Wine Tasting, July 24, 2021; Another side of Burgundy

                     Another Side of Burgundy 2019 GoisotExogyra VirgulaOn sale for $21.99 St Bris, Yonne / France100% SAUVIGNON BlancThe small appellation of St Bris is known for pungent, racy renditions of Sauvignon Blanc. Goisot is widely regarded as one of the best producers in the zone. 2017 Bitouzet-PrieurLes Grands TerresOn sale for $27.99 Meursault, Côtes de Beaune[…]

Wine Tasting, July 17, 2021; Wines of Loire

                     Loire Valley 2018 Luneau-PapinClos des AlleesOn sale for $21.99 Muscadet Serve-et-Maine / France100% MELON de BourgogneThis rare, single vineyard Muscadet comes from 40+ year-old vines and ages for 9 months in underground glass tanks. 2020 Gerard BoulaySancerre BlancOn sale for $29.99 Chavignol, Sancerre / France100% SAUVIGNON BlancFermented with only indigenous yeast and bottled with very[…]

Explorer Pack #7 – Tuscany

Explorer Pack #7: Tuscany The Tuscan wine landscape loosely encompasses the vineyards located between Florence and Rome on the western side of Italy. Dozens of grape varietals call Tuscany home and its communes vary widely in terms of climate and soil depending on their elevation and proximity to the Mediterranean Sea. Winemaking styles are also[…]

Wine Tasting, July 10, 2021; Sparkling Wines

Sparkling wine & Champagne NV Lambert de SeysselPetit RoyalOn sale for $19.99 Savoie / France60% MOLETTE, 40% ALTESSEThis light, floral sparkling wine is aged for 10 months on the lees before being bottled and undergoing secondary fermentation. The wine is then aged an additional two years in bottle 2012 ForeauVouvray Brut “Traditionnelle”On sale for $34.99[…]

Wine Tasting, June 26: French Classics

French Classics NV S. GodmeBrut ReserveOn sale for $39.99 Verzenay, Champagne / France70% CHARDONNAY, 20% PINOT NOIR, 5% PINOT MEUNIERSourced from 20 separate 1er Cru vineyard parcels, this bottling includes 50% reserve wine from multiple older vintages ensuring a consistent style each release.  2019 JM CherrierLes Chailloux Vieilles VignesOn sale for $21.99 Sancerre, Loire Valley[…]

Wines (& Whiskeys) for Dads

2018 Boyer-MartenotBourgogne BlancOn sale for $34.99 Meursault, Côte de Beaune / France100% ChardonnaySourced from Meursault vineyards along with other adjoining plots in the area. 20 months in neutral barrel for refinement. 2015 Voliero Brunello di Montalcino On sale for $59.99 Montalcino, Tuscany / Italy100% Sangiovese From the warmer portion of Montalcino located in the south of[…]

Summer Reds (and a Rosé), June 12, 2021

2020 Château Pradeaux Côtes de Provence RoseOn sale for $23.99 Saint Cyr-sur-Mer / France 75% MOURVÈDRE, 15% CINSAULT, 10% GRENACHE Declassified Bandol appellation fruit. Wild yeast fermentation. Aged for 6 months in concrete 2019 JP Brun Terres Dorées L’Ancien Rouge On sale for $19.99 Charnay-en-Beaujolais / France 100% GAMAY Produced from 40-year-old vines planted in limestone[…]

Explorer Pack #6; Bordeaux

Explorer Pack #6: Bordeaux The Bordeaux winegrowing region encompasses over 50 different appellations and 8,000+ chateaux producing a wide range of white, red and rose wine fashioned from less than ten grape varietals. The Atlantic ocean influenced climate of the zone provides relatively reliable growing seasons which typically feature cool Spring temperatures followed by warm,[…]

The Return of Tastings

La Table Français 2017 Thibault Liger-Belair Bourgogne Blanc “Charmes”On sale for $23.99 Montagny (Chalonnaise) & Lugny (Macon)  |  100% CHARDONNAYSourced from south facing vineyard sites in southern Burgundy, the Charmes is vinified and aged in stainless steel for 14 months. 2018 Domaine Weinbach Riesling “Colette” On sale for $49.99 Kaysersberg (Alsace)  |  100% RIESLINGHonoring the Faller family’s[…]