Great wines for a 20…

Lambert de Seyssel Petit Royal Seyssel, FR Regular price $19.99 So here’s the thing…sparkling wines, whether Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, Cremant or Francocortia have a tendency to be consumed only special or unique occasions. The bubbly exuberance surely lends itself to celebrations, but why can’t Tuesday night be a celebration? Enter the Lambert de Seyssel Royal.[…]

My Favorite Wine, Feb. 27, 2019

2015 Domaine du Gour de Chaule Gigondas, FR Regular price $42.99 Sale Price $33.99 Once upon a time, no one paid attention to wines from the southern Rhone valley. The wines were much the same as they are now, but because the critics had not yet ‘discovered’ these wines, they were cheap and plentiful. Fast[…]

Tasting Notes; Pinot Noir, Feb. 23, 2019

2017 Schneider Spatburgunder Feinherb Rosé Hahe, GR Regular Price $27.99 Sale price $21.99 This is a bright and fresh rosé from 100% Pinot Noir from Nahe, which is among the smallest growing areas in Germany. The estate has been in existence since the 16th century and is well recognized for their high quality wines. The[…]

My Favorite Wine…Feb. 20, 2019

2016 Mas Doix ‘Les Crestes’ Priorat, SP Regular price $29.99 Sale Price $23.99 Priorat is one of the great wine appellations of Spain, known for generous, full bodied wines with high alcohol levels and teeth staining levels of extraction. This wine is most of all that, and less.By that I mean that it’s big and[…]

Great wine for a 20…

2016 Domaine de Fondreche Ventoux Rhone Valley, FR Regular price $24.99 Sale Price $19.99 Have I not mentioned this wine? Damn…I’ve been remiss! So here’s the thing…historically, the southern Rhone valley didn’t make big, ripe, voluptuous wines; rather the wines were balanced with very attractive red berry flavors, herbal and savory notes and abundant acidity.[…]

My Favorite Wine, Feb. 13, 2019

2014 Varvaglione ‘Papale’ Primitivo di Manduria Puglia, IT Regular price $24.99 Sale Price $19.99 This year, the perfect wine for St. Valentine’s day is a lush, full, ripe and alcoholic Zinfandel from Southern Italy. No..wait…that’s not the wine for Valentine’s Day, that’s the wine for a cold night in front of the fireplace. What? How[…]

Great wine for a 20…

2017 Istine Rosato Tuscany, IT Regular price: $15.99 It’s February, so drink rosé! Or in this case, rosato! Actually, many of the wine ‘rules’ will demand that you do not, under any circumstances drink this wine. And if you do, if you happen to find yourself in a venue where this is the only wine,[…]