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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...

 

The Gesture of Being Natural, All About the Fruit: From Vineyard to Table by 9 Grower-Producers (8-Bottle Pack $230) + Champagne & Pét-Nat in the Raw

In wine, ‘natural’ is a concept before it’s a style. It refers to a philosophy; an attitude. It may involve a regimen of rituals or it may be as simple as a gesture, but the goal, in nearly every case,…

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Posted on 2021.11.30 in Saint-Amour, Muscadet, France, Beaujolais, Spain DO, Champagne, Wine-Aid Packages, Loire, Southern Rhone, South West, Arribes, Tierra de Leon, Valencia, Ribeira Sacra  |  Read more...

 

In The Beginning Latour Created Cabernet-Merlot’s Sacred Synergy: A Bordeaux Like No Other in ‘Pauillac’ (3-Bottle Pack $375)

The mystique of Cru Classé Bordeaux transcends that of any other man-made consumable. Reverent vignerons will insist that great wine is made in the vineyard, and yet, however vital is nature’s role—fate, circumstance and geography—no gnarled, stressed, long-suffering centenarian vine…

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Posted on 2021.10.25 in Pauillac, France, Bordeaux, Saturday Sips Wines, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

The Art of The Blend – Haut-Médoc Winemakers are the Real Face of Bordeaux: Six Producers Shine in 2018. (12-Bottle Pack $297, Tax Included)

‘Bordeaux blend’ (which, ironically, never appears on a Bordeaux label) is a loaded term, meant to elicit emotion and stir memories. That’s not a bad thing: In fact, it’s a paean to the world’s most synergistic appellation, where the art…

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Posted on 2021.10.06 in France, Bordeaux, Wine-Aid Packages  |  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...

 

In the Cradle of Malbec: The Wines of Cahors’ Top Producer in Four Notes. (8-Bottle Pack $280, Tax Included)

The Cahors AOP was created exclusively for red wines crafted from Malbec grapes, and unlike much of Southern France (where many grape varieties equate to a multitude of styles) Cahors has largely remained a one-trick pony, fully capable of elevating…

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Posted on 2021.06.29 in France, South West  |  Read more...

 

Cahors’ Argentine Revival: The Original Malbec by Four New Generation Producers. (12-Bottle Pack $286, All Included) – Saturday Sips

Carl Sandburg might have described Malbec as big-shouldered, stormy, husky and brawling. He might have called it coarse and strong and cunning. One thing is clear: Whether in its juicy, gentle incarnation in the Southwest of France or in its…

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Posted on 2021.04.15 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, South West  |  Read more...

 

$270 “A Dozen Rosés” Wine-Aid Package — Crisp, Cool Climate Rosé + A Rosé Sparkler (All Included and Delivered)

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” — Rainer Maria Rilke Whether you’re social-distancing with friends on the patio, grilling in the backyard, or just relaxing on a cozy chair with a…

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Posted on 2020.06.08 in France, Beaujolais, Spain DO, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages, Loire, Cava, South West  |  Read more...

 

Combel-La-Serre Cahors — Superbly Balanced, Old-World Malbec from its Homeland in Southwest France

Before the Malbec grape variety became the darling of Argentina, it was the most commonly planted vine throughout southwest France, including Bordeaux. That is until the severe winter of 1956 killed off a large portion of the vines. While Bordeaux…

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Posted on 2019.11.07 in France, South West  |  Read more...

 

Clearing 2012 Médoc Bordeaux

Château Haut-Maurac (Médoc 2012) Special 6-Pack Price: $117 ($19.50/bottle) SOLD OUT We picked up the last few cases of the 2012 vintage of Château Haut-Maurac at a great price and are passing that savings on to you. Drinking at its…

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Posted on 2017.09.21 in France, Bordeaux, Saturday Sips Wines  |  Read more...

 


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