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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 »

Free Tasting of Chateau Grand Corbin Manuel, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

[quote]”The particularity of our wines is that they’re very aromatic, both the nose and in the mouth. This is due to the work we do on the wines, in the vines and with the soil, obviously. We produce our wine with the greatest respect for the fruit as the goal is to reveal the taste of the grapes… Our wines ... Read More »

Free Tasting of Chateau Troplong Mondot, Grand Cru Classé Saint-Emilion

Chateau Troplong Mondot

Join us on Wednesday, October 26th, for a vertical tasting of a Grand Cru Classé Saint-Emilion: Château Troplong Mondot 1998, 2002 and a prerelease sample of the 2009. Dominating the Saint-Emilion village, Troplong Mondot and its 33 hectares is one of the biggest estates of the region. Endowed with a fabulous terroir, the quality of the wines has steadily improved ... Read More »

Free Tasting: Chateau Guiraud Sauternes 2006

Join us on Thursday, October 13th for a chance to try a delicious Sauternes: Château Guiraud. Augustin Lacaille, Brand Ambassador, will handle the tasting. He will explain how Sauternes wines are made and how they can be paired creatively with food. This classified growth of Sauternes relies on two-thirds Semillon and one-third Sauvignon Blanc, a higher proportion of the latter ... Read More »

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