Featured Wines

February 6, 2018

Gaston Chiquet Champagne One benefit of running an independent wine shop, is “extra” inventory taste incredibly good sometimes. This past weekend, we were lucky enough to share a bottle of Gaston Chiquet Champagne with some friends that more than demonstrated this fact. First a note on “grower” Champagnes, they truly reward a year or two […]

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Champagne for the Holidays

December 29, 2017

In the northeast corner of France, and at its closest, only 100 miles from Paris, is one of the best known wine regions in the world – Champagne. Originally a home for still wines, it is now known almost solely for its sparkling wines, certainly they are the most celebrated. For much of the production […]

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Bubbles for the Holidays

December 28, 2017

We truly believe bubble should be drunk more often throughout the year, who doesn’t enjoy the lively and fun sound of corks popping and sipping of crisp lively wines, but we fully embrace the fact that they become a more central focus this time of the year. Did you know there’s a whole world of […]

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Fabulous Syrah from Drinkable to Collectible

October 30, 2017

Along the steep, narrow valley that traces the northern Rhône, the appellations of Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu and Saint-Joseph take their place among the great wine regions of France. Here Domaine Faury is one of the region’s most artisanal producers. Philippe Faury took control of the winery in 1979 and grew it to 11 hectares. Since 2006, […]

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Featured Wines in the Store

October 30, 2017

Casaccia Spumante This is a gorgeous wine year in and year out. It offers so much artisanal quality it is hard to believe it is so inexpensive. I am thrilled to have it back on the shelf. Casaccia Spumante is 100% Chardonnay. This is a Blanc de Blanc from Italy’s Piedmont region. The wine is […]

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Featured Wines in the Store

October 18, 2017

As many of you know, we truly enjoy a good glass of rosé in the store. And most of you know we stock one of the most extensive offerings in the state. But, did you know we enjoy rosés all year round. We frequently term them a “winter white.” Rosé wines certainly are not as […]

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Two Great Wines

September 29, 2017

As the temperatures cool, I find myself turning to rosés with a little bit more body and structure. This beauty comes from the Southern Rhone region of Gigondas. The area produces delicious reds based around the triumvirate of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre that drink comparably to more expensive Chateauneuf du Papes. Domaine du Gour de […]

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A great wine in from California

September 20, 2017

Many people think I don’t like California wine. While we have focused on the value offered by Europe, there as some delicious wines coming from California as well. It is so easy to keep drinking this wine. Here’s how winemaker Steve Matthiasson describes his red: “Tendu refers to tension, or poise, and we wanted that […]

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Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre (Sauvignon Blanc)

July 10, 2017

Sancerre is one of the best known wines of France mainly because it is the ubiquitous white wine of the Parisian bistro. This is for good reason. First, the region is close to Paris and secondly the wines are deliciously refreshing in the summer time. Bright, crisp, refreshing Sauvignon Blanc grown in the limestone soil […]

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New Wines in the Store

June 10, 2017

Those who know the store, know we love Burgundy wines. This wine is a great lesson in Burgundy for those just beginning to explore the enticing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines from this region. In fact, it is a mini case study of Burgundy in a single bottle. Volnay and Gevrey-Chambertin are two great regions […]

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