Drink No Wine Before It’s Time


Hola mis amores! I have been getting my grown woman on and indulging in the spirit world. A mi amiguitas cuadradas- that means I’ve been drinking a little bit. I’ve never been much of a drinker and I’ve become a more social drinker as I’ve grown older. I was THAT chica at the bar sloshing out on bottled waters while shaking my bonbon. My times have changed. I’ve added wine to my beverage repertoire. There are 2 wines in particular that I ADORE. I love them like my own child. SERIOUSLY, if I could tuck them in and sleep next to them, I would.

My wine of choice is from the South African winery- Robertson!

Considering that this winery had its humble beginnings in  1856 by a Scot named Dr, Robertson, it evolved to a small wine farming community in 1941 and would you believe that the winery was a church that the missionaries abandoned? Could it be that these grapes were touched by the manos de Dios? I was first introduced to these whimsically refreshing wines about 10 years ago by my primo. He discovered them in Germany and brought several bottles back to the States. He gifted 4 bottles to my younger sister and when I say that we HULK SMASHED those bottles, it
was shocking to see wine go so fast.

Robertson Natural Sweet Red
Robertson Natural Sweet Red

I am enamored with Robertson’s Natural Sweet Wine Series. The Natural Sweet Red Wine is a beautiful blend of sweet berry and cherry flavors. It’s a very refreshing wine for summer. Surprisingly, this wine isn’t heavy as many reds can be. It pairs great with bacon cheeseburgers, fruit plates with cheese and crackers or fresh salads with grilled meats and baked potatoes. This can also be used with dark chocolate. It makes for a great contrast in flavors.

Robertson Natural Sweet White
Robertson Natural Sweet White

The Natural Sweet White is definitely a treat. It blends tropical fruit flavors with the already sweet grapes that make up this delectable delight. It accompanies fresh bread and pasta dishes wonderfully. I teamed this with homemade baked ziti and fresh garlic bread. I, even, convinced Mr. Negro With Tumbao to have a glass and he was sold! I am a sweet wine fanatic so I do have to warn you. The white can be too sweet for some especially if you aren’t expecting a uber sweet wine at first taste. Don’t let that stop you though. You can take the sweet edge off with a little Sierra Mist for a cute wine spritzer.

Please let me know what you think of these when you try them. I am sure that you will love them just as much as I do. Salud!!



K. Araújo, a native Detroiter, is a cross between Claire Huxtable, Rosie Pérez and Millie Jackson. Widow, professional dragger of filth and Mami to the dopest Ethiopian EVER, she is the Editor in Chief of “Negra With Tumbao” and a Staff Writer for “The Urban Twist”. Keka has been known to shake what her mama gave her, is the hell and high water, an expert salsera and cussologist with a penchant for the finer things in life and is and forever shall be- unapologetically black.