Wine Offerings: Saturday Sips

Stunning Wines from Italy’s Lake Garda

There is value almost everywhere you look if you know how to spot it. In this case, value lies in the unheralded agricultural region on the glacial morainic slopes of Lake Garda, in the Valtènesi sub-zone distinguished by superior exposure…

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Posted on 2018.05.16 in Italy, Lombardy, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Refreshing Loire Cabernet Franc from Top Producer in Saumur-Champigny

Saumur-Champigny has the reputation for producing some of the finest expressions of Cabernet Franc available to humanity. The underlying tuffeau (a soft, chalky limestone) is the foremost element in Saumur-Champigny’s distinctive quality. It is here, in the small town of…

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Posted on 2018.05.09 in France, Loire, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Crowd-Pleasing & Fleshy Super Tuscan

Fattoria I Collazzi “Collazzi” (IGT Toscana 2014) Special Price: $243/6-pack (~$40/bottle) The breathtaking estate of Collazzi lies at the gates of Florence in northern Tuscany. A large part of the estate is covered with olive trees…

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Posted on 2018.04.25 in Italy, Saturday Sips, Tuscany  |  Read more...

 

Domaine Clusel-Roch Coteaux du Lyonnais – Where Northern Rhône meets Cru Beaujolais

Domaine Clusel-Roch “Galet” (Coteaux du Lyonnais 2015) Special Price: $156/6-pack (~$26/bottle) The link between the vineyards of Beaujolais and the Northern Rhône Valley lie on the slopes of the Monts du Lyonnais at the eastern edge of the Massif Central. While achieving…

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Posted on 2018.04.18 in France, Northern Rhone, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Spain’s Côte-Rôtie – The Soaring Slopes of Ribeira Sacra

Sílice Viticultores “Sílice” (Galicia 2016) Special Price: $156/6-pack (~$26/bottle) It has long been recognized that the western Spanish region of Ribeira Sacra in Galicia had the potential to create world-class wines. Indeed, thousands of years ago, Romans carved terraces on…

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Posted on 2018.04.11 in Ribeira Sacra, Saturday Sips, Spain DO  |  Read more...

 

Classic Barolo from the Outstanding 2010 Vintage

Alessandro and Gian Natale Fantino “Riserva” Cascina Dardi Bussia (Barolo 2010) ~$53/bottle Barolo is a perfect marriage between a grape and a place. Indeed, the Nebbiolo variety – named after the fogs or “nebbia” that are normal during its late…

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Posted on 2018.04.04 in Italy, Piedmont, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Righteous Syrah from Hallowed Ground in the Northern Rhône

Domaine Combier Crozes-Hermitage 2015 Special Price: $210/6-pack (~$35/bottle) A great winemaker is first and foremost a fruit farmer. So perhaps it is no surprise that Maurice Combier has channeled his knowledge of organic fruit farming to produce pure and elegant…

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Posted on 2018.03.28 in France, Northern Rhone, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Domaine Bart – Brilliant (& Absurd Value) 2015 Vintage Burgundy from the Côte de Nuits

Domaine Bart Marsannay Red Special Price: $151/6-pack (~$25/bottle) We are always talking about value and doing our best to offer world-class wines that are worth every cent. But every once in a while a wine comes along that is such…

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Posted on 2018.03.14 in Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Lauded Garagistes Alemany i Corrio – French Inspiration, Catalan Soul

Alemany i Corrio “Pas Curtei” (Penedès 2013) red Special 6-pack Price: $142 (~$24/bottle) The most inland and mountainous subzone of the Spanish appellation of Penedès is appropriately named the Alt Penedès. This Mediterranean region is characterised by relatively low yield…

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Posted on 2018.03.07 in Penedes, Saturday Sips, Spain DO  |  Read more...

 

Elisabetta Foradori — Trailblazing Biodynamic Winemaker of the Dolomites

Elisabetta Foradori “Granato” Teroldego (Vigneti delle Dolomiti 2015) Special Price: ~$67/bottle Elisabetta Foradori is a virtuoso of the vine. Since she took over her family’s Trentino estate at the tender age of 20…

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Posted on 2018.02.28 in Italy, Saturday Sips, Trentino Alto Adige  |  Read more...

 


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