Finding Bordeaux; My favorite wine, April 7, 2021

2016 Chateau La Rame Cadillac Bordeaux Rouge “La Charmille” Regular $32.99 French Paradox $24.99 At first glance, Bordeaux seems like a simple region to understand: the varietals are pre-determined (Merlot, the Cabernets, Petit Verdot, Malbec); the communes and soil types therein are well-understood (Merlot likes clay, Cabernet Sauvignon favors gravel); and the producers of merit[…]

New Arrivals @ The French Paradox Wines!

2016 Galerie Pleinair Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Regular $69.99 French Paradox Sale $39.99 The Galerie project was founded with the intention of showcasing different expressions of North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon. The most recent arrival, Pleinair, is sourced from four distinct Napa Valley AVA’s: Saint Helena, Spring Mountain, Atlas Peak, and Yountville. Classic Napa Cab aromas[…]

Why Vermouth?

La Quintinye Vermouth RoyalBlanc or RougeRegular price…$29.99Sale price…$24.99 Why vermouth? But, perhaps first, what is vermouth? At its core, vermouth is a wine based spirit, enhanced by herbs and spices and fortified with neutral spirits (think unaged brandy). The result is a beverage that serves primarily as an aperitif (before the meal) and cocktail addition[…]

French Paradox Explorer Pack #3: Beaujolais

The Beaujolais wine growing region may be separated into two large sub zones, the haut Beaujolais to the north, featuring rolling hills and granite soils, and the bas Beaujolais to the south, offering flatter vineyard sites composed of clay subsoils. What both zones share in common is the Gamay Noir a Jus Blanc varietal, which[…]

New Arrivals 3/3/21

2016 Consonniere Lirac Rouge ($19.99 TFP Sale) **Lirac remains an undervalued region in the Southern Rhone and the Consonniere is a prime example. Dark red fruit and grilled herbs dominate the nose and palate – classically Provencal.** 2018 Michel Vire-Clesse ($27.99 TFP Sale) **Perhaps the most intriguing appellation in the Macconnais, Vire-Clesse typically offers a[…]