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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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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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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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2016 Vintage Burgundy from Domaine Sylvain Langoureau in Côte de Beaune

We’re always excited to receive a new vintage from the husband and wife team of Nathalie and Sylvain Langoureau, especially when they are as wonderfully drinkable as the 2016s. The couple farm about 24 acres of prime vineyards mainly in…

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Southern Rock & Rhône: Dinner & Music with the Winemaker — Samuel Montgermont of Clos Saint Patrice in Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Join us on Friday, May 3rd at 6:00 pm for an evening of wine, food, and music in the Parliament Room, a hip dining and music venue at Otus Supply in Ferndale (Nine Mile & Woodward). $120/seat all-inclusive —…

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Sibling Rivalry in Emilia-Romagna, Italy — Forget What You Know About Lambrusco

A well-made Lambrusco is a joy to drink with just about any type of food, yet as a wine type it still languishes from the many drinkers that still associate Lambrusco solely with the sweet, fizzy, purple wine-drink that was…

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New 2016 Vintage Burgundy from A Rising Star in the Côte de Beaune

Over the past few years we have become fully enamored with the wines of Rodolphe Demougeot. The 2016 vintage wines have arrived and they are tasting great. It’s always difficult to summarize vintage characteristics, especially in a land of…

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Taste the Great Catalan Sparkling Wines of Raventós i Blanc with Pepe Raventós

Join us this Saturday to taste the stunning wines of Raventós i Blanc. Pepe Raventós will be with us from 1:00 to 3:00, providing details and insight into one of the finest sparkling wine operations in the…

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The Champagne Society – April 2019 Selection

Champagne Bonnaire “Rosé” or “Ver Sacrum” Price for The Champagne Society members: $50 Since 1932 Champagne Bonnaire has been a family-run winery based in the village of Cramant in the heart of the Côte des Blancs. This grower estate really hit its…

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The Champagne Society

Welcome to The Champagne Society Congratulations! In the coming months you will be drinking some of the best Champagne and sparkling wines known to humanity. As a member of The Champagne Society, you’re in a select community of like-minded folks…

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