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Tasting of Champagne for the Saint Valentine’s Day

Located in the village of Aÿ, a stone’s throw from the Marne River in the heart of the Champagne region, Champagne Ayala has been crafting some of the purest, most elegant expressions of Brut and Brut Rosé Champagnes available. Vincent from Cognac One will be with us in the store to walk you through tasting these two wines and answer ... Read More »

Crepes and Ciders… Vive la Chandeleur! Vive Groundhog Day!

In France, La Chandeleur, celebrated on February 2 – a Feast Day in Roman Catholic tradition – is considered, today, a largely secular holiday known as The Day of Crepes (according to legend, Pope Gelasius gave crepes to pilgrims entering Rome on this date), its origins are tied up with those of our own Groundhog Day. While in the tradition ... Read More »

Futures 2009: Last Offer

Last week we had the opportunity to sample just over 100 different 2009 Bordeaux at the annual Union des Grands Crus tasting. This offer includes wines from that tasting which we felt merited special attention. This will be our last offering of 2009 Futures before they begin to arrive in the coming weeks and months, so don’t miss out. Read More »

Jay’s Picks for January

Fattoria Il Coroncino Verdicchio Il Coroncino 2009 “I do what I can, I put a sign to remember where I got to and where I should start again,” is the motto of Lucio Canestrari, owner and winemaker of Fattoria Il Coroncino. Independent-minded, he chooses not to work with “wine-centric associations,” so while not certified, he does produce his wines organically, ... Read More »

Hortense’s Picks for January

Domaine Bois de Boursan Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2007 Founded by Jean Versino in 1955 and now administered by his son, Jean-Paul, the Bois de Boursan domaine takes its name from the lieu-dit where the family resides, just outside the center of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. A combination of old vines and traditional techniques – longer fermentations, larger barrels or vats – makes for a concentrated, ... Read More »

Milton’s Picks for January

Parigot & Richard Cremant de Bourgogne Blanc de Blancs My resolution for the new year is to drink more sparkling wines!! So I am starting off on the right foot by going with this cremant by Parigot. Mostly Chardonnay with a touch of Aligote, this has plenty of richness along with a crisp, racy quality. Tasted blind it could easily ... Read More »

Free Tasting of two Fifth Growths from Pauillac

[quote]”This estate counts up to 90 hectares of land out of which 55 are dedicated to vine, with a little reserve of land of 2 or 3 hectares that will be planted in the coming years. Our domain remains exceptional, thanks to its location, as its terroir is held all in one piece, with the exact same cadastral layout as ... Read More »