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The Majestic Mountain Wines of Spain’s Sierra de Gredos

Maldivinas is a partnership between childhood friends Juan Carlos Arenas and Guillermo Fernandez Santos established in 2006 from plots of old vine Garnacha around the town of Cebreros some 50 miles due west of Madrid. This is traditional winemaking territory, where…

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Posted on 2019.01.16 in Saturday Sips, Spain DO, Tierra de Leon  |  Read more...

 

Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s Finest Terroir + A Poundable Côtes-du-Rhône

Situated in the heart of the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the vineyard Clos Saint Patrice has an unhindered view of the famous Château of the popes which has dominated the village and its vineyards for almost 800 years. But…

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Posted on 2018.12.12 in France, Saturday Sips, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...

 

Bold & Balanced Red from an Emerging Sub-zone in the Languedoc

Domaine Saint Sylvestre Red (Terrasses du Larzac 2014) 20% Discount 6-Pack Price: $216 ($36/bottle) One of the most exciting wine regions in France right now is Terrasses du Larzac. Newly minted with appellation status in 2014, the area is distinguished…

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Posted on 2018.11.08 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Beguiling Provençal Wines from a Virtuoso of the Vine

The appellation of Les Baux-de-Provence is unmistakably Provençal. Between olive groves and pine forests the rocky landscape is wild with the fragrant garrigue that marks its wines. Although the appellation is small and relatively new, the handful of winemaking estates…

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Posted on 2018.10.11 in France, Provence, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Transition into Fall with Easy Drinking Red & White from “Green Spain”

Hard-working vigneron Eulogio Pomares is a rising star in the far northwest corner of Spain where he receives accolades from critics and consumers alike. Although perhaps best known for his work with the region’s Albariño variety as the seventh generation…

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Posted on 2018.09.19 in Rias Biaxas, Ribeira Sacra, Saturday Sips, Spain DO  |  Read more...

 

New Vintage of A Favorite Corbières

Maxime Magnon Rozeta (Corbières 2016) Special 6-pack Price: $221 (~$37/bottle) We’ve been bringing in young star winemaker Maxime Magnon‘s gorgeous expressions of Corbières from reclaimed old-vine plots in high-altitude vineyards for several years now. A native of the Burgundy region, he studied under…

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Posted on 2018.05.02 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Bright & Pure Sardinian Red

Vigne Rada “Riviera” (Cannonau di Sardegna 2016) Red Special Price: $146/6-pack (~$24/bottle) You already know of our affinity for the wines of the Catalonia region of Spain, and you are certainly aware of our small but carefully selected set of…

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Posted on 2018.03.24 in Italy, Sardinia  |  Read more...

 

Charming, World-Class Mediterranean Red Wines from a Top Producer in Fitou

Fitou is the very first granted appellation in the southern French region of Languedoc. It consists of two small enclaves within Corbières: Fitou Maritime, a clay-limestone band around the saltwater lagoons on the coast, and Fitou Montagneux, a patch of…

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Posted on 2018.01.11 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Terrasses du Larzac – Hip Southern French Reds

One of the most exciting wine regions in France right now is Terrasses du Larzac. Newly minted with appellation status in 2014, the area is distinguished for its unique climate that benefits from both the warm Mediterranean sea and the…

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Posted on 2017.12.14 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Red Côtes-du-Rhône – the Warmth of Southern France in a Bottle

Maxime-François Laurent “Il Fait Soif” (Côtes-du-Rhône 2016) Special 6-pack Price: $146 (~$24/bottle) The Southern Rhône is a magical place. On a sweeping tumble of broad terraces beneath villages of ancient glory lie sun-drenched vineyards filled with the scents of thyme…

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Posted on 2017.12.07 in France, Saturday Sips, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...

 


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