Interesting facts to know about the most famous wine region in the U.S.Read More
There’s nothing quite like the aroma of home-baked bread to get your appetite going. Straight from Waterford Estate Winery in Stellenbosch, South Africa, comes this easy-to-make, scrumptious bread!Read More
Read all the fun stories behind Beaujolais nouveau in my article on Grape Collective: “GEORGES DUBOEUF AND THE STORY BEHIND THE WORLD'S BIGGEST WINE PARTY, BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU DAY”
Why wait until Friday to kick off your fabulous weekend, especially when it’s the third Thursday of November? Today is Beaujolais Nouveau Day!! So get your Gamay Grape on and have fun celebrating the new wine of the 2018 harvest.
This year, Les Vins Georges Duboeuf releases its first ever nouveau rosé in the United States. The wine is a beautiful, rose-petal pink color and has vibrant aromas of strawberry and peach, along with citrusy notes of grapefruit and lemon. This dry, mouth-watering rosé offers plenty of fresh fruit flavors with a refreshing, lingering finish. Serve as an aperitif, or with a wide range of food: salads, cheeses, seafood, even the Thanksgiving turkey!
This week is International Sherry week with many exciting events happening all over the world. Here’s a repost of my 2016 article about dry Sherry and a few (there are so many!) food pairing suggestions.Read More
South African Andre Shearer was a teetotaling, vegetarian male model who knew nothing about wine when he stumbled into the business with his brother Gary back in 1992. Today their company, Cape Classics, is the largest importer of South African wine in the United States.
Andre and I sat down to chat about this amazing journey and his continuing frustration from the lack of consumer interest in South African wine. He says that most of the time, “When people walk into a wine shop they are not looking for South Africa. If you hand sell them some, they’ll come back next week and say, ‘That wine was amazing,’ but if you don’t, they’ll look for Burgundy, Australia, New Zealand, Oregon, Portugal and so on. South Africa just doesn’t quite make it.” But as a tireless promoter of the many excellent South African wines, Andre believes that the future is looking bright.
Read the full interview with many entertaining stories of life in the wine importing business on Grape Collective.