May 2018

Summertime and the Drinking is Easy with Red & White from Northeastern Spain

The northwestern Spanish wine production zone of Ribeiro is undergoing a renaissance. One of the vanguard producers of this movement is the Bodega of Coto de Gomariz located in the Avia valley near…

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Posted on 2018.05.30 in Ribiero, Saturday Sips, Spain DO  |  Read more...

 

Crowd-Pleasing 2015 White Burgundy

Domaine Sylvain Langoureau (Saint-Aubin 2015) ~$35 Special Price (6-pack mix-and-match) Wine pundits are calling 2015 an “extraordinary” vintage throughout the Côte d’Or. Typical of warm and sunny years the 2015 whites are clean, pure and rich, favoring ripe orchard and…

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Posted on 2018.05.23 in Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Stunning Wines from Italy’s Lake Garda

There is value almost everywhere you look if you know how to spot it. In this case, value lies in the unheralded agricultural region on the glacial morainic slopes of Lake Garda, in the Valtènesi sub-zone distinguished by superior exposure…

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Posted on 2018.05.16 in Italy, Lombardy, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Refreshing Loire Cabernet Franc from Top Producer in Saumur-Champigny

Saumur-Champigny has the reputation for producing some of the finest expressions of Cabernet Franc available to humanity. The underlying tuffeau (a soft, chalky limestone) is the foremost element in Saumur-Champigny’s distinctive quality. It is here, in the small town of…

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Posted on 2018.05.09 in France, Loire, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

New Vintage of A Favorite Corbières

Maxime Magnon Rozeta (Corbières 2016) Special 6-pack Price: $221 (~$37/bottle) We’ve been bringing in young star winemaker Maxime Magnon‘s gorgeous expressions of Corbières from reclaimed old-vine plots in high-altitude vineyards for several years now. A native of the Burgundy region, he studied under…

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Posted on 2018.05.02 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 


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