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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

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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

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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 »

Chateau d’Yquem: The Latest from Neal Martin

Chateau d'Yquem

Local legend says Chateau d’Yquem first stumbled across the delicious effects of Botrytis Cincera, or Noble Rot, in 1847 when, then owner Marquis Romain-Bertrand de Lur Saluces ordered harvest to be held until his return. Hunting in Russia, he was delayed and arrived later than expected, leaving the grapes to fortuitously rot on the vines. Whatever the truth may be, ... Read More »

A Very Special Tasting with Champagne Ayala

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Champagne Ayala Rose Majeur Rosé Majeur is the perfect embodiment of the originality and finesse of the House’s wines. Made predominantly from Chardonnay it is crafted with the addition of a small proportion of Pinot Noir from the best crus of the Montagne de Reims. A low dosage enables it to express the House style, both feminine and generous, with ... Read More »

Denise’s Picks for October: Brooklyn Winery Dry Riesling and Guido Marsella Fiano di Avellino

Denise Barker - Assistant Wine Buyer

Brooklyn Winery Dry Riesling and Guido Marsella Fiano di Avellino Read More »


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