them. Little did I know that buying a bottle of South African wine for this month’s Wine Pairing Weekend would lead me on a whale of a journey.
Stepping Out of the White #Wine Rut
Is there a difference between a rut and a routine? Let’s say you eat pizza every Friday night. Pizza is awesome! So is that a rut or a routine? What if you eat the exact same pizza from the same pizza place and drink the exact same bottle of wine with that pizza every Friday…
The Wonderful World of Grenache
“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” ~ William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet You are likely familiar with the grape varietal Grenache. Probably even Garnacha. What about Cannonau? This grape of many names is the second most widely planted grape yet its origin is somewhat controversial. When Googling “Cannonau,” Grenache is the result.…