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Ring in the New Year with Grower Bubbles, Special Focus: Champagne Tarlant – Masters of Zero Dosage

Happy New Year! Stop by the shop for all your bubbly needs. We have sparkling wines from France, Spain, and Italy starting at $15. As usual, we’ll have our elaborate selection of small-production sparkling wines, and grower Champagnes from Grand…

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Posted on 2019.12.27 in Champagne, France, Special Selections  |  Read more...

 

Turkey Day Beaujolais

As always, our first rule for selecting Thanksgiving wine is not to freak out searching for a flawless pairing. The typical feast is far too diverse with textures, flavors, and aromas. There is no reason to kill yourself striving for…

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Posted on 2019.11.21 in Beaujolais, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Pinot Noir with Muscles — New Vintage Gevrey-Chambertin from Domaine Dominique Gallois

Gevrey-Chambertin is one of the most recognized appellations in Burgundy for good reason. At the commune level, these can be immensely satisfying Pinot Noir-based wines, substantial, dark-hued, infused with assertive fruit and heady aromatics. The distinction of Gevrey-Chambertin becomes unmistakable…

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Posted on 2019.10.17 in Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

The Champagne Society

Welcome to The Champagne Society Congratulations! In the coming months you will be drinking some of the best Champagne and sparkling wines known to humanity. As a member of The Champagne Society, you’re in a select community of like-minded folks…

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Posted on 2019.10.01 in Champagne, France, Special Selections, The Champagne Society  |  Read more...

 

The Champagne Society – October 2019 Selection

Champagne Jacquesson “Cuvée No. 736 Dégorgement Tardif” (Extra Brut) Price for The Champagne Society members: $100 (regular price $150) Long-time subscribers to The Champagne Society will no doubt be familiar with Champagne Jacquesson’s 700-series created to showcase the character of a…

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2016 Red & White Burgundy from Revered Parcels in Côte de Beaune — Great Value for the Burgundy Insider

The story of Domaine Lafouge goes back centuries. It was established in 1650 in the village of Auxey-Duresses, just west of the vineyards of Meursault. Although the family has been producing wines from village and premier cru vineyards for several…

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Posted on 2019.09.12 in France  |  Read more...

 

The Champagne Society – August 2019 Selection

Champagne Tarlant “Zero” Brut Nature Two Half Bottles Price for The Champagne Society members: $64 The Tarlant family has tended vines in the Vallée de la Marne since 1687. They began producing their own wine in the 1870s….

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Posted on 2019.08.01 in Champagne, France, The Champagne Society  |  Read more...

 

Pure Riesling and Pinot Noir from a Rising Star in Alsace

The winemaking region of Alsace — located in far eastern France, on the border of southern Germany — is perhaps the most geologically complex in all of France. Much like Burgundy, the vineyards of Alsace lie on the western side of…

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Posted on 2019.07.25 in Alsace, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

2016 Gamay-Based Wines of Thibault Liger-Belair – Influential Nuits-Saint-Georges Producer Making Waves in Beaujolais and Beyond

Cousin to Vicomte Liger-Belair of La Romanée fame, in 2001 Thibault Liger-Belair took over storied family property in Nuits-Saint-Georges, reclaiming vineyards which had been contracted out to various sharecroppers and creating a new domaine under his own name….

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Posted on 2019.06.27 in Beaujolais, Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

The Champagne Society – June 2019 Selection

Champagne Philipponnat Royale Réserve Non Dosé Price for The Champagne Society members: $64 The Champagne region is France’s northernmost production zone. It is at the very limits of vine cultivation. The finest vineyard sites, both in soil and microclimate, are…

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Posted on 2019.06.01 in Champagne, France, The Champagne Society  |  Read more...

 


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