Trampled Under Foot

Solms-Delta Chenin Blanc 2016  We were pleased to discover that the motto of the Solms-Delta Wine Farm is “Creating wine, music and hope.” In fact, this wine is nicknamed “Vastrap” (meaning “trample”) after the style of music which unites Khoesan trance-dance with...

Mosaic of Flavor

Indaba Mosaic 2016 – $10.99 Indaba wines come from the spectacularly picturesque Western Cape of South Africa, considered by many to be the most beautiful wine region in the world. Named after a Zulu word for a town meeting where everyone has a voice, the Indaba...

Loteta, Light Of My Life

Bodegas Picos, Campo di Borja “Loteta” 2015 – $10.99 Campo di Borja is a wine region in northwestern Spain that specializes in the Garnacha grape. It is the source of both the superstar value Borsao/Vinja Borgia line and the luxurious Alto Moncayos....

Berry Daze All In My Mind

Anchor Blackberry Daze IPA Blackberries used to run rampant in California. Now what run rampant are non-official residents fearing deportation, and craft beer. Being experts in the latter, San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing gives us this blackberry IPA. Still developing...

Friday Night Tasting 5/5/17

MSWS Downtown 5-7:30 pm Tonight we taste two Rosés made from Pinot Noir, a lighter one from Germany and a richer one from Oregon. Then we follow that with two Cabernet Francs, one from our own Shenandoah Valley and another from Chinon, France. Plus our two...