January 2018

Saturday Sips: New-School Rioja – the Single Vineyard Wines of Artuke

Modern Rioja’s storied history began in the mid-1800s when local winemakers adopted the methods of Bordeaux and began aging their wines in wooden casks. Since then, the region has tended to spotlight the amount of time the wine spent in…

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Posted on 2018.01.31 in Rioja DOC, Saturday Sips, Spain DO  |  Read more...

 

A “Marriage” of Great Terroirs in the South of France

Domaine d’Aupilhac “La Boda” (Montpeyroux Languedoc 2014) Special Price: $243/6-pack (~$41/bottle) The 44 acre lieu-dit known as Aupilhac is a renowned, fully biodynamic certified property located in the enclave of Montpeyroux just across the river Hérault from Daumas Gassac and…

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Posted on 2018.01.24 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Value Barolo from a Respected Traditionalist in Top Cru

Guido Porro “Vigna Lazzairasco” (Barolo 2013) Special 6-pack price: $243 (~$41/bottle) Guido Porro is the fourth generation at an estate that has always been passed from father to son. He holds close to 20 acres on the western slopes of the Barolo…

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Posted on 2018.01.17 in Italy, Piedmont, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Charming, World-Class Mediterranean Red Wines from a Top Producer in Fitou

Fitou is the very first granted appellation in the southern French region of Languedoc. It consists of two small enclaves within Corbières: Fitou Maritime, a clay-limestone band around the saltwater lagoons on the coast, and Fitou Montagneux, a patch of…

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Posted on 2018.01.11 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Thibault Liger-Belair – Influential Nuits-Saint-Georges Producer Making Waves in Beaujolais

Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair “Les Jeunes Pousses” (Beaujolais-Villages 2015) Special 6-pack price: $146 (~$24/bottle) Cousin to Vicomte Liger-Belair of La Romanée fame, in 2001 Thibault Liger-Belair took over storied family property in Nuits-Saint-Georges, reclaiming vineyards which had been contracted out to various share…

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Posted on 2018.01.06 in Beaujolais, Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 


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