Tasting notes, July 2, 2022; Rosé

                    Rosé NV Patrick PiuzeVal de Mar$27.99 Auxerre / France100% Pinot NoirKnown for his vibrant, terroir-focused Chablis, Patrick Piuze produces this fresh Rosé sparkler from Pinot Noir planted northwest of his base. Exuberant red fruit mingles with snappy acid. 2021 Lucien Crochet Rosé$35.99 Sancerre / Loire Valley / France100% Pinot NoirLess than 20% of the vines[…]

Tasting notes, Wines for the Grill, June 23, 2022

                    For the Grill 2021 Von Winning Riesling Trocken$22.99 Deidesheim / Pfalz / Germany100% RieslingThis vibrant, refreshing and yes….dry Riesling is perfect for cooling off while you manage your fire. The Von Winning family has been producing wine for over 160 years and owns parcels in some of the most coveted vineyards in the Pfalz. 2021[…]

Tasting notes, May 28, 2022; Make American (Wines) Thoughtful Again

              2019 Eyrie Pinot Gris Estate$23.99 Willamette Valley / Oregon / US100% Pinot GrisEyrie was one of the earliest wineries to garner attention throughout the US. The Estate Pinot Gris is produced from some of the oldest vines on the property (some 50 years of age). 2019 Arterberry-MareshChardonnay$24.99 Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley / Oregon /[…]

Tasting notes, May 21, 2022; Wines for Oysters, among others…

 Oysters Outside                 NV AmiraultCremant de Loire Brut Quarterons$34.99 Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil / Loire Valley / France100% Chenin BlancTraditional method sparkling wine from Chenin grown all over the Anjou region, the Quarterons spends 18 months on its fine lees prior to disgorgement.  2021 NorticoBranca$14.99  Moncao / Minho / Portugal100% AlvarinhoThe southern banks of the Minho[…]

Tasting notes, May 14, 2022; Everyday wines

                     Everyday Wines 2021 NorticoAlvarinho$14.99 Moncao / Minho / Portugal100% AlvarinhoThe southern banks of the Minho river reside in northern Portugal and are home to a number of tiny plots of Alvarinho vines. From these old “jardins” this crisp, mineral driven white is born. 2020 Domaine MartinSauvignon Blanc$14.99 Muscadet / Loire Valley / France100% Sauvignon BlancWhile[…]

Wine Tasting, Champagne & Sparkling wine; May 7, 2022

                     Sparkling Wines NV Pierre SparrCremant Rose$21.99 Alsace / France100% Pinot NoirA dense, red fruited sparkler featuring moderate acidity, the Pierre Sparr Cremant Rose is ideal as an aperitif or paired with smoked salmon. NV Ca del BoscoEdizione Cuvee PrestigeOn Sale for $32.99 Franciacorta / Lombardy / Italy81% Chardonnay, 2% Pinot Bianco, 17% Pinot NeroProduced “methode[…]

Spirit & Cocktail Tasting, May 5, 2022; Breckenridge Distillery

Spirit & Cocktails Tasting Breckenridge Distillery May 5, 2022 5 PM – 7 PM Breckenridge Gin 90 proof…$22 This fragrant American-style Gin stays true to the Breckenridge ideals of mouthfeel and flavor, through maceration and botanical basket distillation. A delicate harmony of 11 botanicals layer the Gin throughout the spirit; a full-body juniper lies at[…]

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[…]