Wine Offerings: Saturday Sips

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...

 

Sunny Provence — Domaine de la Tour du Bon and All the Colors of Bandol

Although relatively small, Bandol is easily Provence’s most recognized appellation. It’s sun-soaked southerly terraces brushed with Medditerranean breezes are ideal for cultivating Mourvèdre. Mourvèdre is a grape variety with one of the longest growing cycles, but when fully ripened has…

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Posted on 2019.06.06 in France, Provence, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Newly Arrived 2016 Vintage Burgundy from Domaine Stéphane Magnien — Classic Pinot Noir from Hallowed Soils

Domaine Stéphane Magnien holds 11 acres in total. To give you a visual representation, this is almost the amount of land that comprises the entirety of the Detroit Institute of Arts campus — one block bordered by…

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Posted on 2019.05.30 in Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Extreme Corsican Terroir Expressed in an Everyday Red Wine

Domaine Giacometti “Cru des Agriate” (Patrimonio Rouge 2016) Special Price: $113/6-pack (~$19/bottle) We knew that Domaine Giacometti’s “Cru des Agriate” Patrimonio Rouge was a Corsican beauty when we brought it in last autumn. But after drinking several…

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Posted on 2019.05.23 in Corsica, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

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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Posted on 2019.05.15 in Bordeaux, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

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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Posted on 2019.05.09 in Italy, Piedmont, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

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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Posted on 2019.05.02 in Arribes, Saturday Sips, Spain DO  |  Read more...

 

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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Posted on 2019.04.25 in Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

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...

 


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