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Thanksgiving Feast Wine Matchup Pack: Eight Alsace Picks To Flatter The Food, Reawaken The Appetite And Renew Weary Taste Buds ($296) + RECENT ARRIVAL 2020 Domaine Albert Boxler

A true masterpiece is composed of many elements, and all the details must be in precise balance: The forearm musculature on Michelangelo’s ‘David’ for example—the intake of breath in the nostril of Sanmartino’s ‘Veiled Christ.’ This is as true for…

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Posted on 2023.11.20 in France, Wine-Aid Packages, Alsace  |  Read more...

 

Higher Grounds: Raül Bobet Transforms Practices and Traditions in a New Vineyard in The Catalan Pyrenees Mountains, Northern Spain (5-Bottle Pack $299) + Saturday Sips Returns

Join us for Saturday Sips ‘La Diada de Sant Jordi’ falls on April 23 in the Catalan holiday calendar, a day of books and roses, and it is a great reason to resume our all-day, in-store Saturday sips. Among the…

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Posted on 2023.04.14 in Saturday Sips Wines, France, Spain DO, Wine-Aid Packages, Costers del Segre  |  Read more...

 

From Rock to Wine: Six Domaines Showcase Alsace Grand Crus’ Singularity of Character + Pinot Noir Is Taking Root in Alsace

As a gold medal represents the highest award that an Olympic athlete can win, in the wine world, Grand Cru is the highest designation to which a plot of land can aspire. If you are a lover of French wine…

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Posted on 2023.03.02 in France, Alsace  |  Read more...

 

A Portrait of The Wine as a Grape: The Pure Expression of Alsace’s Varietal Wines Domaine Schoffit in Six Grapes (6-Bottle Pack $189) + Alsace: Under Pressure (3-Bottle Pack $110)

If you’re ever called upon to distill the essence of Alsatian wine into a single, simplistic phrase, you might say: ‘German varietals done in French styles.’ Of course, like Alsace itself, nothing about wine is simple, and it’s a fact…

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Posted on 2023.03.01 in Crémant d'Alsace, France, Wine-Aid Packages, Alsace  |  Read more...

 

Thanksgiving Feast Wine Matchup Pack: Nine Picks to Enhance the Food, Reawaken the Appetite and Renew Weary Taste Buds ($299) + New Arrival: Sparkling Burgundy From Young Puligny-Montrachet Vines

A true masterpiece is composed of many elements, and all the details must be in precise balance: The forearm musculature on Michelangelo’s ‘David’ for example—the intake of breath in the nostril of Sanmartino’s ‘Veiled Christ.’ This is as true for…

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Posted on 2022.11.11 in Crémant du Bourgogne, Savoie, Côte Chalonnaise, Givry, Moulin-à-Vent, Beaujolais-Villages, Puligny-Montrachet, Montlouis-sur-Loire, Menetou-Salon, France, Spain DO, Penedes, Beaujolais, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages, Loire, Sherry/Jerez, Cava, Alsace  |  Read more...

 

A Portrait of the Wine as a Grape: The Pure Expression of Alsace’s Varietals From the Iconic Domaine Weinbach in Six Grapes (7-Bottles Pack $234)

To distill the essence of Alsatian wine into a single, simplistic concept: ‘German varietals and French styles.’ Of course, nothing about wine is simple, and it’s a fact that Alsace produces some of the most complex wines of any region…

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Posted on 2022.07.02 in France, Wine-Aid Packages, Alsace  |  Read more...

 

Thanksgiving Wine Lineup: Seven Wines to Serve from Beginning to End + Dry Hard Cider from Brittany (France) Earns a Place at the Table (8-Bottle Package $220)

The spotlight of Thanksgiving is an expression of gratitude—for the bounty and for the providers. This extends to every phase of the celebration, family to feast, and in the rush of preparation, wines either get pushed to a back-burner or,…

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Posted on 2021.11.19 in Côte Chalonnaise, Givry, Beaujolais-Villages, France, Beaujolais, Spain DO, Penedes, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages, Southern Rhone, Alsace, Navarra  |  Read more...

 

Half-a-Dozen Wines to Pour on Thanksgiving Day (12-pack for $280 All-Included)

G.K. Chesterton wrote, “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” Despite (or perhaps because of) the tumult of 2020, we can probably all find something to be thankful…

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Posted on 2020.11.18 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Beaujolais, Piedmont, Spain DO, Penedes, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages, Italy, Rioja DOC, Alsace  |  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 France, Saturday Sips Wines, Alsace  |  Read more...

 

Supple Pinot Noir + Expressive White Wines from the Alsace “Gardens” of Domaine Ostertag

1966 was the year that Irma and Adolphe Ostertag first bottled their estate grown wines. The couple owned a little over seven acres at the time. After further developing his winemaking background in Burgundy, it is André Ostertag, representing the…

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Posted on 2019.01.24 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Alsace  |  Read more...

 


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