Tasting notes, G-S-M; December 22, 2021

    G.S.M                        (Grenache | Syrah | Mourvedre) 2019 Domaine LafageCuvee NicolasOn sale for $15.99 Côtes Catalanes / France 100% GrenacheSourced from very old vines planted in the Roussillion region of south west France, the cuvee Nicolas is aged in large casks. Ripe red fruit is balanced nicely by distinct black pepper notes in this beautifully textured bottling.[…]

Tasting notes, Wines for Christmas Dinner; December 18, 2021

                     Wines for Christmas Dinner NV Lambert de SeysselPetit RoyalOn sale for $19.99 Savoie / France 60% Molette, 40% AltesseVibrant is the only way to describe this fresh, celebratory bottle of bubbles. Sourced from the foothills of the Alps, this methode traditionelle serves as a brilliant aperitif. 2020 Jean VullienRoussetteOn Sale for $17.99 Savoie / France100% AltesseThis[…]

Tasting notes, Gift Wines; December 11, 2021

                     Gift Wines 2019 Francois CarillonPuligny “Enseigneres”On sale for $79.99 Puligny-Montrachet / Côte de Beaune / France 100% ChardonnayA villages wine in name only, the Enseigneres vineyard is located just below the Grand Cru of Bienvenue-Batard-Montrachet. Rich, tropical and gently oaky, this is a classic white Burgundy. NV Laurent PerrierBrut RoseOn Sale for $79.99 Tours-sur-Marne / Champagne[…]

My Favorite Wine (This week anyway), Dec 1, 2021

2020 Fratelli Alessandria Verduno Pelaverga ‘Speziale’ Piedmont, Italy Regular price: $29.99 Sale Price: $23.99 If, for you, drinking wine is an adventure, I offer my favorite wine (this week, anyway), the 2020 Fratelli Alessandria Verduno Pelaverga ‘Speziale’! OK, so you’re probably thinking, just what the hell kinda wine is this, I’ve never heard of it,[…]

Tasting notes, Dec. 4, 2021: Port

                     Porto NV Churchill’sDry White Port (500mL)On sale for $21.99 Pinhão / Douro / Portugal Malvasia (predominantly)The fruit for Churchill’s dry white port is sourced from high elevation vineyards in the village of Pinhao. The wine is aged for 10 years in barrel prior to release. Nutty, complex and best served chilled.  2005 Quinta do NovalColheita TawnyOn[…]