Curiosity pays a high return! That is how I prefer to think, seeing as the more common understanding is curiosity killed the cat. We are on holiday in Italy. Expectations are high, and so far, the country has not disappointed. When I started this blog, it was specifically to write about South African wines. I found it fairly difficult to find any material on the internet, that was independent of the producers (wine farms), if you had any form of enthusiasm about South African wines. Old world countries like Italy, France and Spain do not need a story to be sold about their wines. Wine with friends really ought to not have borders, so let’s make these borders porous.
It has been three months since I last posted on this blog. That has also coincided with my absence from WordPress, a space I find my inspiration for my blog posts. I immerse myself in the writing of others, reading through their blog posts on WordPress.
The Constantia Wine route boasts the oldest wine estate in South Africa! That’s not all there is to this valley at the foot of the Constantiaberg mountain. It is a serious wine route you should explore. It’s only fifteen kilometres from Cape Town, so next time you’re in town…
While my wine of the week has by some form of coincidence focused on South African wine from Stellenbosch, don’t under estimate the calibre and artillery that comes from Constantia wines. Scenes from wine tasting at Steenberg! The red wines are two sets of the same three wines. Knowing that, would you care to guess what’s in each glass, by the grape?
I have not posted to the blog since mid-December (I have been counting). I am in Verlorenkloof, with limited access to the internet. I am still on holiday. I have all the time in the world to get lost inside my head, bond with family and friends, while also getting to go on long nature walks. I am surrounded by these green carpet like mountains. Birds, that are foreign to me, chirp away, with their unique vocal chords on display, as I wander.