August 2018

Exciting Red & White Burgundy from a Nuits-Saint-Georges Superstar

Cousin to Vicomte Liger-Belair of La Romanée fame, in 2001 Thibault Liger-Belairtook over storied family property in Nuits-Saint-Georges, reclaiming vineyards which had been contracted out to various share croppers and creating a new domaine under his own name….

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Posted on 2018.08.30 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Burgundy  |  Read more...


Brothers in Wine – Everyday Bottles from a Big Family Name in the Loire Valley

The brothers Philippe and Thierry Germain have relatively short but storied winemaking careers in France’s Loire Valley. Thierry arrived first. Raised in Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, at the family winery of Château Yon-Figeac, Thierry set out on his own in 1991 at the…

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Posted on 2018.08.22 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Loire  |  Read more...


First-Rate Producer + Excellent Vintage + Underrated Appellation = Superb Value 2015 Bordeaux

Château La Vieille Cure (Fronsac 2015) $183/6-pack (~$31/bottle) The appellation of Fronsac is one of Bordeaux’s lesser known winemaking regions. It is an area of back-country roads and tiny vineyards a stone’s throw from the celebrated appellations of Pomerol and…

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Posted on 2018.08.09 in France, Bordeaux, Saturday Sips Wines  |  Read more...


2015 Second Wine from Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Classified Producer in Pessac-Léognan

Château Smith Haut Lafitte “Le Petit Haut Lafitte” (Pessac-Léognan 2015) $253/6-pack (~$42/bottle) From the soils of Pessac-Léognan on the left bank of the Garonne in Northern Graves, Château Smith Haut Lafitte’s history in Bordeaux dates back over 800…

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Posted on 2018.08.01 in Bordeaux, Saturday Sips Wines, France  |  Read more...


The Champagne Society – August 2018 Selection: Champagne Veuve Fourney

Champagne Veuve Fourny & Fils “Monts de Vertus” (Vertus Premier Cru Extra Brut 2009) Price for The Champagne Society members: $67 (regular price $79) Champagne Veuve Fourny is one of the most respected producers in Champagne….

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The Champagne Society – August 2018 Selection: Champagne Alexandre Penet

Alexandre Penet Brut Nature (Bouzy Grand Cru) Price for The Champagne Society members: $64 (regular price $75) Maison Penet is a historic Champagne house located in the village of Verzy in Montagne de Reims. Fifth generation winemaker Alexandre Penet holds…

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