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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...

 

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 (Collazzi olive oil truly…

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Posted on 2018.04.25 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 $330 If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the wine lover in your life – even if that wine lover is you – look no further than our mixed 12-pack of Bordeaux half bottles packed…

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Posted on 2017.11.30 in Bordeaux, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Château Lillian-Ladouys – Unique & Inexpensive “Left Bank” Bordeaux

Château Lilian Ladouys (Saint-Estèphe 2014) Special 6-pack price: $146 (~$24/bottle) There are few places in France where the complex truths of terroir are explored with subtler articulacy than the “Left Bank” of Bordeaux. Although each of the top appellations share…

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Posted on 2017.11.10 in Bordeaux, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 


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