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...

It’s Good To Be The King–Wine of the Week

Bellevue, Cotes de Bordeaux-Castillon “Vieilles Vignes” 2015 Bordeaux is the once and future king of wine; unfortunately its price reflects its fame. So how can those of us who aren’t to the manor born afford this royal libation? Simple — move away from the communes...

Enchantment by the Sea–Wine of the Week

Coriole, Chenin Blanc McLaren Vale 2016 The most widely-planted white grape in South Africa is not the world leaders of Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio, but Chenin Blanc. They call it “Steen” and it has become an integral part of South African wine culture and...

Organica–Wine of the Week

Santa Julia Malbec Organica 2017 Sometimes in life you get more for less. Not often, but sometimes. This smashing Malbec is a ripe plushie of a wine. It is crafted from organically-farmed grapes by a winery that emphasizes energy conservation, wildlife preservation,...