May 2019

Newly Arrived 2016 Vintage Burgundy from Domaine Stéphane Magnien — Classic Pinot Noir from Hallowed Soils

Domaine Stéphane Magnien holds 11 acres in total. To give you a visual representation, this is almost the amount of land that comprises the entirety of the Detroit Institute of Arts campus — one block bordered by…

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Posted on 2019.05.30 in Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Extreme Corsican Terroir Expressed in an Everyday Red Wine

Domaine Giacometti “Cru des Agriate” (Patrimonio Rouge 2016) Special Price: $113/6-pack (~$19/bottle) We knew that Domaine Giacometti’s “Cru des Agriate” Patrimonio Rouge was a Corsican beauty when we brought it in last autumn. But after drinking several…

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Posted on 2019.05.23 in Corsica, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Le C des Carmes Haut-Brion — First-Rate, Second-label Bordeaux

Le C des Carmes Haut-Brion (Pessac-Léognan 2016) Special Price: $189/6-pack (~$31/bottle) As the name implies, Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion sits on hallowed ground in the Pessac-Léognan appellation within the region of Graves, very near the First-Growth estate of…

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Posted on 2019.05.15 in Bordeaux, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Piero Benevelli — A Range of Superb Value Italian Piedmont Reds, from Dolcetto d’Alba to Barolo

The Benevelli estate lies at the southern end of the Barolo production zone in Italy’s Piedmont region, where the Maritime Alps meld with the Apennines forming a watershed where several rivers flow north through the hills known as Langhe. Planted with…

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Posted on 2019.05.09 in Italy, Piedmont, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

A Personal Letter from Winemaker Charlotte Allen Introducing Her New and Refreshing Red from Western Spain

“Cielos y Besos” (Arribes 2016) Special Price: $108/6-pack (~$18/bottle) Our good friend Charlotte Allen is a winemaker and Englishwoman living in the remote Spanish village of Fermoselle in Las Arribes del Duero, near the border of Portugal. You…

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Posted on 2019.05.02 in Arribes, Saturday Sips, Spain DO  |  Read more...

 


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