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Valentine’s Day: Our Selections

[threecol_one] KRIS Wines Pinot Grigio 2010 [/threecol_one] [threecol_one] German Gilabert Cava Rosé NV [/threecol_one] [threecol_one_last] Jean-Louis Chave Mon Coeur 2009 [/threecol_one_last] [threecol_one] Champagne Ayala Rosé Majeur NV [/threecol_one] [threecol_one] Kistler Vineyards Les Noisetiers 2008 [/threecol_one] [threecol_one_last] Château Calon Ségur Saint-Estèphe 2005 [/threecol_one_last] Read More »

Italian Wine Tasting

[threecol_one] Bellus WinesBellus Girasole 2007 [/threecol_one] [threecol_one] Arturo Pelizzatti PeregoRosso di Valtellina 2007 [/threecol_one] [threecol_one_last] Arturo Pelizzatti PeregoGrumello Rocca de Piro 2004 [/threecol_one_last] After working at some of the top domaines of Burgundy and elsewhere, sommelier Jordan Salcito created Bellus Wine Company with the goal of making quality wines more approachable. Her first release is this 2007 (a very highly ... Read More »

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 »