Tagged: wine

Valparaiso: A History Lesson

Valparaiso is a name that appears throughout history. For example, on March 28, 1814 during the War of 1812, the U.S.S. Essex was sunk by the British in the harbor there killing 58 marines. There’s a touching memorial in the...

Napa has nothing on this?

What a surprise! This morning, Kurt the fax-master had something nice in store for me: A one-on-one tour of the wine country around Cape Town. Sunday is a slow day here. The driver was Phillip, from the Ukraine. He collected...

Napa for a Novice

“A hint of fig and oak with a finish of tobacco at the back of your throat.” I don’t even know what that means. In fact, I really can’t tell the difference between Welch’s and the finest box of wine...