Virtual Tasting on Instagram Live!

Virtual Tasting on Instagram Live!

We know that so many of you have been asking about this, so we are happy to announce that we have finally worked out a virtual wine tasting with Tyson from Crowley Wines. There are some details below! Hope to see you on Instagram Monday, April 6 at 5pm EST, 2pm PST.
Maggie Scudder
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VIDEO: Blind Tasting CVNE's Traditional Stunner

VIDEO: Blind Tasting CVNE's Traditional Stunner

A few weeks ago we got together and challenged ourselves to blind taste 3 wines in just 3 minutes. As always it was humbling and fun! This is just a small taste of us blind tasting CVNE's Monopole Classico because it inspired us to feature this wine in our Newsletter again. It is terrific!
Maggie Scudder
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FEATURED: Traditional Barbaresco from Versio

FEATURED: Traditional Barbaresco from Versio

It’s still pretty rare, though, to find a producer who is completely band new. How many people out there could possibly be qualified to start a new domaine in Barolo or Barbaresco? Not many.

But Francesco Versio is eminently qualified.

Jeff Patten
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FEATURED: Beaujolais' Rookie of the Year

FEATURED: Beaujolais' Rookie of the Year

In her first vintage, Passot nailed it. These are some of the freshest and prettiest 2018s we’ve tasted, every wine in the lineup showing impressive poise and terroir-determination.
JR Thomason
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We're In This Together

We're In This Together

We hope you and yours are still feeling well and staying safe. Here's a brief update on our operations.
Joshua Cohen
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FEATURED: Bottled Elegance from Pépière

FEATURED: Bottled Elegance from Pépière

The Muscadets of Domaine de la Pépière are some of the greatest dry whites in the Loire. They are true vins-de-gardes of terroir expression—and they are great values, too. Pépière wines are subtle, complex and poised. In a word: gorgeous. And they age incredibly well, too. This is a perfect candidate for the Reasonable Cellar.
JR Thomason
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EXCLUSIVE: Fredrick Wildman 2018 Burgundy Pre-Sale

EXCLUSIVE: Fredrick Wildman 2018 Burgundy Pre-Sale

Our 2018 Burgundy Direct Import Pre-Sale is HERE! 2018 is also a treat after recent vintages, because quantities are as good as they've been in a decade. While this should mean plenty to go around, we all know the global demand has spiked for Burgundy, making this your only chance to secure the wines you desire.
Clara Dalzell
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Part 2 of our Sancerre Guide is Here! All About Silex!

Part 2 of our Sancerre Guide is Here! All About Silex!

The wines of Sancerre are getting better and better, which can largely be attributed to two things: better viticultural practices, and a more Burgundian approach to terroir, i.e. single-vineyard or soil-specific cuvées. To get a better look at these changes, there's no better place to look than the flinty (aka "silex") soils on the eastern edges of Sancerre.
JR Thomason
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Women Winemaker Tastings: This Weekend!

Women Winemaker Tastings: This Weekend!

This week in the shop we are highlighting some of our favorite women winemakers. Stop by the shop on either Thursday or Friday evening, or Saturday afternoon to taste through some terrific wines! 
Maggie Scudder
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Our 4-Part Guide to Sancerre

Our 4-Part Guide to Sancerre

Over the last several decades, the name Sancerre has become synonymous with premium dry white wine, making it the safe choice for consumers with no other requirements. As such, it's become one of wine's greatest hits, a wine region with nearly unparalleled brand recognition and customer devotion.
Maggie Scudder
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Our Guide to Madeira is Here

Our Guide to Madeira is Here

Madeira is a wine of history, made by mistake and crafted by circumstance. With the ability to last for hundreds of years, sometimes it is, quite literally, bottled history.
Clara Dalzell
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Featured: Sites Set on Brovia's Dolcetto

Featured: Sites Set on Brovia's Dolcetto

Remarkably, Brovia also has planted a small parcel of Dolcetto in Brea. Brea is a magnificent site, and it is owned entirely by Brovia (a monopole). Now, it’s not so rare to have Dolcetto planted within DOC Barolo, but it’s almost always in “off” sites. Brovia’s is one of the rare examples of Dolcetto planted where Nebbiolo could be planted -- and make great Barolo.
Jeff Patten
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