In his latest Wine School, Asimov encourages an in-depth study of three distinct Northern Rhône terroirs: Crozes Hermitage, St. Joseph and Cornas. He sheds light on how amazing it can be to see how even the slight differences in climates or soil type can drastically change the character of a wine made with a single grape variety.
Christian Tschida is one of the most uncompromising voices in natural wine. Today we’re offering two rare and delicious examples of Tschida’s handiwork: “Brutal”, a light red made from Pinot Noir, and “Birdscape”, which falls somewhere between a light red and a rosé, and is made from a Blaufrankisch-prominent combination of red and white grapes.
Edouard and Eleni believe you can only make great wine if you are close to the vines. So, they have kept things small: under 5 hectares (the family Domaine is nearly 10 times that). They know their vines, know their plots, and they bottle their vineyards individually so that we can enjoy each – highly individual – terroir on its own terms.
We're offering the greatest that the 2019 Vintage has to offer at the best prices we'll have all year. As usual, for many of these producers' more sought-after wines, this will be your only chance to buy them from us: many of these wines will only be available on DI or will sell out long before they can make it to our shelves.
What if we told you that you could help out-of-work restaurant employees — the servers, bussers, cooks and more, who have lovingly taken care of you for decades — simply by drinking delicious and well-made wine?
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.
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.