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A New, Right-Bank Bordeaux Project from Jacques Thienpont, Maker of Le Pin

L’Hêtre (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux 2016) Special Price: $173/6-pack (~$29/bottle) One of the most obvious ways to find excellent value is to mine lower-end bottlings from producers that have a solid reputation for making some of the world’s greatest wines. 

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Posted on 2019.02.14 in Bordeaux, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Coastal Tuscany’s Maremma Expressed Through a Star Winemaker’s Beautifully Mature Red Wine

Ampeleia Cuvée “Ampeleia” (IGT Costa Toscana 2012) Special Price: $183/6-pack (~$31/bottle) Many of you are already familiar with Elisabetta Foradori’s biodynamic, Teroldego-based wines of unrivaled quality that shine on the international stage. We have featured these northeastern Italian…

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Posted on 2019.01.10 in Italy, Saturday Sips, Tuscany  |  Read more...

 

Give the Gift of Wine: Mixed 12-pack of Top-Quality 2014 Bordeaux Half-Bottles in Wood Box

12-pack of Top-Quality 2014 Bordeaux Half-Bottles in Wood Box $350 Stop by the shop this Saturday to sample a few fantastic red wines from Bordeaux. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the wine lover in your life –…

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Posted on 2018.12.05 in Bordeaux, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Brothers in Wine – Everyday Bottles from a Big Family Name in the Loire Valley

The brothers Philippe and Thierry Germain have relatively short but storied winemaking careers in France’s Loire Valley. Thierry arrived first. Raised in Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, at the family winery of Château Yon-Figeac, Thierry set out on his own in 1991 at the…

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Posted on 2018.08.22 in France, Loire, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

First-Rate Producer + Excellent Vintage + Underrated Appellation = Superb Value 2015 Bordeaux

Château La Vieille Cure (Fronsac 2015) $183/6-pack (~$31/bottle) The appellation of Fronsac is one of Bordeaux’s lesser known winemaking regions. It is an area of back-country roads and tiny vineyards a stone’s throw from the celebrated appellations of Pomerol and…

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Posted on 2018.08.09 in Bordeaux, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

2015 Second Wine from Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Classified Producer in Pessac-Léognan

Château Smith Haut Lafitte “Le Petit Haut Lafitte” (Pessac-Léognan 2015) $253/6-pack (~$42/bottle) From the soils of Pessac-Léognan on the left bank of the Garonne in Northern Graves, Château Smith Haut Lafitte’s history in Bordeaux dates back over 800…

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Posted on 2018.08.01 in Bordeaux, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

2015 Second Wine from an Exceptional Producer Flexing Muscle on Superior Terroir in Saint-Émilion

Château Quintus ˝Le Dragon de Quintus˝ (Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2015) $318/6-pack (~$53/bottle) In the summer of 2011, Domaine Clarence Dillon, owners of the renowned estates Château Haut-Brion and Château La Mission Haut-Brion, acquired the historic estate of Château Tertre Daugay in Saint-Émilion and…

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Posted on 2018.07.25 in Bordeaux, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

2015 Vintage Bordeaux – Affordable, Game-Changing Red & White

The 2015 vintage in Bordeaux should easily be the best vintage since 2010, with reds, dry whites and sweet wines all showing the potential for greatness. This Saturday we are kicking off the first of many tastings to explore the…

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Posted on 2018.07.11 in Bordeaux, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Masterful Catalan Pyrenees Wines from a Legend

Raül Bobet has a long list of achievements: He has a masters degree in chemical engineering and a doctorate in oenology. He has 18 years of experience at Bodegas Torres, Spain’s largest producer of DO wines under its own label,…

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Posted on 2018.06.20 in Costers del Segre, Saturday Sips, Spain DO  |  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...

 


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