Tasting Notes, Loire Valley June 1, 2019

2018 Claude Branger ‘Le Fils des Gras Moutons’ Sur Lie Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Regular Price $16.99 Sale price $12.99 Muscadet has long been prized as a wine for oysters (and little else) but a revolution led by Claude Branger and other committed growers have changed both the perception and the reality of the wines.[…]

Tasting notes, May 25: Wines for the Grill

2017 Airlie Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley, OR Regular Price $19.99 Sale price $15.99 The all women team at Airlie continues to impress with high quality, affordable wines that taste of Oregon. The fresh and balanced Pinot Blanc exudes lovely pear and honeysuckle aromas followed by pear and apple flavors and crisp invigorating acidity. No oak,[…]

Tasting Notes; Saturday, May 18, 2019….Rose (all day!)

2018 Ameztoi Txakolina Rubentis Getaria, SP Regular Price $24.99 Sale price $19.99 From the Basque region of Spain, this Rosé is made from the grapes Hondarrabi Zuri (50%) and Hondarrabi Beltza (50%). Fresh and bright, slightly effervescent, its tart cherry flavors are cheerful and exuberant. It’s just a delight. 2018 Le Fraghe ‘Rodon’ Bardolino Chiaretto[…]

My Favorite Wine, May 8, 2019

La Manarine Cotes du Rhone RoseRegular price $18.99 Sale Price $14.99 Rosé is so in vogue at the moment that even those guys that refuse to touch a white wine (because, you know, white wines aren’t manly) are drinking Rosé. I guess they think it gives them street creed. Its pretty funny watching them contort and try[…]