Wine Offerings: France

‘The Lord of Beaujolais’: Moulin-à-Vent Boasting Structure and Elegance in Three Top Producers’ Wines (6-Bottle Pack $238, Tax Included)

Moulin-à-Vent is to the ten crus of Beaujolais what Moulin Rouge is to Parisian cabarets: First among equals. Of course, that equality is a matter of taste—some consumers prefer floral Fleurie or charming Chiroubles to the full-bodied, tannic-structured Moulin-à-Vent and…

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Posted on 2021.09.16 in France, Beaujolais, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

In-Store Walk-Around Tasting: A Decade of Château Cos d’Estournel in Seven Wines (Second Growth, Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux)

These past eighteen months have been tough across the board, for us as individuals, as shop keepers, and as a community. I’d like to take a moment to personally thank each of our valued patrons for sticking with us and…

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Posted on 2021.09.10 in Saint-Estephe, France, Bordeaux, News & Events  |  Read more...

 

What Land Really Smells Like: A Passionate Grower-Maker Captures Catalunya’s Mediterranean Fauna & Flora in Three Colors Natural·ly  (10-Bottle Pack $261, Tax Included)

From the unblemished beauty of Mediterranean seascapes to the leafy boulevards of Barcelona—a port that has outgrown its geography—Catalunya is a breeding ground for talent. With each detail hooked to history and every footprint pushing toward the future, Catalan creators…

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Posted on in France, Spain DO, Penedes, Wine-Aid Packages, Catalunya  |  Read more...

 

Power with Restraint: Seven Top Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé Estates Deliver a Top Vintage in 2018’s Miracle Harvest (7-Bottle Pack $385, Tax Included)

In Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon is the duke of the manor while Merlot is the duchess, and if these terms sound antiquated in 2021, be assured that the traditions of the region are delightfully established. And nowhere in Bordeaux is this…

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Posted on 2021.08.26 in France, Bordeaux, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

The Champagne Society

Welcome to The Champagne Society Congratulations! In the coming months you will be drinking some of the best Champagne and sparkling wines known to humanity. As a member of The Champagne Society, you’re in a select community of like-minded folks…

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Posted on 2021.08.20 in France, The Champagne Society, Champagne  |  Read more...

 

A Dozen Rosés: The French Climate Divide: Northern (Oceanic) vs. Southern (Mediterranean) in Six Types by Six Producers (12-Bottle Pack $246, Tax Included)

With apologies to Mr. Shakespeare, a rosé by any other name would probably be sweeter. The fortunes of pink wine have risen and fallen with consumer tastes, especially in the United States, where rosé has endured a shunning for being…

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Posted on in Chinon, France, Bordeaux, Beaujolais, Wine-Aid Packages, Loire, Provence, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...

 

Terroir Distilled in the Acclaimed Santa Duc’s Six Interpretations of S Rhône 2 Leading Crus: Châteauneuf-du-Pape & Gigondas (6-Bottle Pack $380, Tax Included)

Lieux-dits are a wine lover’s Google Earth; a satellite view of an appellation focused on a tiny, representative parcel. Not all vineyards have lieux-dits, and among those that do, not all are created equal. In general, it’s a term that…

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Posted on 2021.08.15 in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France, Wine-Aid Packages, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...

 

Storied Bordeaux Left Bank Châteaux’ Second Wines 2018: EXCEPTIONAL. ‘First, I am. Second, I was’ – Philippe de Rothschild (9-Bottle Pack $495, Tax Included)

Storied Bordeaux Left Bank Châteaux’ Second Wines 2018: ‘Dense’ and Exceptional. Casey Affleck to Ben? Jim Belushi to John? Or God forbid, Frank Stallone to Rocky? Wine critics often regarded a château’s second label wine with a haughty sniff, referring…

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Posted on 2021.08.11 in Pauillac, Saint-Estephe, Saint Julien, Margaux, France, Bordeaux, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

The Champagne Society August 2021 Selection

Champagne Valentin Leflaive Cuvée 15 I 50 – Grand Cru ‘Le Mesnil sur Oger’ – Blanc de Blancs – Extra Brut Price for Members of The Champagne Society: $93 When great minds think alike, great wines may be born. That…

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Posted on 2021.08.05 in France, The Champagne Society, Champagne  |  Read more...

 

Four ‘Pur’ Micro-Terroir ‘Climat’ Scores with a Maestro in Three Beaujolais Village Crus: Terroir. Terroir. Terroir. (8-Bottle Pack $314, Tax Included)

As a wine term, ‘terroir’ transcends nationality. It leapfrogs appellations and vaults borders; it is a small package within a warehouse of nuances. Literally, it may mean ‘dirt’, but only in the context under which soil exists as part of…

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Posted on 2021.07.30 in Chirouble, Morgon, Cote de Brouilly, France, Beaujolais, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 


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