Wine, Food, and the Victory Garden – Wapisa S.B.

Virtual Wine Tasting and Meeting

2018 Wapisa Sauvignon Blanc – Patagonia

Our Vintage Wine Tasting Club has been meeting via Zoom every two weeks since the Stay-in-Place went into effect on March 17. This last meeting was about white wines and what to sip on a beautiful summer day. We also managed to talk about Victory Gardens. Before the Pandemic, only three of us maintained a Victory Garden. Now, just about all of us are growing some herbs and vegetables in the garden. We are casual gardeners who desire to make our kitchen meals more enjoyable. More on this topic later.

2017 Wapisa Sauvignon Blanc
2017 Wapisa Sauvignon Blanc

This week, I am recommending a Sauvignon Blanc from the Wapisa Winery. The Wapisa Sauvignon Blanc is at the BevMo Burlingame store for $14.95. It is a crisp and fragrant wine. It is perfect for sipping in the garden.

The Wapisa S.B. caught my attention, because back in January I was highly impressed by the Wapisa Malbec I found at Costco. I am just as impressed with this delightful Sauvignon Blanc.

The Wapisa winery is just 25 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. It is in the region of Rio Negro. It has a soil and climate similar to Bordeaux. Perhaps that is why the Wapisa Sauvignon Blanc is so enjoyable. Antonia Galloni, now the leading critic of the wine world, rates the Wapisa 90 Points. I go with 89.

I have not been shopping at BevMo very much in recent months. I never find much to like in the wines that are bottled for BevMo stores. The labels are obscure and certainly not found outside of BevMo stores. The well- respected wines like Robert Mondavi and Louis Martini are more expensive at BevMo than most wine shops and supermarkets.

Wapisa Sauvignon Blanc is at a great wine price, and wines from sister wineries Tapiz and Zolo are also excellent Best Buy wines. If you shop at BevMo, be sure to try these wines. They are all about $10 to $15 a bottle. The wines are well made, very tasty and flavorful. Tapiz and Zolo are in Mendoza, Argentina.

How to get the victory garden on track

I am no gardening expert, but I manage to grow herbs and vegetables in my garden. If I can grow herbs and veggies, so can you. The easiest things to grow that are most useful in the kitchen are herbs.

Essential Herbs – these are easy to grow

  • Parsley
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Oregano
  • Marjoram
  • Basil
  • Tarragon
  • Mint
  • Dill

I have all of these herbs growing in my garden. These herbs are indispensable in cooking delicious meals. How can one cook and not have herbs?

Vegetable Garden Resources

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