Wine Offerings: Saturday Sips

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...

 

Pinot Noir with Muscles — New Vintage Gevrey-Chambertin from Domaine Dominique Gallois

Gevrey-Chambertin is one of the most recognized appellations in Burgundy for good reason. At the commune level, these can be immensely satisfying Pinot Noir-based wines, substantial, dark-hued, infused with assertive fruit and heady aromatics. The distinction of Gevrey-Chambertin becomes unmistakable…

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Posted on 2019.10.17 in Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

New Vintage Comincioli — Rich and Pure Italian Wines from the Shores of Lake Garda

Although published in 1990 and out-of-print, Burton Anderson’s The Wine Atlas of Italy still offers some of the most insightful observations on Italian wine to be found anywhere. Almost 30 years ago his take on Azienda Agricola…

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2019.10.10 in Italy, Lombardy, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

New Vintage Red Wines from Artuke — Rapidly Rising Stars of Rioja

One of the most exciting producers in Rioja right now, we’ve always adored the wines from brothers Arturo and Kike de Miguel Blanco, third generation viticulturalists that produce wine for Artuke Bodegas y Viñedos. It seems that each new vintage highlights…

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Posted on 2019.10.03 in Rioja DOC, Saturday Sips, Spain DO  |  Read more...

 

Corsica, France’s Last Wine Frontier — the Grand Wines of Clos Canarelli + A One of a Kind Sparkling from Domaine Comte Abbatucci

We have been bringing in some of the most renowned producers from the island of Corsica for years and we are quite proud of the selection we have assembled. We are excited to share the newly-arrived, thrilling wines of Yves…

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Posted on 2019.09.26 in Corsica, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Organic and Full of Emilia-Romagna Personality — the Italian Wines of La Stoppa

Colli Piacentini (Hills of Piacenza) is a wine region in the northwest of Italy near the point where Emilia-Romagna meets Piedmont, Lombardy, and Liguria. It is a storied land where viticulture has been practiced since as far back as 2000…

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Posted on 2019.09.19 in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 


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