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Stunning Wines from Italy’s Lake Garda

There is value almost everywhere you look if you know how to spot it. In this case, value lies in the unheralded agricultural region on the glacial morainic slopes of Lake Garda, in the Valtènesi sub-zone distinguished by superior exposure…

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Posted on 2018.05.16 in Italy, Lombardy, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Inexpensive Party Wines for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer. Tis’ the season of backyard barbecues, hanging out on the patio, picnics in the park, and any excuse you can find to enjoy the outdoors with friends, family, and wine. While…

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Posted on 2017.05.25 in Burgundy, France, Italy, Languedoc-Roussillon, Misc Spanish, Ribiero, Saturday Sips, Spain DO, Veneto  |  Read more...

 

Bargain Price for Blue-Chip Chianti Classico

Castello di Ama “San Lorenzo” (Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2011) Red Special 6-pack Price: $195 (~$32/bottle) While we’re always doing our best to offer great wine at prices that are competitive with the rest of the country, every once in…

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Posted on 2016.11.29 in Italy, Saturday Sips, Tuscany  |  Read more...

 

Tuscan Red in Its Prime

Il Conventino (Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, 2010) $28/bottle SOLD OUT Of the three main production zones in Tuscany for Sangiovese-based wines, it’s Vino Nobile di Montepulciano that seems most often overlooked. Thanks to a certain fictional forensic psychiatrist and cannibalistic…

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Posted on 2016.06.01 in Italy, Saturday Sips, Tuscany  |  Read more...

 

Dinner with Alain Brumont of Château Montus — One of France’s Most Influential Winemakers

Alain Brumont has built the largest domaine in Madiran with over ten percent of appellation holdings in superb vineyard sites. With the guidance of the legendary winemaker himself, we’ll delve deep into the roster of wines, white and red,…

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Posted on 2016.02.26 in France, News & Events, South West  |  Read more...

 

Tuscan Wine Tasting with I Collazzi Winemaker

Thursday, February 25th, 5:30-7, Elie Wine Co. will be pouring the wines of I Collazzi with Cellarmaster Alberto Torelli. We will be tasting the Chianti Classico “I Bastioni”, Merlot-based “Libertà”, a Bordeaux-blend Super-Tuscan “Collazzi”, and the white wine “Otto…

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Posted on 2016.02.12 in Italy, News & Events, Tuscany  |  Read more...

 


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