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White Bordeaux, in The Flesh: The Distinctive Dry Whites of Pessac-Léognan and Sauternes Demand Close Attention in Fourteen Châteaux (White 7-Bottle Sampler Pack $348)

Location, locution, libation: The three cardinal rules of real estate are thus rewritten when the Bordeaux turns white, as some back-story is required for a true appreciation of the breed. Check out a list of the priciest wines on record…

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Posted on 2023.10.03 in Pessac-Léognan, France, Bordeaux, Wine-Aid Packages  |  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 France, Saturday Sips Wines, Spain DO, Wine-Aid Packages, Costers del Segre  |  Read more...

 

Gamay and Sauvignon Blanc’s Strong Presence in Touraine, the Heart of Loire Valley, And Rightfully So. Four Producers Represented in 9-Bottle Pack ($259), 5 Red And 4 White

John Updike refers to the French as ‘that strange race, neither northern nor southern, both sensual and ascetic, the epitome in turn of chivalry and the bourgeoisie.’ Updike, a prolific writer of fiction, poetry, non-fiction and art/literary reviews, never got…

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Posted on 2023.02.15 in Touraine, France, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Wines That Have Recently Captured Our Attention: Seven Gestures By Seven Thoughtful Producers In The Loire And The French Mediterranean (7-Bottle Pack $269)

I’ve always imagined that one of the great pleasures (and challenges) of owning an art gallery is mounting significant shows—exhibitions that represent a relevant theme, whether it is showcasing new talent, topical issues or illustrating cross-cultural interpretations of a similar…

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Posted on 2022.09.20 in Touraine, Anjou, Pouilly-Fumé, Vouvray, Terrasses du Larzac, Patrimonio, Saumur-Champigny, France, Wine-Aid Packages, Languedoc-Roussillon, Loire, Corsica  |  Read more...

 

A Veritable Viticultural Revolution at Domaine Vacheron: Sancerre Cuvées Reflective of The Region’s Wide Soil Diversity in White, Rosé and Red. (6-Bottle Pack $318)

Just as the Loire River runs through the heart of France, Sancerre pierces the heart of summertime and provides an unadorned synthesis of the scents we associate with the easy season: The whites are redolent of cut grass and Meyer…

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Posted on 2022.08.18 in Sancerre, France, Wine-Aid Packages, Loire  |  Read more...

 

Bloomsday Commemoration (June 16 – In-Store Tasting) Jurassic Odyssey: Exploring Burgundy’s Golden Gate with Eight Producers in Four Appellations (11-Bottle Pack $344)

2022 marks the hundredth anniversary of the release of James Joyce’s modernist masterpiece ‘Ulysses’, and a few venerable souls who purchased a copy on the day it came out are still trying to wade through it. Not everyone agrees on…

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Posted on 2022.06.14 in Chablis, Bourgogne Côtes d'Auxerre, Saint-Bris, Petit Chablis, France, Saturday Sips Wines, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

‘The Pope of Gamay’ Henry Marionnet’s Guardianship of Purity and Diversity in Touraine Four wines, Red and White (8-bottle Pack, $196)

Saturday Sips Returns Saturday Sips returns March 5, 2022 with a tasting of several wines from the Henry Marionnet selection. As always, we place safety at the forefront of wine tasting experiences, and whereas we will provide glassware, feel free…

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Posted on 2022.03.06 in Touraine, France, Wine-Aid Packages, Loire  |  Read more...

 

Give the Gift of Membership to ‘The Champagne Society’: Six Months ($279) or Twelve Months ($499) + STANDOUT DOZEN OF THE YEAR: Buy All for $479

  A Membership Subscription to ‘The Champagne Society’ Gift Lily Bollinger once said, “I only drink champagne when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory; I…

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Posted on 2022.02.02 in Côte Chalonnaise, Rully, Givry, Pauillac, Moulin-à-Vent, Sancerre, Saumur-Champigny, France, Bordeaux, Penedes, Beaujolais, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages, Champagne, Rioja DOC, Loire, Southern Rhone, Navarra, Ribeiro  |  Read more...

 

In-Store Walk-Around Tasting: A Decade of Château Cos d’Estournel in Seven Wines (Second Growth, Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux)

These past eighteen months have been tough across the board, for us as individuals, as shop keepers, and as a community. I’d like to take a moment to personally thank each of our valued patrons for sticking with us and…

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Posted on 2021.09.10 in Saint-Estephe, France, Bordeaux, News & Events  |  Read more...

 

France’s Central-Loire Sauvignon Blanc & Pinot Noir: White, Red …. and Rosé for Your Mom, Sancerre-ly. (6-Bottle Pack $298, All Included)

The languid Loire is the longest river in France, and its winemaking locus, occasionally interspersed with cereal crops, covers almost 200,000 acres. Originating in the south—virtually in the Rhône appellation—the river scrambles up through Orléans and hooks toward Tours in…

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Posted on 2021.05.08 in France, Loire  |  Read more...

 


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