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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.