June 2019

2016 Gamay-Based Wines of Thibault Liger-Belair – Influential Nuits-Saint-Georges Producer Making Waves in Beaujolais and Beyond

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 sharecroppers and creating a new domaine under his own name….

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Posted on 2019.06.27 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Beaujolais, Burgundy  |  Read more...


Heady Southern Rhône Red — 2016 Gigondas from Top Producer in Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Domaine Les Pallières “Racines” (Gigondas 2016) Special Price: $232/6-pack (~$39/bottle) The next best thing to a great Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a less expensive, yet superb Gigondas (pronounced jhee-gohn-dahss) from celebrated Châteauneuf-du-Pape producers. Brothers and fourth generation winemakers Frédéric and Daniel Brunier are…

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Posted on 2019.06.20 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...


Crisp, Aromatic White Wine from a Rising Star in Sicily + World Class Sicilian Reds

Arianna Occhipinti “SP68” Bianco (IGT Terre Siciliane 2017) Special Price: $108/6-pack (~$18/bottle) Among the stony hillsides and jagged coasts of Sicily lie acres of citrus and olive groves, fields of grains and herbs, and, of course, vines, all proliferating in…

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Posted on 2019.06.13 in Saturday Sips Wines, Italy, Sicily  |  Read more...


Sunny Provence — Domaine de la Tour du Bon and All the Colors of Bandol

Although relatively small, Bandol is easily Provence’s most recognized appellation. It’s sun-soaked southerly terraces brushed with Medditerranean breezes are ideal for cultivating Mourvèdre. Mourvèdre is a grape variety with one of the longest growing cycles, but when fully ripened has…

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Posted on 2019.06.06 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Provence  |  Read more...


The Champagne Society June 2019 Selection: Champagne Philipponnat

Champagne Philipponnat Royale Réserve Non Dosé Price for The Champagne Society members: $64 The Champagne region is France’s northernmost production zone. It is at the very limits of vine cultivation. The finest vineyard sites, both in soil and microclimate, are…

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Posted on 2019.06.01 in France, The Champagne Society, Champagne  |  Read more...


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