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Happy New Year

With Mardi Gras less than a month away, you will definitely need to have some wine on hand for parade parties and house guests.   Here are two wines that are standard in our selection, for both consistent quality and everyday enjoyment.  We will be offering special pricing on both wines thru Mardi Gras.
Please swing by the shop and see us, as you don’t want to miss the deal on these really good wines.

Special prices in effect through February 8th

Happy Mardi Gras.

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Albert Bichot Saint-Véran 2013 : normally $18.00, special price $15.00
Bichot has particularly good sources to produce a better than average white Burgundy for an attractive price.  The wine is fermented and held in stainless steel to preserve the natural acidity and freshness.  This wine is such a great way to kick off the day, it is bright, clean and has loads of tropical and citrus notes.
Guigal Côtes du Rhone 2011 : normally $14.00, special price $12.00 
I think the first vintage I tasted of Guigal’s basic Rhone wine was 1978.  I can remember a friend who actually kept cases for ten plus years, bringing bottles from the cellar and no one could believe that it was from the Côtes du Rhone appellation.  This is annually one of our best selling red wines, and we like the fact that we are still sourcing 2011 which is still fresh, lively and delicious.  We love being able to offer this particularly interesting wine at such a great price.

Saturday Tasting: December 19th

December 18, 2015

We love this time of year!  When everyone is celebrating the holidays, and drinking lots of Champagne.  This Saturday we wanted to showcase a few Champagnes from our selection that are under $50.  These wines are great for parties or to assist in your gift giving. Champagne is a dry, sparkling wine made in the […]

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Saturday Tasting: December 12th

December 11, 2015

Chinon makes up one of Loire’s best red wine growing region.  It is located on the western end of the Touraine region of Loire, and is known for Cabernet Franc, which is known as Breton here.  The wines are vigorous, savory, raspberry fruitiness, and freshly sharpened pencil.  Chinon makes the silkiest most tender wine of […]

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Saturday Tasting: December 5th

December 3, 2015

Don’t miss this GREAT deal on world class wine, this Saturday!! Domaine Jean Collet et Fils Chablis 2013, $25 - special Saturday tasting price $20 While white Burgundy from the Côte d’Or prices continue to rise, Chablis has remained stable.  Recent warmer vintages has resulted in more consistent quality.  The 2013 vintage is an ideal vintage […]

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Saturday Tasting: November 21st

November 20, 2015

I have always enjoyed Beaujolais, but it has been in the last few years that it really started to take a bigger hold on the market.  With the combination of weather problems and other markets scooping up Burgundy allocation we have had to look to other regions for our fix.  We have always had the […]

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Saturday Tasting: November 14th

November 13, 2015

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we don’t want you to be caught without any wine to drink!  The next few weeks we will be focusing on Thanksgiving and holiday wines.  So make sure you make it to our Saturday tastings so that you get what you need. Grüner Veltliner Hirsch (Heiligenstein) ‘13 I […]

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Saturday Tasting: November 7th

November 6, 2015

The Chianti DOCG is Tuscany’s most famous wine growing region, and one of Europe’s first delimited zones.  It however didn’t get elevated to DOCG status until 1984, the zone was however established in 1932. There has since been eight sub-zones created for the region: Classico, Rùfina, Colli Fiorentini, Colli Senesi, Colline Pisane, Colli Aretini, Montalbano, […]

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Saturday Tasting: October 31st

October 30, 2015

Lirac Domaine du Joncier “Le Classique” (Rhône) 2012 Marine Roussel took over her fathers domaine in 1989.  She farms land in Lirac, which is a wine growing region in southern Rhône valley on the right bank of the Rhône river.  Bordering the neighboring cru Tavel and across the river to Châteauneuf-du-Pape.  Her terraced vineyards are […]

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Saturday Tasting: October 24th

October 23, 2015

The Mâconnais is very much considered Chardonnay country, second in volume only to Chablis.  Chardonnay also happens to be the name of a village about 25 km north of the city of Mâcon, and may have given the grape its name.  In comparison to Chablis Mâcon tends to be fruitier and more open, and lacks […]

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