Value Burgundies to Taste

by Russ Anderson on October 29, 2016

Every once in a while, if you taste a lot of wines, you find some value surprises. From Burgundy, this is especially hard to do, but today I have an offer that fits just the bill. In addition, I have some in the store to taste and at least a case of each to sell.

Now, value Burgundy will never present quite the full length and finesse of the Premier and Grand Crus wines, but they can offer plentiful drinking enjoyment nevertheless. Each of these wines, leaning more to finesse than power, are definitely wines worth stocking up on a little for the holidays.

Nicolas Potel Macon-Villages (normally $17, offered for $14) – This “little” Chardonnay has a deliciously classic white Burgundy nose with pear and green apple and hints of buttered herbs. There is elegance and finesse to this wine.

Nicolas Potel Coteaux Bourguignons (normally $18, offered for $15) – A delicious Pinot Noir based wine to pair with the Macon. Nice hints of fresh forest floor blend with the red fruit notes and fine tannins on the finish.

​Abbeycourt Cotes du Rhone (normally $16, for a short time $11) – If you like crisp reds with the depth of Flavor of Southern France but a brightness to pair with food, this is a wine I would back up the truck on.

I have a case of each of these in the store and bottles open to taste this weekend. ​

Deliciously Frizzante! A Store Favorite Returns

by Russ Anderson on October 22, 2016

meinklangThis wine just returned to the distributor and it is already moving quickly! People just love the festive touch bubbles add to any glass of wine.

From one of the top organic producers in Austria, this wine was first made for the couples wedding. It was so popular for that single event that they decided to add it to their line up. To many it is the bottle with the cow on it and the string around the top. For everyone, it is a delicious, all natural, sparkling rosé just perfect for Fall drinking. I’m not sure how long it will last, so fans should plan to order enough to get through Thanksgiving, which it will pair with perfectly. Price is $17/bottle.

Note: For fans of these wines, we also have the red back in stock as well.

Looking to Fall — BEAUJOLAIS En Primeur (aka Nouveau)

September 28, 2016

Many discovered this wine last year and continued to ask for it well after it was gone. Like several of the wines in the store, this is not the wine many people expect. It is a bottle of fun and enjoyment, not overly serious but seriously tasty, and like so many things in the store, […]

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Dupeuble Blanc​ ​

August 5, 2016

When is white Burgundy less than $25? When it comes from Beaujolais.​ ​This is a true “under the radar” wine and one ​I put in last weeks email. Sampling it in the store this weekend, it was so well received I wanted to make sure to include it again. Many people in the store know […]

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Commanderie de Peyrassol

August 5, 2016

Another store favorite is about to be sold out! The Commanderie de Peyrassol is a delicious bottle of Provencal rose that brings together all of the natural beauty and charm of the French Riviera in a single bottle. This wine’s popularity increases each year due to it fair price and tremendous flavor. I have just […]

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Sparkling Wine Flash Sale

May 7, 2016

​A gorgeous day deserves a gorgeous sale! To help facility the many Mom’s being celebrated tomorrow, I am offering Winston’s largest and most varied selection of sparkling wines on sale. With everything from Italian Prosecco to Spanish Cava to French Cremants and of course the largest selection of grower Champagnes in the city, there is […]

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Occhipinti is Coming Back: Pre-Orders Being Taken, Limited Supply

May 6, 2016

​Some wines are so popular, the surest way to insure you have some is to pre-order because they sell out every year. That is the case with the wines of Arianna Occhipinti. She was often referred to as one of the Italian wine worlds best worst-kept​ secrets. There is no longer any secret how delicious […]

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A great “trattoria” wine…

May 5, 2016

What do I mean by this? This wine is a perfect pairing for pizza or any pasta made with garden fresh tomatoes. Think of the many foods you might have in the local restaurant in Italy and this wine is a good candidate. We had it last night with some fusilli in a simple tomato […]

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Two Benchmarks from France

May 5, 2016

So, one of the best ways to enjoy the awesomely authentic wines of Kermit Lynch is to get them as fresh from the source as possible. I just heard from the distributor the new vintage of this store favorite has arrived. While I will be bringing some of these into the store, I wanted to […]

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Arterberry Maresh

April 6, 2016

Oregon is one of the world’s great regions for Pinot Noir. The hard part is finding value priced bottlings of quality pinot noir. Pinot Noir is meant to be a wine of nuance and finesse and therefore different than Cabernet Sauvignon or a Bordeaux blend, more comfortable jeans than power suit. This bottle from Arterberry […]

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