August 2017

Great Value in 2014 Red Burgundy from Top New Domaine in Côte de Nuits

The term “new” is novel in a region like Burgundy that is steeped in centuries of winemaking history. Domaine Odoul-Coquard is “new” in the sense that they’ve only recently started bottling wine under their own name. In fact, the…

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Posted on 2017.08.23 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Burgundy  |  Read more...


Southern French Red from Biodynamic Pioneer

Domaine Léon Barral (Faugères, 2014) ~$29/bottle (6-pack discount price) We’ve been bringing in Didier Barral‘s wines for several vintages now and not only are they extraordinary wines of power and complexity that speak of the earth, his top cuvées are tasting better…

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Posted on 2017.08.10 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Languedoc-Roussillon  |  Read more...


Earthy, Intense, Biodynamic Red from Arid Central Spain

Uva de Vida “Latitud 40” (Vino de la Tierra de Castilla 2015) Joven Special 6-pack Price: $124 (~$21/bottle) The wife-and-husband team of Carmen López and Luis Ruiz have harnessed the soul of the land to produce wines of purity, brilliance and energy,…

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Posted on 2017.08.03 in Saturday Sips Wines, Spain DO  |  Read more...


The Champagne Society – August 2017 Selection: Champagne J. Lassalle

Champagne J. Lassalle 2009 “Cuvée Angéline” Brut (Premier Cru) Price for The Champagne Society members: $72 (regular price $85) A superb summer in the 2009 vintage of Champagne produced a clean crop of high quality fruit, with particularly good Pinot…

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Posted on 2017.08.01 in France, The Champagne Society, Champagne  |  Read more...


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