My new obsession is Protea wines. They’re from South Africa and they make a red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz and an absolutely delicious Chenin Blanc that’s packed with pear and honeysuckle, but very light with low acidity – pure Chenin (which is a wildly popular planting in South Africa). They both just launched in … Continue reading
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fifty shades of grapefriend
I haven’t read any of the 50 Shades of Grey books and don’t have plans to. The following is about the only thing about it that’s seemed worthy of anyone’s time! Apparently the South African wine Vin de Constance is on the menu at a masked ball that Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele go to in … Continue reading
you deserve a grape today, nyc hospitals!
It was a treacherous night for so many people, but during disasters you hear so many great stories about heroic acts. The people who were saving lives in the storm last night as they evacuated all of the patients from NYU and transferred them to other hospitals deserve our thanks and congratulations. And the preemie … Continue reading
drink me: south african goodies
So last night we were going out with a big group, and someone had made a reservation at a South African restaurant. “Ballsy!” I thought, since who knew if everyone would like it. But grapefriend was very excited because I knew what I was in for – some awesome South African wines! When some initial bubbly … Continue reading