Wine Offerings: Saturday Sips

Mas des Caprices — Genuine & Full-flavored Organic Red Wine from Mediterranean France

Fitou, a wild and remote subzone on the Languedoc-Roussillon border, is the very first granted appellation in that region. It consists of two small enclaves within Corbières: Fitou Maritime, a clay-limestone band around the saltwater lagoons on the coast, and…

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Posted on 2020.01.23 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Coume del Mas – Among the Best Dry and Fortified Wines in Southern France’s Côte du Roussillon

The Côte Vermeille (vermillion coast) is a 13 mile long stretch of beaches, small bays, creeks, and coves nested along the coastline of southern France on the border of Catalunya. This romantic yet rugged land is where the Massif des…

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Posted on 2020.01.16 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Loire Valley Cabernet Franc from Bernard Baudry – Fruit, Terroir, Balance

Bernard Baudry “Les Grézeaux” (Chinon  2017) RED Special 6-pack Price: $146 (~$24/bottle) Bernard Baudry is easily one of Chinon’s best producers. Born into a winemaking family, Bernard studied oenology in Beaune and began his professional life as…

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Posted on 2020.01.09 in France, Loire, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

New Vintage of A Favorite Corbières

Maxime Magnon Rozeta (Corbières 2016) RED Special 6-pack Price: $205 (~$34/bottle) We’ve been bringing in young star winemaker Maxime Magnon‘s gorgeous expressions of Corbières from reclaimed old-vine plots in high-altitude vineyards for several years now. A native of the Burgundy…

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Posted on 2020.01.03 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Give the Gift of Bordeaux + Stock up on an Inexpensive but Tasty Bordeaux for the Holidays

The Gift of Bordeaux If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the wine lover in your life – even if that wine lover is you – look no further than our Gift Box of 2015 Vintage 

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2019.12.12 in Bordeaux, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Another Rising Star and Another Gem of a Red Wine from Southern France

The River Hérault rises out of the Cévennes mountain range, carving a path through limestone before flowing south across the fertile plain west of Montpellier and finally emptying into the Mediterranean. It cuts through the heart of the winemaking region…

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Posted on 2019.12.05 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Turkey Day Beaujolais

As always, our first rule for selecting Thanksgiving wine is not to freak out searching for a flawless pairing. The typical feast is far too diverse with textures, flavors, and aromas. There is no reason to kill yourself striving for…

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Posted on 2019.11.21 in Beaujolais, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Power and Silkiness, Red Wines from Domaine du Gros ‘Noré in Bandol — the Grand Cru of Provence

Do a little digging into the work of Alain Pascal of Domaine du Gros ‘Noré and the first thing the wine pundits want you to know is how much of an outsized character he is. While it is…

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Posted on 2019.11.14 in France, Provence, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Piedmont Red & White from a Pioneer of the Biodynamic Movement

“An agricultural product is a flower that blossoms from the encounter of love between the creativity of nature and that of man.” — Stefano Bellotti The Italian town of Gavi lay in the easternmost reaches of the Monferrato hills at…

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Posted on 2019.10.31 in Italy, Piedmont, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Closing Chapter for the Portuguese Estate Quinta do Centro, Deeply Reduced Prices on the Last of the Red Wines from Sonho Lusitano

We’ve gone through many vintages of the wines of Sonho Lusitano Vinhos and even had owner Richard Mayson host a dinner party here in Birmingham a few years ago. After 12 harvests, this Portuguese project has come to an end…

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Posted on 2019.10.24 in Alentejo, Portugal, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 


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