September 2015

Old Vine Grenache from Côtes-du-Rhône

Maxime-François Laurent “Pourpre” (Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge, 2014) ~$25/bottle The Southern Rhône is a magical place. On a sweeping tumble of broad terraces beneath villages of ancient glory lie sun-drenched vineyards filled with the scents of thyme and lavender. To drink a…

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Posted on 2015.09.30 in France, Saturday Sips, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...

 

New Arrivals: Rare French

We received a mere four cases each of these two wines (the entire allocation for the state). These are the top cuvées for both winerys and both wines are only made in the best vintages. We’re already down to a…

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Posted on in Beaujolais, France, Southern Rhone, Special Selections  |  Read more...

 

A Dugat-Py Retrospective

Burgundy is much more than Pinot Noir from France. It’s a winemaking region with more classified geological complexity and nuance than any other in the world. And Elie Wine Company is not an average wine shop. We have visitors from…

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Posted on 2015.09.24 in Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Dinner with Jura Winemaker Jean-François Bourdy at Selden Standard

Please join us on Tuesday, September 29 at Selden Standard for a five-course dinner, reception, and dessert, paired with Jean-François Bourdy‘s exciting wines from the eastern…

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Posted on 2015.09.21 in France, News & Events  |  Read more...

 

Embrace Autumn with a Brilliant Red from Italy’s Piedmont

Hilberg-Pasquero (Barbera d’Alba, 2013) ~$24/bottle There will still be a few days left this year to sneak some rosé on the patio but autumn is approaching fast. Just because you may need an evening sweater doesn’t mean it’s time to…

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Posted on 2015.09.16 in Italy, Piedmont, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

New Arrivals Italian-Style September 2015

We are always finding new and interesting wine. Quite often they are tiny production from family farms and we might never get a chance to let you know before they are all gone. Here are just a few of the…

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Posted on 2015.09.15 in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, Piedmont, Special Selections, Veneto  |  Read more...

 

140 year old Pre-phylloxera vines of Clos Canarelli

We have a tiny amount of Clos Canarelli’s rare bottlings made from field blends of native Corsican grape varieties. Read more about this special vineyard garden here. Because these old vines…

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Posted on 2015.09.11 in Corsica, France, Special Selections  |  Read more...

 

Pure Meursault

Domaine Lafouge “Les Meix-Chavaux” (Meursault, 2013) ~$44/bottle Meursault is one the most famous vineyard regions in the world for good reason. It offers a combination of flavors found in few chardonnay wines anywhere. When we can find a wine that…

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Posted on 2015.09.09 in Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Dinner with the Winemaker of Castell d’Encus at Birmingham Country Club

Please join us on Wednesday, September 9 for a three-course dinner paired with Castell d’Encus wines. Oenologist and Raül Bobet’s “right-hand person” at Castell d’Encus, Mireia Taribó, will be joining us to talk about the vineyards and the processes that she and Raül…

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Posted on 2015.09.03 in Costers del Segre, News & Events, Spain DO  |  Read more...

 

Groundbreaking Sauvignon Blanc from the Pyrenees

Castell d’Encus “Taleia” (Costers del Segre, 2013) ~$40/bottle Raül Bobet has a long list of achievements: He has a masters degree in chemical engineering and a doctorate in oenology. He has 18 years of experience at Bodegas Torres, Spain’s largest producer…

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Posted on in Costers del Segre, Saturday Sips, Spain DO  |  Read more...

 


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