Wine Offerings: Saturday Sips

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 Italy, Saturday Sips, 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, Loire, Saturday Sips  |  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 2019.08.01 in Penedes, Saturday Sips, Spain DO  |  Read more...

 

Pure Riesling and Pinot Noir from a Rising Star in Alsace

The winemaking region of Alsace — located in far eastern France, on the border of southern Germany — is perhaps the most geologically complex in all of France. Much like Burgundy, the vineyards of Alsace lie on the western side of…

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Posted on 2019.07.25 in Alsace, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Taste the Abruzzo Rainbow — New Vintage Wines from Cristiana Tiberio

Just in time for a withering heat wave here in Detroit, we’ve received a new shipment of wines from one of our favorite Italian producers. Cristiana Tiberio is based in the Cugnoli area of Pescarese (one of the…

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Posted on 2019.07.18 in Abruzzo, Italy, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Jean-Charles Abbatucci — Making World-Class Wines, Supporting Tradition in Corsica

Although the island of Corsica is France’s most southerly vineyard area, it is surprisingly not its hottest. Elevation and wind modify the realities of latitude, demonstrated by the remarkable freshness of the best of Corsica’s white wines, and the almost…

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Posted on 2019.07.11 in Corsica, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Laurent Vaillé‘s Domaine de la Grange des Pères – Cult Wine from Languedoc

If we ever questioned why Laurent Vaillé‘s Domaine de la Grange des Pères Red has attained cult status, a recent tasting of an early 2000s vintage presented us the answer. It was near perfection. Layers of earthy, herbal complexity balanced…

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Posted on 2019.07.08 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

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 Beaujolais, Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  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, 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 Italy, Saturday Sips, Sicily  |  Read more...

 


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