July 12, 2020


Backsberg Chenin Blanc 2019, South Africa Cost: $15-17 I n these COVID-19 quarantine times, my wife and I look for any reason we can to celebrate. Leafing through the grocery store ads in Wednesday’s newspaper I noticed Publix had lobster tails on sale, so that became the reason for the celebration and part of the celebration itself. Lobster is one of our favorite foods, but if we ate it whenever we wanted to we would be broke. So we wait for the sales. The question always is what wine should we drink with lobster. An easy choice is a rich, creamy chardonnay, but we also like to try new combinations. We have had the Backsberg Chenin Blanc before and liked it, but we weren’t sure this South African stalwart would bring out the best in the lobster. We shouldn’t have worried. It was spectacular with the lobster. It is a…

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