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Italian Varieties from California – A Unique Tasting with Palmina Wines

Vineyards in the Fall

Palmina Lumina 2010 The Lumina from Palmina is a completely unique sparkling Nebbiolo made in the traditional method champenoise. The grapes for the Palmina Lumina come from Rancho Sisquoc vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley and are harvest earlier than those used for Palmina s still wines in order to retain the natural acidity of the grape at a stage ... Read More »

Lopez de Heredia: Defining Tradition in Rioja

Don Rafael López de Heredia y Landeta in the Cellars

One of the oldest wine producing estates in Spain’s celebrated Rioja region, Lopez de Heredia was founded in 1877 by Don Rafael López de Heredia y Landeta.  With a rich history that would rival some of the best estates in France, this family holding of over 170 hectares (approximately 420 acres) is spread across four autonomous vineyards (Tondonia, Cubillo, Bosconia ... Read More »

Exploring the International World of Wine

Imperial Library

France. Italy. Chile. Australia. Fine wine can be found worldwide. At Millesima we take pride in bringing you the best of the best and helping you explore the wide world of fine wine. Travel Around Gift Packs Many of us love to travel but finding the time to cross continents can be difficult. But with our curated Travel Around Gift ... Read More »

A Sparkling Wine from New Mexico? A Tasting featuring Gruet Winery

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Gruet Winery Methode Champenoise Brut Focused and richly styled, with spicy tropical fruit aromas and appealing green apple, the Gruet Brut is a perfect wine to pair with most foods and affordable enough to have around for your every day bubbly. Who doesn’t love that? Read More »

Mamete Prevostini: Unusual Terroir in Italy

Mamete Prevostini

Over 70 years ago Mamete Prevostini began making wine to serve in the family eatery, Restaurant Crotasc. Based in Italy’s distinctive Valtellina regio, Mamete sourced grapes locally.  Located in northern Lombardy, the stone-walled terrace vineyards of Valtellina are planted on the mountainous border between Italy and Switzerland. Despite a rich viticultural history that dates to the 8th or 9th Century, in ... Read More »

Spirits Tasting featuring extremely limited Cognac and Pineau des Charentes

Brandy Cellar
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R. Navarre Cuvee du Renclos Master Distiller Jacky Navarre is one of the last purists among the artisan cognac distillers. The 4th generation of cognac makers in his family, located in Gondeville since in 1811, he takes care of his small Grande Champagne estate with a very basic rule, “Let nature do (most of) the work”. This blend of 60% ... Read More »

Chateau Pontet-Canet: Bravado, Innovation & Excellence Rewarded

©Pontet Canet at Night

With 81 hectares, about 200 acres, of vines, Chateau Pontet-Canet, 5th Classified Growth, is one of the largest estates in the Bordeaux appellation of Pauillac. Like most Bordeaux estates it has a complex, multi-family history. The estate was first founded in the early 18th Century by Jean-François de Pontet, the Royal Governor of the Medoc. His heirs added to the ... Read More »


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