Wine Offerings: Saturday Sips

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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Posted on 2019.04.17 in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

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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Posted on 2019.04.11 in Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

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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Posted on 2019.04.04 in Catalunya, Cava, Saturday Sips, Spain DO  |  Read more...

 

Old Vines, Deep Roots in Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Domaine La Barroche “Signature” (Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016) Special 6-pack Price: $297 (~$49/bottle) It was back in 1703 when the Barrot family first purchased plots of land in the village of Châteauneuf du Pape and that land has been handed down ever…

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Posted on 2019.03.28 in France, Saturday Sips, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...

 

Crowd-Pleasing Italian White from the Shores of Lake Garda

Ottella “Molceo” (Lugana Riserva 2015) White Special 6-pack Price: $145 (~$24/bottle) Comprehending Italian grape varieties and regions can sometimes be a bit of a puzzle, but it’s usually entertaining. Lugana is one of the few Italian appellations that crosses a…

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Posted on 2019.03.20 in Italy, Lombardy, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Spirit and Soul in French Catalonia – Domaine La Tour Vieille’s Dry Wines of Collioure & Natural Sweet Wines of Banyuls

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 bequiling land is where the Massif des Albères, the eastern…

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Posted on 2019.03.14 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Fattoria di Fèlsina “Fontalloro” — Famed Tuscan Sangiovese

Fattoria di Fèlsina “Fontalloro” (Toscana 2013) Special 6-pack Price: $331 (~$55/bottle) Fattoria di Fèlsina has long been one of the great names in Tuscany. Since its first publication in 1987, Gambero Rosso, Italy’s acclaimed wine rating guide,…

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Posted on 2019.03.07 in Italy, Saturday Sips, Tuscany  |  Read more...

 

Robust Côte de Beaune Premier Cru Red Burgundy on a Budget

Domaine Jean-Claude Regnaudot “La Fussière” (Maranges, Premier Cru, 2014) Special 6-pack Price: $167 (~$28/bottle) Didier Regnaudot’s very old Pinot Noir vines grow out of the steep hillsides on the southernmost edge of the Côte de Beaune. One of the top…

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Posted on 2019.02.28 in Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

New Vintage White from Alemany i Corrio: French Inspiration with a Catalan Soul

Alemany i Corrio “Principia Mathematica” (Penedès 2017) White Special 6-pack Price: $140 (~$23/bottle) Travel south and west down the coast of Spain from Barcelona past golden, powdery sand beaches before heading inland to the Massís del Garraf – a mountain…

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Posted on 2019.02.21 in Penedes, Saturday Sips, Spain DO  |  Read more...

 

A New, Right-Bank Bordeaux Project from Jacques Thienpont, Maker of Le Pin

L’Hêtre (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux 2016) Special Price: $173/6-pack (~$29/bottle) One of the most obvious ways to find excellent value is to mine lower-end bottlings from producers that have a solid reputation for making some of the world’s greatest wines. 

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Posted on 2019.02.14 in Bordeaux, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 


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