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Classic Mediterranean Red from a Rising Star in a Rising Appellation

Domaine Saint Sylvestre Red (Terrasses du Larzac 2014) Special 6-Pack Price: $216 ($36/bottle) It seems absurd to think that a winemaking region as old and storied as the Languedoc in southern France would have sub-regions to “discover” but the truth…

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Posted on 2017.11.02 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Southern French Red from Biodynamic Pioneer

Domaine Léon Barral (Faugères, 2014) ~$29/bottle (6-pack discount price) We’ve been bringing in Didier Barral‘s wines for several vintages now and not only are they extraordinary wines of power and complexity that speak of the earth, his top cuvées are tasting better…

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Posted on 2017.08.10 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Mother’s Day Special: Crowd-Pleasers from Italy’s Abruzzo & Spanish Sparkling Rosé

It’s amazing to watch Cristiana Tiberio’s star rising so fast. She has only been fully responsible for the winemaking at her family’s 74 acre estate in the Cugnoli area of Pescarese (one of the four zones of Abruzzo) since 2011….

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Posted on 2017.05.11 in Abruzzo, Italy, Saturday Sips, Spain DO  |  Read more...

 

2012 Grange des Pères – Cult Wine from Languedoc

$117/bottle If we ever questioned why Laurent Vaillé‘s Domaine de la Grange des Pères Rouge has attained cult status, a recent tasting of an early 2000s vintage presented us the answer. It was near perfection. Layers of earthy, herbal complexity…

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Posted on 2016.07.27 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Château de Beaucastel – Foremost Châteauneuf-du-Pape at Pre-arrival Prices

Château de Beaucastel (Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2013) $415/6-pack (~$69/bottle) We’ve sourced a limited amount of this world-class wine and although it’s already stocked in our shop we’re offering it at pre-arrival prices. Regular price is $89/bottle. Please call or email if you…

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Posted on 2016.05.20 in France, Southern Rhone, Special Selections  |  Read more...

 

Revisiting a Seductive Mediterranean Red

Domaine Les Mille Vignes “Cadette” (Fitou, 2012) $248/6-pack (~$41/bottle) Loyal readers of our “Saturday Sips” email know that we rarely feature a wine and vintage that we’ve done before. But after drinking a stunningly good bottle of 2012 Domaine Les Mille…

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Posted on 2016.02.26 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Pure, Concentrated, and Seductive Mediterranean Red

Domaine Les Mille Vignes “Cadette” (Fitou, 2012) ~$41/bottle Fitou is the very first granted appellation in the southern French region of Languedoc. It consists of two small enclaves, Fitou Haut, a patch of mountainous schist 15 miles inland, and Fitou…

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Posted on 2015.10.28 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Faugères – France’s Well Kept Secret

Domaine Léon Barral (Faugères, 2012) ~$29/bottle We have been trying to bring in Didier Barral‘s wines for years now and we were finally able to score the 2011 vintage last year, so some of you might already be familiar…

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Posted on 2015.10.07 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Value from Southern Rhône’s Vacqueyras

2011 Domaine des Amouriers Price: $26/bottle 2010 Domaine de l’Espigouette Price: $24/bottle We’re always talking about “value” wines. The reality is, when it comes to wine, there is no definition of value that we can apply as a broad…

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Posted on 2015.04.01 in France, Saturday Sips, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...

 

Sophisticated and Affordable Southern Rhône

Domaine de l’Oratoire St. Martin (Cairanne Côtes-du-Rhône Villages) – 2011 Les Douyes Rouge Special Price: $26/bottle SOLD OUT – 2010 Haut Costias Blanc Special Price: $15/bottle SOLD OUT L’Oratoire Saint-Martin estate

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Posted on 2015.03.19 in France, Saturday Sips, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...

 


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