Wine Offerings: Wine-Aid Packages

Tracing Jurassic Treasures: Diverse Soil and Grape Varieties Produce Boundless Shades and Styles in France’s Jura Mountains. (7-Bottle Package $229)

Jordan Nodel, a treasured patron, perfectly summarized one of this week’s package offerings, Domaine Rolet’s 2018 ‘Rouge Tradition’: “I really enjoyed this bottle. Stylistically it’s often just what I’m looking for: Something with a slight cherry tartness, lively acidity without…

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Posted on 2022.01.17 in Jura, Arbois, Macvin du Jra, L'Étoile, Château-Chalon, Macvin du Jura, France, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Out with the Old: Vintage 2014 ‘Village’ Wines from Burgundy’s Côte-de-Nuits Communes Have Matured into Perfection, Modest Prices

We’ve survived another challenging year, and many of us will gather in smaller groups to ring in 2022. Our selection of 2014 wines represent more than ideal dinner companions – they are the mature culmination of the winemakers’ dream. In…

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Posted on 2022.01.03 in Côte de Nuits, Morey-Saint-Denis, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny, Rueda, France, Spain DO, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Give the Gift of Membership to ‘The Champagne Society’: Six Months ($279) or Twelve Months ($499) + STANDOUT DOZEN OF THE YEAR: Buy All for $479

  A Membership Subscription to ‘The Champagne Society’ Gift Lily Bollinger once said, “I only drink champagne when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory; I…

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Posted on 2021.12.25 in Côte Chalonnaise, Rully, Givry, Pauillac, Moulin-à-Vent, Sancerre, Saumur-Champigny, France, Bordeaux, Beaujolais, Penedes, Burgundy, Champagne, Wine-Aid Packages, Rioja DOC, Loire, Southern Rhone, Navarra, Ribeiro  |  Read more...

 

A Burgundy by Any Other Name: Hidden Value in Côte d’Or’s ‘Régionale’ Burgundy Ten Outstanding Producers in 6 Reds and 4 Whites (10-Bottle Pack $399)

Not all Burgundy is the stuff of legend, but all IS the stuff of Burgundy. That is, wine from a narrow strip of French farmland that runs for around sixty miles, from Auxerre in the north to Mâcon in the…

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Posted on 2021.12.11 in Côte de Nuits, Morey-Saint-Denis, Premeaux-Prissey, Premeaux-Prissey, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Marsannay, Côte de Beaune, Ladoix-Serrigny, Vosne-Romanée, Pommard, Volnay, Pernand-Vergelesses, Puligny-Montrachet, Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet, Meursault, Côte de Beaune, France, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Bordeaux’s First Among Equals: Paulliac’s Perfect Soil for Cabernet Sauvignon Delivers Power and Elegance in First Growth and Second Growth Châteaux’ 2nd & 3rd Wines (6-Bottle Pack $439)

Pauillac: Cabernet Sauvignon’s Holy Land Bordeaux looms at the periphery of every red wine experience; like Michelangelo hovering above an art class or Shakespeare over English Literature, the twin banks of the River Gironde form a greater tributary from which…

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Posted on 2021.12.08 in Pauillac, France, Bordeaux, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

The Gesture of Being Natural, All About the Fruit: From Vineyard to Table by 9 Grower-Producers (8-Bottle Pack $230) + Champagne & Pét-Nat in the Raw

In wine, ‘natural’ is a concept before it’s a style. It refers to a philosophy; an attitude. It may involve a regimen of rituals or it may be as simple as a gesture, but the goal, in nearly every case,…

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Posted on 2021.11.30 in Saint-Amour, Muscadet, France, Beaujolais, Spain DO, Champagne, Wine-Aid Packages, Loire, Southern Rhone, South West, Arribes, Tierra de Leon, Valencia, Ribeira Sacra  |  Read more...

 

Thanksgiving Wine Lineup: Seven Wines to Serve from Beginning to End + Dry Hard Cider from Brittany (France) Earns a Place at the Table (8-Bottle Package $220)

The spotlight of Thanksgiving is an expression of gratitude—for the bounty and for the providers. This extends to every phase of the celebration, family to feast, and in the rush of preparation, wines either get pushed to a back-burner or,…

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Posted on 2021.11.19 in Côte Chalonnaise, Givry, Beaujolais-Villages, France, Beaujolais, Spain DO, Penedes, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages, Southern Rhone, Navarra, Alsace  |  Read more...

 

The Essential Thanksgiving Wine: Burgundy’s Joyful Beaujolais Pairs Well with Feast’s Myriad of Dishes, Five Producers in Ten Appellations & Shades (10-Bottle Pack $335)

G.K. Chesterton considered gratitude to be the highest form of thought; John F. Kennedy once wrote, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” In…

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Posted on 2021.11.14 in Chirouble, Morgon, Cote de Brouilly, Saint-Amour, Moulin-à-Vent, Fleurie, Beaujolais-Villages, France, Beaujolais, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

In The Beginning Latour Created Cabernet-Merlot’s Sacred Synergy: A Bordeaux Like No Other in ‘Pauillac’ (3-Bottle Pack $375)

The mystique of Cru Classé Bordeaux transcends that of any other man-made consumable. Reverent vignerons will insist that great wine is made in the vineyard, and yet, however vital is nature’s role—fate, circumstance and geography—no gnarled, stressed, long-suffering centenarian vine…

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Posted on 2021.10.25 in Pauillac, France, Bordeaux, Saturday Sips Wines, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Dials Back to Find Its Balance and Nuance: Nine Top Producers’ 2018 Wines Show (9-Bottle Pack $499) + Pure Châteauneuf-du-Pape (4-Bottle Pack $699) + SATURDAY SIPS

Wine is evolution. The flavors behind that simple metaphor are as vast as any spectrum; it can be seen in grape vines aging gracefully, producing fruit that is increasingly concentrated and complex—it is obvious when a vigneron hones the craft…

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Posted on 2021.10.16 in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France, Wine-Aid Packages, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...

 


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