The Loire Valley is France’s greatest source of value for anyone looking for elegant, terroir-driven wines. Our collection celebrates the region’s great diversity, with the mineral-driven whites of Muscadet and Sancerre, the beautiful Chenin Blancs and Cabernet Francs from villages like Vouvray and Chinon, and natural wines from everywhere in the region. Sometimes wonderfully fresh and gulpable, sometimes serious and age-worthy, the prices are always very reasonable.
Le Rocher des Violettes (Xavier Weisskopf), VdF Chenin Blanc, 2020
Xavier Weisskopf's Rocher de Violettes is located in Montlouis-sur-Loire, an appellation that was perhaps overshadowed by Vouvray, its more famous neighbor but has recently come into its own right as source of extraordinary Chenin Blanc. This is a beautiful, classic Chenin, with notes of ripe orchard fruit, dry honey and white flowers. Bone dry and refreshing, it's an ideal match for poultry or seafood, or simply enjoying on its own.
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This single vineyard expression of Pinot Meunier belies the variety’s reputation as a second tier grape in the Champagne hierarchy. Fine richness and salted plum on the attack, with a long, expansive finish there is a fine core of mineral zang that should become more articulate as the fruit knits with the underlying structure. Fine stuff and worth the tariff. Organic viticulture and all that good stuff contribute to the coiled energy here.
La Gritona tequila and I are a match made in heaven. Since my wife’s boss gave to me for Christmas I haven’t stopped drinking it. Love the flavor and sippability.
Our circle of friends are mostly red wine drinkers, but we do love a good rose on a warm summers day. When we do drink rose, we are partial to southern France and more accurately, the Bandol region. We had the opportunity recently to have a Domaine de Terrebrune, Bandol Rose, 2015. It may be the best Bandol Rose we have ever tasted, making it the best of the best! We immediately went back and purchased a case from Flatiron wines, our go to wine store. We are now ready for the warm weather!
This wine is spectacular. By far the best Chablis that I have ever consumed!!
A refreshing take on a classic equation of brioche, green apple, strawberry and bubbles this was an enjoyable drink, indeed
As noted, this Chablis is truly outstanding.
Sorry, I have not tried the wine yet. It is resting comfortably in my cellar.
I have shared this Amaro with bartenders and craft cocktail creators, it's so darn delicious. Based on a medicinal tonic from the 1700 and crafted at a New York distillery, 36 various roots, herbs, spices, and raw honey all blend together to form a stunning spirit that is lighter and sweeter than some Italian counterparts. Marseille is delicious alone, with soda, on the rocks, or accompanied by brown or clear spirits, and elevates the liquor you pair it with. I simply adore it in a Black Manhattan, as a 2:1 with rye whisky and a Peninsula cherry, but I have also created stunning cocktails with Marseille and either gin or tequila. Lastly, try replacing Benedictine with Marseille in a Vieux Carré- WOW! Let's keep it quiet, and not tell everyone, ok?
What a find. Beautiful burgundy with elegance and enough body. As good as many Village wines.
Cantina del Pino, Barbera D'Alba, 2020
Red fruit on the nose; blackberry and cherry rest on palate, nice with food.
Most enjoyable; cherry, very modest tanins, and smooth especially with a wine so young. A great weeknight wine; we enjoyed it with chicken breasts and baked potatoes. Will definitely buy more.