February 2017

Red Bordeaux Priced for Everyday Drinking

Château Haut-Maurac (Médoc 2012) Special Price for 12 bottles in wooden crate: $240 ($20/bottle) The general consensus of the 2012 vintage in Bordeaux was that the Merlot variety did a bit better than Cabernet Sauvignon. While this won’t be an…

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Posted on 2017.02.22 in Bordeaux, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Pure Expressions of Cabernet Franc in the Terroir of Saumur-Champigny

Join us anytime this Saturday to taste several 2015 vintage Cabernet Franc wines, all from distinct Saumur-Champigny terroir, and produced by star Loire Valley producer Thierry Germain. All of Thierry’s Domaine des Roches Neuves 2015 vintage wines…

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Posted on 2017.02.15 in France, Loire, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Spanish Mediterranean Fruit – Bordeaux Style

Alemany i Corrio “Pas Curtei” (Penedès 2011) Special 6-pack Price: $134 (~$22/bottle) One often hears the word “bold” in the context of red wine. While there are many interpretations for the term, thick ripe fruit or big young tannins to…

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Posted on 2017.02.08 in Catalunya, Saturday Sips, Spain DO  |  Read more...

 

The Champagne Society – February 2017 Selection: Especially for Lovers (of Great Wine)

Champagne Veuve Fourny & Fils “Cuvée R” Vertus Premier Cru Extra Brut “The honed restraint of Fourny‘s pristine fruit, meeting the ravishing complexity of old oak and swirling, tossing minerality, makes for quite a display. Fermentation in old oak…

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Posted on 2017.02.02 in Champagne, France, The Champagne Society  |  Read more...

 

The Soul of Great Piedmont Nebbiolo

Silvio Giamello “Vicenziana” (Barbaresco 2013) $31.50/bottle From a tiny plot of 40-50 year old vines on less than five acres Silvio Giamello is crafting a classic, old-school wine with the delicate, nuanced fragrances of flowers, tar and minerals that one…

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Posted on 2017.02.01 in Italy, Piedmont, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 


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