Vinogram: Waterkloof Cape Coral 2015

#Lastnightswine: a taste of #Provence from #Stellenbosch. @waterkloofwines Cape Coral 2015, fab rosé from South Africa. 100% Mourvèdre. $16.99/bottle. #wine #rose #rosewine #southafrica #stellenbosch #vinogram A photo posted by Robin Austin (@amgastronomer) on Jun 15, 2016 at 9:38am PDT For more information on Waterkloof from South Africa’s Western Cape visit waterkloofwines.co.za.

Wallet-Friendly Red Wines for Fall

Looking for a new great value wine to try this fall? Try one of these three reds: Herdade do Esporão Monte Velho Red 2012 Portugal Set a place at the dinner table for this medium bodied, food-friendly wine from the Alentejo region of Portugal. The wine is a blend of indigenous grapes Aragonês (40%) and […]

Wines for Celebrating Valentine’s Day

Whether you prefer to say “I love you” with something sparkling, sweet or pink, here are wines that are perfect for celebrating Valentine’s Day. Demarie Birbet Brachetto Roero, Italy $20, 6.5% alcohol by volume Lightly sparkling, a touch sweet and a deep magenta hue make Brachetto an ideal sip on Valentine’s Day. This wine comes […]

Sparkling Wines from the New World

Ring in the new year with a New World sparkling wine! These sparkling wines are produced like their European counterparts, either by Méthode Champenoise (also called the traditional method), or the Charmat method. Champagne, Crémant, Cava and Franciacorta are produced by traditional method, and Prosecco is produced by the Charmat method. Click here to read […]

AG Pick: Dark Lady Pinotage 2010

Pinotage, whether it deserves it or not, is one of the most notorious New World grapes. Those who have tasted this South African red wine either love it or hate it, with many American wine drinkers falling into the latter category. South Africa’s signature varietal, Pinotage was created in the 1920s by crossing Pinot Noir […]

Champagne Alternatives for Valentine’s Day

When you’re toasting with that special someone this Valentine’s Day, you don’t need to splurge on Champagne.  Excellent sparkling wine is produced around the world using the same method and often with the same varietals (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier).  And there’s an added bonus of seeking sparkling wines outside of Champagne – often […]