January 2023

Savoie Fare: Distinctive and Immediately Appealing Wines From The French Alpine Region Rare Local Varieties + Domaine Blard & Fils (5-Bottle Sampler Pack $173)

Italy is one giant vineyard, cuff to heel, but in France, wine regions are like fireflies in a midnight garden; they light up isolated corners. The brightest fireflies command most of the attention, of course, and as a result, the…

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Posted on 2023.01.31 in Savoie, France, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

A Burgundy by Any Other Name: AOP ‘Régionale’ Burgundy From Côte d’Or’s Pedigreed Communes. Hidden (Affordable) Gems From Ten Outstanding Producers (10-Bottle Pack $457)

Not all Burgundy is the stuff of legend, but all is the stuff of Burgundy. That is, wine from a narrow strip of French farmland that runs for around sixty miles from Auxerre in the north to Mâcon in the…

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Posted on 2023.01.24 in Côte de Nuits, Morey-Saint-Denis, Premeaux-Prissey, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Marsannay, Côte de Beaune, Ladoix-Serrigny, Vosne-Romanée, Pommard, Volnay, Pernand-Vergelesses, Puligny-Montrachet, Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet, Meursault, Côte de Beaune, Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny, Savigny-lès-Beaune, Hautes-Côtes de Nuits, Chorey-lès-Beaune, Monthélie, Aloxe-Corton, Vougeot, Auxey-Duresses, Saint-Romain, Blagny, Maranges, France, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

A Decade in The Making Burgundy’s 2012 Côte-de-Nuits Grand and Premier Crus Show Character and Complexity Ten Wines From Five Domaines

Aging is synonymous with living, and with experience comes change. As always, wine goes with the flow. The best of mature wines show their age with grace, providing layers of complex tones; earth and forest while retaining their fountain of…

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Posted on 2023.01.13 in Côte de Nuits, Morey-Saint-Denis, Premeaux-Prissey, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne-Romanée, Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, France, Burgundy  |  Read more...

 

The Grape That Came in From The Cold: Rioja’s Graciano Vine is At Home (and Soars) in La Mancha; Natural-ly. Four Wines in a 6-Bottle Pack for $173

Graciano in Rioja: But Never the Bride Avis Car Rental changed advertising history by touting the virtues of playing second fiddle. ‘Always a bridesmaid, never a bride’ is a clichéd acknowledgment of a supporting role. But Graciano, a Spanish grape…

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Posted on 2023.01.11 in La Tierra de Castilla, France, Spain DO, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 


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