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Wines That Have Recently Captured Our Attention: Seven Gestures By Seven Thoughtful Producers In The Loire And The French Mediterranean (7-Bottle Pack $269)

I’ve always imagined that one of the great pleasures (and challenges) of owning an art gallery is mounting significant shows—exhibitions that represent a relevant theme, whether it is showcasing new talent, topical issues or illustrating cross-cultural interpretations of a similar…

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Posted on 2022.09.20 in Saumur-Champigny, Tooraine, Anjou, Pouilly-Fumé, Vouvray, Terrasses du Larzac, Patrimonio, France, Wine-Aid Packages, Languedoc-Roussillon, Loire, Corsica  |  Read more...

 

Second Thoughts: Fabled Château Ausone Re-releases Older Second Wine ‘Chapelle d’Ausone’ Three Vintages: 2011, 2012 and 2016 + 2019 Pre-arrival Special Price

In Bordeaux, a Château has the right to sell all of its production under the name of its domain, yet they rarely do. Based on vine age vs. current yield, producers occasionally replant vineyard plots and it generally takes a…

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Posted on 2022.08.25 in France, Bordeaux  |  Read more...

 

2021 Underscored the Challenges Southern Rhône & Provence Producers are Facing Amidst Climatic Extremes, Yet These 9 Makers Produced Easily Drinkable, Unexpectedly Complex Dry Rosé (10-Bottle Pack $264) + (3-Bottle Pack $72)

We can all agree that rosé is ideal for warm weather, and we can probably also agree that climate change is leading to a bit too much warm weather. And that does not necessary lead to more rosé, since the…

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Posted on 2022.06.24 in Sancerre, Gigondas, Tavel, Côte-de-Provence, Côtes-du-Rhône, Rosé de Loire, Anjou, France, Wine-Aid Packages, Loire, Provence, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...

 

Second Thoughts: Bordeaux Second (And Now Third) Wines Château d’Issan (Margaux 6-Bottle Pack $326) & Château Pédesclaux (Pauillac 6-Bottle Pack $294) + In-Store Tasting ‘Left-Bank Rendez-Vous’ – RSVP

Rather than shedding tears, Bordeaux adds tiers—and classification is what Bordeaux is all about. While the Grand Vin is expected to be the A-game of any château, with technological advancements and an increasingly warm climate, the price of these top-shelf…

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Posted on 2022.05.07 in Pauillac, Margaux, France, Bordeaux, Saturday Sips Wines, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

A Letter to The Editor: re: “The Producers of Right Now.” Four in Eight Wines. (8-Bottle Pack $228)

When our friend and colleague Leslie Pariseau from ‘PUNCH’ Drinks sent out an email to wine retailers and restaurant/bar managers asking about the state of the art in wine appreciation today, we thought it was worthy of a…

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Posted on 2022.04.28 in Saumur-Champigny, Tooraine, La Tierra de Castilla, France, Spain DO, Wine-Aid Packages, Rioja DOC  |  Read more...

 

A Margaux Wine Renaissance: Change of Generations Yields Gains in Quality and Consistency. A Dozen Producers’ Showcase. (8-Bottle Pack $395)

Nowhere has consistency been more sought after than in the Médoc—this despite the vagaries of climate, the uncertain wine market and as seen in Margaux especially over the past twenty years, the importance of the human touch. Americans used to…

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Posted on 2022.03.25 in Margaux, France, Bordeaux, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Pichon-Comtesse’s Singular Identity DNA Like No Other Pauillac – A Strut Through Two Decades (2000 to 2019)

‘When you’re number two, you try harder.’ Had the phrase not already been copyrighted by Avis in 1962, Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande might well be using it for their tag line today. Under the 1855 Classification, which Napoleon…

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Posted on 2022.03.21 in Pauillac, France, Bordeaux  |  Read more...

 

The Savoir-Faire of Six Prominent Bordeaux Châteaux Applied in Castillon: Proximity and Similarity to Saint-Émilion’s Terroir Beckons (12-Bottle Pack $338)

As Diogenes went off with his lantern to look for an honest man, at Elie Wine Company, we take special pride in illuminating lesser known French and Spanish wine regions and spotlighting passionate winemakers who often fly beneath the global…

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Posted on 2022.02.18 in France, Bordeaux, 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 2022.02.02 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...

 

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...

 


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