“The South African Wine Revolution Comes to DC”

dino
1914 9th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Join Red Wolf Imports and winemaker Charl Coetzee as they debut South Africa’s Babylonstoren wines in the District with a five-course, wine-pairing dinner at Dino’s Grotto in Shaw on October 18, 2016.

South African wine production is experiencing a generational shift with enthusiastic new producers and young winemakers pushing the boundaries of the formerly domestically-focused industry. Their wines tell the story of South Africa’s diverse climates and soils, while simultaneously setting the course for its future. Babylonstoren is at the forefront of this charge.

Charming Shaw bistro Dino’s Grotto and Red Wolf Imports have come together to give District residents a taste of South Africa’s wine revolution and the opportunity to talk to winemaker Charl Coetzee about Babylonstoren’s acclaimed wines and the rapidly evolving South African wine industry.

Already successful in a number of American cities, Babylonstoren is widely recognized for the ambition of its elegant, balanced wines.

What: A Winemaker Dinner with Charl Coetzee of Babylonstoren

When: October 18, 2016 6:30 PM

Where: Dino’s Grotto in Shaw, 1914 Ninth Street NW

Cost: $59 per person plus tax, tip & processing fee ($79.99 total)

Tickets and menu information are available here.

5 Comment

  • justinbc

    “South African wine production is experiencing a generational shift with enthusiastic new producers and young winemakers pushing the boundaries of the formerly domestically-focused industry. ”

    LOL, wut? SA has been dumping wine into American markets for well over a decade.

    • I think the point is that they’re moving away from that, no? I’ve heard this before and had some really good wines from South Africa.

      • justinbc

        I’ve had great SA wines as well. I’m not saying the quality is poor, just that they’ve been pretty well featured in most decent wine shops and restaurants for quite a while now, so I don’t get the whole “getting away from a domestic industry” nonsense.

    • Yea, I think it’s just a marketing shtick for Dino’s. (Which, I greatly enjoyed when I went.)

    • yeah i think what they’re really trying to say here is that they and other SA winemakers are trying to move quality wine into big wine-consuming markets like the US, where previously most of the SA wine imported and purchased has been lower-end.

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