August 2019

Muscadet – the Great White (Wine) of Loire Atlantique

Join us this Saturday to taste three different Muscadet from two top producers in the region. There are a few things one should know about Muscadet: 1) Although it is sometimes confused with Muscat or Moscato, Muscadet is not a…

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Posted on 2019.08.29 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Loire  |  Read more...


Some of Tuscany’s Best Sangiovese from a “Lunatic” in Montalcino

Some folks think that Venetian-born Giuseppe Sesti is a lunatic. A student of music, art, and astronomy, the last of which became his profession, Giuseppe eventually fell into winemaking after restoring the abandoned ruins of the Castello di…

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Posted on 2019.08.22 in Saturday Sips Wines, Italy, Tuscany  |  Read more...


Dispatches from the Land of Cabernet Franc

Join us this Saturday as we explore the diversity of the Middle Loire valley through several different bottles. Although adjacent, Saumur-Champigny and Chinon belong to two separate sub-regions; Anjou-Saumur and Touraine, respectively. Both regions are known for malleable limestone (tuffeau)…

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Posted on 2019.08.08 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Loire  |  Read more...


The Champagne Society – August 2019 Selection

Champagne Tarlant “Zero” Brut Nature Two Half Bottles Price for The Champagne Society members: $64 The Tarlant family has tended vines in the Vallée de la Marne since 1687. They began producing their own wine in the 1870s….

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Posted on 2019.08.01 in France, The Champagne Society, Champagne  |  Read more...


Thrilling New High-altitude Biodynamic Wines from Pepe Raventós

You most likely already know Pepe Raventós as the head of Raventós i Blanc — a leading producer of Spanish sparkling wines that have become one of our most popular selections at the shop. Raventós i Blanc is…

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Posted on in Saturday Sips Wines, Spain DO, Penedes  |  Read more...


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