My name is Leslie Sbrocco and I'm the host of Check, Please! Bay Area. Each week, I will be sharing my tasting notes about the wine the guests and I drank on set during the taping of the show. I will also share some wine and spirits tips with each episode.
Check, Please! Bay Area guests drank the following wines on the set of episode 902:
2012 Rib Shack Red Vintage Blend, South Africa ($12) -- This a big-boy red, just like the name implies, is a wine that pairs with meat (and especially ribs) with ease. Hearty with a touch of smoky aromas, it’s a blend of two red grapes –Shiraz and Pinotage. The latter is South Africa’s unique red variety, which is a cross of Pinot Noir and Cinsault. Often a little lean on its own, Pinotage plays very well with Shiraz creating a blend of earthy richness.
2013 Douglas Green “the beach house” Sauvignon Blanc, Western Cape, South Africa ($9) -- This wine is a crowd pleaser. Nothing serious or stuffy here, just a wine that’s pure fun to sip. Zesty and juicy, it captures a ping of citrusy freshness that makes it a white to imbibe beachside or tableside with salads, light fish dishes, and spicy cuisine. Make sure to stock up, you’ll drink it quickly.