South Africa
This Is Africa

This Is Africa

This Is Africa.  Or T.I.A for short.  You may or may not have heard this before.  Maybe you heard it in the movie Blood Diamond, or maybe you have been to Africa, and so you know.  It is a saying throughout Africa, and unless you have been there, you may not actually know what it...
Bordeaux & South Africa.  What do they have in common?

Bordeaux & South Africa. What do they have in common?

Fall is here, and for me it has reignited a taste for Bordeaux.  I have had this 2001 Les Ormes de Pez slumbering in my cellar for a while and thought it would be a good time to crack it open.  2001 was not a legendary vintage, but it is considered to be a very...
4th of July Wines

4th of July Wines

We spent the 4th of July weekend down in Georgia at my parent’s house on beautiful Lake Okonee.  It was not quite as hot as NYC and we had some great food and tried a bunch of different wines from my parents wine cellar, aka, the basement.  I will review the three reds pictured here,...
South African Wine Safari Tasting at Union Square Wines

South African Wine Safari Tasting at Union Square Wines

Coming off of the fabulous Magnum Opus dinner, I didn’t think my week could get much better.  But it did.  Andre Shearer of Cape Classics was in town and my friend Shabnam and I attended a tasting of South African wines (that’s the three of us at the event).  Andre is the founder of Cape...