October 2021

In The Beginning Latour Created Cabernet-Merlot’s Sacred Synergy: A Bordeaux Like No Other in ‘Pauillac’ (3-Bottle Pack $375)

The mystique of Cru Classé Bordeaux transcends that of any other man-made consumable. Reverent vignerons will insist that great wine is made in the vineyard, and yet, however vital is nature’s role—fate, circumstance and geography—no gnarled, stressed, long-suffering centenarian vine…

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Posted on 2021.10.25 in Pauillac, France, Bordeaux, Saturday Sips Wines, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...


Châteauneuf-du-Pape Dials Back to Find Its Balance and Nuance: Nine Top Producers’ 2018 Wines Show (9-Bottle Pack $499) + Pure Châteauneuf-du-Pape (4-Bottle Pack $699) + SATURDAY SIPS

Wine is evolution. The flavors behind that simple metaphor are as vast as any spectrum; it can be seen in grape vines aging gracefully, producing fruit that is increasingly concentrated and complex—it is obvious when a vigneron hones the craft…

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Posted on 2021.10.16 in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France, Wine-Aid Packages, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...


‘Mercurey’ Rising: Four Standout Producers Soar in Burgundy’s Hidden Jewel with Red & White – (7-Bottle Pack $310, Tax Included) + SATURDAY SIPS Returns

Like the Roman god from which this appellation takes its name, Mercurey is often associated with the color red—and that’s because 90% of Mercurey’s vinous output is Pinot Noir. Situated in the heart of the Chalonnaise, - - -
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2021.10.07 in Côte Chalonnaise, Mercurey, Saturday Sips Wines, France, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...


The Art of The Blend – Haut-Médoc Winemakers are the Real Face of Bordeaux: Six Producers Shine in 2018. (12-Bottle Pack $297, Tax Included)

‘Bordeaux blend’ (which, ironically, never appears on a Bordeaux label) is a loaded term, meant to elicit emotion and stir memories. That’s not a bad thing: In fact, it’s a paean to the world’s most synergistic appellation, where the art…

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Posted on 2021.10.06 in France, Bordeaux, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...


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