A BBQ Wine: Kaapzicht Pinotage | A Glass After Work

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday!  Today, I taste and review the 2017 Kaapzicht Wine Estate Pinotage, which is a $30 red wine from the Stellenbosch district in South Africa. Cheers! 🍷

You can find the wine online from DCANTER here.

You can find my Simply Charmed Magnetic Wine Charms “Fun in the Sun” set of 12, which is $27, here.

You can find my govino wine glass, which is dishwasher-safe, shatterproof, reusable, and recyclable, here (this is an affiliate link).

Rosé in a Can?

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday!  Today, I taste and review the 2019 King Family Vineyards Crosé in a can, which is a $22 Merlot-based rosé wine from Virginia. Cheers! 🍷

Questions of the Day:

  1. What are you doing to get out of the house a little bit? Are you heading out for walks in your neighborhood?

  2.  Are you taking “roadies” with you on your walks?  If so, what are you enjoying and how are you bringing it with you?

  3.  Have you experimented any more with canned wines?  Any recommendations?

A Comfort Wine

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I taste and review the 2016 Beekeeper Cellars Montecillo Vineyards Zinfandel, which is a red wine from California that I purchased through The Wine Spies. I paid $42 a bottle, although it looks like the Beekeeper Cellars website lists the wine at $65 a bottle. Either way, it’s definitely a luxurious comfort wine. Cheers! 🍷

I mentioned in the video that both The Wine Spies and Beekeeper Cellars are sold out of the 2016 vintage, but Beekeeper Cellars has the 2017 vintage of the Montecillo Vineyards Zinfandel available for through their website without having to join their mailing list for $65.
Question of the Day: Is there a particular winery or wine type you’re drinking more of these days?

Liquid Geography | A Glass After Work

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday! In this video, I taste and review the 2018 Liquid Geography, which is a rosé from Bierzo, Spain made with 100% Mencia grapes and imported by Olé & Obrigando.

Also, for the socially conscious wine lover, all profits are donated to three different charities — the TJ Martell Foundation to support its search for cancer cures, the South Bronx Educational Foundation to help children with challenging academic backgrounds, and to Wheeling Forward to help people with disabilities experience life to the fullest. If you know me well, you know both cancer research and education advocacy are both near and dear, so supporting both while drinking a delicious wine….it’s like Liquid Geography was made for me. Cheers!

  • I bought my latest supply of Liquid Geography through DCANTER, my local wine shop, where the amazing Matt was was able to special order a case and a half for me.  While they are local to DC, they can ship elsewhere in the country, as long as it’s legal for them to do so.  So, he might be able to order some for you too, if you are wiling to grab several bottles. 
  • For the first time since I discovered it, I was i able to grab this wine from Wine.com.  That said, they’re now sold out, but you can sign up for alerts for when/if they restock,

Questions of the Day:

  • Where are you buying wines these days?
  • Are you mostly ordering your wine online? Are you relying on local shops where you can pick-up or have it delivered or have you been focusing on the bigger retailers?

Wine Club: A Lovely Virginia Wine

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m sharing my April 2020 Stinson Vineyards wine club shipment and tasting the 2019 Rosé of Tannat. Stinson Vineyards is a small, family-owned winery in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. And, when I say small, I mean small…they only have seven acres under vine. Cheers! 🍷

Wines mentioned in the video:

  • 2019 Rosé of Tannat — $21
  • 2019 Rosé of Mourvèdre — $21
  • 2015 Meritage — $32
  • 2015 Tannat — $36
  • 2016 Petit Verdot — $30
  • 2018 Cabernet Franc — $26

Questions of the Day:

  1. Are you ready to embrace Spring? If you’re a “seasonal” wine drinker, have you started switching to your Spring wines?
  2. Have you enjoyed any Rosé recently?