South Africa Spring Wines

South Africa Spring WinesWe are delighted to experience South Africa spring wines with these five lovely bottles from four well-known producers. First, South Africa creates wine for every palate. For example, in the last few weeks, we discovered a stellar Helderberg Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from Stellenboch. In addition, we poured a recent vintage of an old favorite, Stellenboch Cab Sauv from Stark-Condé. As well, we tasted new vintages of Lievland Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc. Finally, we enjoyed Pinotage from Southern Right. The two whites pair nicely with the deck on a warm spring afternoon. And the three reds are perfect for the start of BBQ season.

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Holiday Wines 2023

Red and White Wine on the WaterThe holidays bring good cheer, and what better way to celebrate than with stellar holiday wines. What are our top 45 recommendations of holiday wines 2023? First, we suggest 20 sparkling, rosé and white wines, followed by 25 reds. For example, many of these holiday wines are special because of their high quality (and high price point). On the other hand, others are simply special good-value wines. Moreover, their prices range from an unbelievable $11 to $105. Most importantly, you could open them during a quiet evening at home, pour them for dinner guests, take them to small holiday parties, or give them as gifts. Continue reading

L’Ecole Stars

L'Ecole Stars Five ReleasesEvery year, talented winemakers Marty Clubb, Marcus Rafanelli and their team produce L’Ecole stars. From refreshing whites to luscious reds, L’Ecole wines move to the front of the class. These five fall releases continue the trend of impressive wines from the historic schoolhouse in Walla Walla — especially the magnificent 2020 Cellar Selection Cabernet Sauvignon (which honors L’Ecole’s 40th anniversary). L’Ecole is one of the most honored wineries in WA, and has generated national and international accolades for superior quality wines. Read on for more about these five stars.

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South Africa Wines

South Africa WinesWe are passionate about South Africa wines. For example, in the last few weeks, we discovered five remarkable bottles from MAN Family, Stark-Condé, Lievland and Boekenhoutskloof. All four are well-known South African producers. Three lovely Chenin Blancs paired nicely with our patio on these dwindling warm evenings. Meanwhile, two rich Cabernet Sauvignons graced our dinner table. Read on for details.

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