One of the three countries who completely banned alcohol sales as a means of mitigating transmission of the Coronavirus was South Africa, in spite of the fact that South African producers make some of the best wine in the world. This week, we’ll give a helping hand to four producers who make wine that they haven’t been able to sell in their own country for nearly a year. The ban has been partially lifted, though bottle shops only have an eight-hour window to sell, and bars and restaurants have to stop serving by 10 pm, leaving producers with huge stockpiles of a product that has a limited shelf life. This week, we’ll offer four wines, two white and two red, and meet some people who’ve had, on top of Covid to contend with, a much bigger rug pulled out from under them. But the wines are excellent, as are the stories behind them, so we look forward to getting them in your glass. Join us at 2:00 on Saturday, April 17, when for only $12.50 plus tax and tip, you’ll get to learn a little bit about a place we haven’t gotten to talk about much after a key importer in the Arizona market closed his doors a few years ago. With limited sales at home, though, South African wine producers are forced to make inroads abroad, and we’ll reap the bounty on Saturday the 17th. Give us a call at 326-9363 to order your samples.
THE ZOOM TASTING BEGINS AT 2:00 PM ON SATURDAY, April 17th, AND THE MEETING NUMBER IS 857 0720 3197. THE PASSCODE is 049160.
The tasting order and pricing can be found here.
2020 The Blacksmith “Barebones” Colombar, Paarl
2020 Lubanzi Chenin Blanc, Swartland
2019 A. A. Badenhorst “The Curator” Red Blend, Coastal Region
2016 Waterkloof “Circumstance” Cabernet Franc, Stellenbosch