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A Sizzling Red Blend for BBQ Fare

A Sizzling Red Blend for BBQ FareGet ready to get in-your-face messy! With the unofficial kick-off to summer creeping up, thoughts of grilled foods and outdoor festivities are marinating in our minds. After the long winter, we’re ready to head outside and throw some meat and veggies on the ‘braai’ ( South African for barbecue.) Our pitmaster’s pick with BBQ fare, Indaba Mosaic.

This Cabernet Sauvignon dominated red blend – with a touch Petit Verdot, Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Franc – will bring even more lipsmacking flavors and aromas to your chargrilled meal. The wine’s ripe and brawny berry fruit stand up to smoky rubs and tangy sauces accompanying pork and chicken, and its soft nature washes down sides of baked beans and potato salad with blue cheese and bacon. It’s the perfect Memorial Day weekend red, food-friendly and approachable, all without burning a hole in your pocket.

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Snail Patrol Off-Duty

Snail Patrol

Sails in South Africa seemingly have an affinity for grapes, and in order to prevent infestations that can wreak havoc on vineyards, wine producers often rely on pesticides as a means to rid snails from their vineyards. Although this method may be a solution to the invasion, it can also damage the natural ecosystem in the vineyards.

In place of chemicals, we rely on native birds and insects to combat pests. Foraging ducks live off of pests like bugs and snails, and we are more than obliged to invite them into our vineyard rows to snack on any pests present. This system is both more effective and sustainable; the ducks are only interested in the snails, and the grapes and environment are left unspoiled by synthetic pesticides.

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