Wine Week, Part 3/3: “Phylloxera, the Great Destroyer of Vines”

After discussing the history of one of any vineyards’ many bogeymen, I conduct a comparison tasting of two examples of South Africa’s signature grape: Pinotage.

Wine Week, Part 2/3: “Wine World Awareness, Vintage 2021”

In part two of the “Wine Week” series, we zoom out to look at several events affecting the 2021 wine vintage across the world. Then, you can read through my assessment of a Barossa Valley GSM.

Wine Week, Part 1/3: “Ways to Make Your Local Wine Merchant Smile”

Part of a three-post series focusing on wine, wine buying, and wine pairing. We start with tips for visiting the local wine merchant, and then finish with a review of a South African Chenin Blanc.