Tasting notes, April 30; Wines of Piedmont

 Piedmont                 2020 La ColomberaBricco BartolomeoOn Sale for $12.99 Tortonesi / Italy100% CorteseKnown for the production of the local Tortona specialty, Timorasso, Colombera also produces this lighter, crisper white from the Cortese varietal. The soils here are composed of clay. 2021 Valdinera Rosato “Chiaro di Luna”On Sale for $16.99 Roero / Italy100% NebbioloThe Careglio family has been farming in[…]

Tasting notes, Wines for Oysters; April 23, 2022

 Vin de Huître                 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 Elena WalchPinot GrigioOn Sale for $17.99 Alto Adige / Italy100%[…]

Tasting Notes, Beaujolais & Mâconnais; April 16, 2022

                     Beaujolais et Mâconnais NV Lavernette‘Granit’ Blanc de NoirsOn Sale for $28.99 Leynes / Beaujolais / France100% GamayAfter traveling to the Champagne region, the proprietors at Chateau de Lavernette were inspired to create this complex sparkling wine from 100% Gamay. Expressive and red fruited, the Granit is aged for 18 months on the lees. 2020 JC[…]

Tasting Notes, Mezcal; April 14, 2022

Spirit Tasting Mezcal & Cocktails April 14, 2022 5 PM – 7 PM Banhez Mezcal Ensamble 84 proof…$26.99 Composed of 90% Espadín and 10% Barril agaves, this mezcal is delightfully mild, floral and fruity (pineapple, banana). Banhez Ensamble is perfect for first-time mezcal tasters and wonderful for cocktail innovation.  Mal Bien Alto Isidro Rodriguez 88.4[…]

Tasting notes, April 9, 2022; Reds for Spring

                     Red for Now… 2019 MarkowitschBlaufränkisch$21.99 Carnuntum / Austria100% BlaufränkischSourced from young vines (7 -15 years old) planted in a combination of clay and limestone, the 2019 Blaufrankisch from Markowitsch is notable for its freshness and intensity. 2015 Colutta Refosco Dal Peduncolo RossoOn Sale for $19.99 Friuli Colli Orientali / Italy100% RefoscoA staple in NE Italy,[…]