Big Bottles

Big Bottles

The Color Collector 2017

The Color Collector 2017

The Wonderful 2015 Baroli of Vajra

The Wonderful 2015 Baroli of Vajra

Mimi Casteel's Hope Well Pinot Noir

Mimi Casteel's Hope Well Pinot Noir


Podere Le Boncie: Chianti's Other Great IGT

Podere Le Boncie: Chianti's Other Great IGT

Lovely, Electric Sudtirolers from Franz Gojer

Lovely, Electric Sudtirolers from Franz Gojer

I feel like it's been a really long time since I've sold some wines like these two...or maybe that's just because when both of these landed, I was so excited at how good they were, that it felt like I'd forgotten just how good wines like this are.
A Pair of Gorgeous Dry Wines from Madeira

A Pair of Gorgeous Dry Wines from Madeira

Two Rosés (or Rosato/Rosados) from Volcanoland

Two Rosés (or Rosato/Rosados) from Volcanoland


Analemma: One of Our Longtime Favorites Returns

Analemma: One of Our Longtime Favorites Returns

A Favorite Returns: Morey's Chassagne Virondot

A Favorite Returns: Morey's Chassagne Virondot

A Favorite Returns: Morey's Chassagne Virondot

 

Last Summer, I offered the 2011 vintage of Marc Morey's Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru En Virondot, and it became a feeding frenzy that quickly demolished 25 cases.

 

People have been asking about it ever since...

 

It was pretty easy to see why - it was perfectly wide open, showing both the wonderful generosity of the 2011 vintage with fantastic freshness to balance things out.

 

Rarely had I offered (or encountered) a White Burg that was showing so much mature complexity and balance for the price. 

Piedmont Saturday

Piedmont Saturday

Piedmont Saturday

 

Our current selection from Piedmont.

You Say Rosé, I Say Rosato

You Say Rosé, I Say Rosato

You Say Rosé, I Say Rosato

 

Ok, so I actually say both and you may very well do the same but as pink wine extends its unrelenting run of summer wine dominance into a now second decade, I am increasingly feeling compelled to distinguish between the catch-all French designation 'rosé' and its lesser-used Italian and Spanish versions, 'rosato' and 'rosado,' respectively. While there is no difference in the way these wines are produced (aside from each winemaker's personal decisions), the term 'rosé' has become as eponymous as popsicle, polaroid and ping-pong. I am certainly not without fault here. When I am called upon for a list of "rosé recommendations," I often simply run through all of our pink wine options, regardless of origin and appellation, failing to clarify whether we are dealing with a rosé from France, a rosato from Italy, or a rosado from Spain, and even at times referring to a "delicious Tuscan rosé" or a "really cool rosé from Rioja." Horrors!


Michel Couvreur: The Great (Mostly) Undiscovered Gem of the Whisky World

Michel Couvreur: The Great (Mostly) Undiscovered Gem of the Whisky World

Michel Couvreur: The Great (Mostly) Undiscovered Gem of the Whisky World
Exploring Italian Whites: Sicily to Alto Adige (via Umbria and Friuli)

Exploring Italian Whites: Sicily to Alto Adige (via Umbria and Friuli)

Exploring Italian Whites: Sicily to Alto Adige (via Umbria and Friuli)
A Trio of Traditional 2015s: Chionetti, Chicco and Cavallotto

A Trio of Traditional 2015s: Chionetti, Chicco and Cavallotto

A Classic, Honest Chianti from Sorelle Palazzi

A Classic, Honest Chianti from Sorelle Palazzi


And the Awards Go To... Blue Ribbon Wines of July 2019

And the Awards Go To... Blue Ribbon Wines of July 2019

Ronchi di Cialla's Rosato is the Soul of Classic Friuli

Ronchi di Cialla's Rosato is the Soul of Classic Friuli

Carema: Nebbiolo's Most Elegant Expression

Carema: Nebbiolo's Most Elegant Expression

It's July...So How About a White Burg Deal?

It's July...So How About a White Burg Deal?


Bow & Arrow's Coolest Wine (and it's not just the name)

Bow & Arrow's Coolest Wine (and it's not just the name)

Josi Leitz's Pink Pinot Perfection (and some Riesling, too)

Josi Leitz's Pink Pinot Perfection (and some Riesling, too)

2 Days In The Valley Part 2: Loire Whites

A Trio of Traditional 2015s: Chionetti, Chicco and Cavallotto

A Trio of Traditional 2015s: Chionetti, Chicco and Cavallotto



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