Over at Dr. Vino, Bruwer Raats contends that Cabernet Franc is the “best red variety for South Africa.”
Meanwhile, Mike Veseth explains why South Africa is both an Old World or New World wine country.”
“Now is the perfect time to save money while enjoying some of the best wines in the world.” In Wine Enthusiast, Adam Strum writes about the “solid” and “impressive” wines you can find for less than $15. Steve Heimoff, meanwhile, runs through his “Editor’s Choice” picks.
In the New York Times, Florence Fabricant profiles Leslie Alexander, owner of a wine storage facility in in Bridgehampton, New York.
“I encourage fellow lovers of food and wine to consider prioritizing Rioja as a delicious and delightful vacation destination.” So proclaims Richard Jennings in his latest Huffington Post column.
“North American winemakers are having a near perfect harvest this year in stark contrast to their European counterparts, who have suffered from bad timing and worse weather.” Reuters compares the U.S. harvest to Europe’s.
Over the weekend, “Bourbon Steak joined the roster of DC restaurants that have hosted Barack and Michelle Obama” as they celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. (As regular readers know, everyone at Terroirist HQ is a huge fan of Bourbon Steak — and we interviewed the wine director, Julian Mayor, this past winter. Check out parts one, two, and three.)