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This Week's Tasting:
August 27, 2014John writes, "Many California vineyards are in soils and climates close to those of France's south, especially the Rhone. It's no surprise that people are planting grapes that give the same rich, spicy, full flavors that you get in southern France." (Continue reading)
Last Week's Tasting
Best of Barbecue
August 20, 2014It was no surprise that most found the 2012 Justin Sauvignon Blanc to be the value wine of the night, as it has been one of our single most popular wines this summer. (Continue reading)
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Summary of the Summeries - August 13thShould we say that all the wines were favorites? We might well, as everybody who came liked something and some liked all of them. The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
Southern France, Mostly - August 6thLast week's tasting had two favorite wines, for different preferences and different reasons. The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
Italian BBQ - Wine for Food - July 30thPeter writes, "For many, some of the wines last week were brand new." The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
Loire Valley - Chenin's Loveliness, Sancerre's Middle Finger - July 23rd2010 Montlouis Sur Loire Les Tuffeaux - the favorite wine of a plurality of a large group of tasters. People liked it for its creamy richness, its depth, and understated peach and almond flavors. A sweet note on the finish became more pronounced as the wine warmed and aired through the tasting, The wines, what we said, what the tasters thought
New & Notable
Celebrate Novelty2011 Negro Lorenzo Roero Arneis Spumante
Limited Quantities of Two Wonderfully Successful Estates2012 Meo Camuzet and Faiveley Red Burgundies
Tenuta delle Terre Nere Biancos and RosatosRidiculously Sophisticated and Classy Wines
Two Less Usual Summer Pinot Noirs2010 Clos Henri Pinot Noir Petit Clos, New Zealand and 2013 Domaine Saint Nicolas Pinot Noir, Loire
2010 Burlotto and Fenocchio BarolosInventors of Tradition and Proprietors of Value
2011 Walter Hansel Russian River Chardonnay North SlopeFull, Rich, Stoney
2010 Renzo Masi Chianti Rufina RiservaA BMW for the Price of a Bicycle
2012 Domaine FaiveleyRare and Dear, Well Worth It
2013 M. Lapierre Morgon and 2013 Lapierre Raisins GauloisTradition and Revolution
Sicily Leads the Way2013 Gurreira Grillo, 2013 Cantine Valenti Enrico IV Carricante & 2012 Cantine Valenti Poesia Etna Rosato
2010 Proprieta Sperino Costa della Sesia Uvaggio and 2008 Proprieta Sperino LessonaDazzling Nebbiolo, Great Value
Local Boy's Bordeaux Wows the French2010 Ch. Edmus St. Emilion Grand Cru
A Rhone Master Strikes Anew2011 Pierre Usseglio Lirac
2011 Cantine Valenti Norma and 2011 Cantine Valenti Puritani RiservaMount Etna Strikes Again
2010 Lokoya - Mountain Cabernet of the Highest QualityIn case you are curious, we can get some for you
2009 Cantina della Volta Lambrusco di ModenaIf You Love Champagne...
August 28th: A Yeast by Any Other Name...Tasting Brettanomyces beers with Nate. Thursday, August 28, 2014, 5 -7 PM in-store. Read on...
Single Malt Scotch
Browse our Scotch Online!We are pleased to present selections from our unmatched Scotch inventory.
Longrow 14 Year Old Burgundy Finish 56.1%A Very Special Whisky from Springbank Distillery - Twice-Distilled and Heavily Peated
Lismore Single Malt - Something New to UsLimited amounts of the 15 and 18 Y.O.
Great Blog Article - June 26, 2013Bozkurt Karasu interviews Joe Howell about whiskey, life and Joe's philosophy of customer service. Find link here . . .
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