Vin de France “Bulle” Pétillant Naturel Blanc

Hervé Villemade has been working his family's vines in Cellettes since taking over from his father in 1995. Today, the estate represents about 22 hectares of organically farmed fruit, all within the Cheverny and Cour-Cheverny AOCs.

When Hervé first took over the estate, everything was farmed chemically and vinified conventionally. Unaware of an alternative, he [...]

By |August 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Swick: “Naked” Wines of the Pacific Northwest

We would like to introduce you to one of our newest suppliers Swick Wines! Here are some words about these wonderfully unique and authentic wines, direct from winemaker Joe Swick.

"I'm a Portland, Oregon native and 5th generation Oregonian.  I got into the wine industry in 2003 with a cellar position at Owen Roe Winery.  [...]

this just in: Domaine de la Prebende Beaujolais Blanc

DOMAINE DE LA PRÉBENDE

Beaujolais Blanc

Country: France
Region: Beaujolais
Appellation(s): Beaujolais
Producer: Dupeuble Family
Founded: 1947
Annual Production: 3,500 cases
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée

Domaine de la Prébende produces a deeply mineral Beaujolais from a predominantly clay and limestone terroir, a rarity in a region dominated by granite soils. “Uno prébende” essentially means “a tax,” and the domaine sits on the location where monks used to [...]

By |June 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

A Bit of Effervescence!

It's starting to feel like spring ...

I think we all need some bubbles to brighten our day, well at least some “Prickly Wine".

Avinyo Petillant Blanc

The Esteve Nadal family of Avinyonet del Penedès produces the Avinyó brand. The winery is located at their home “Can Fontanals” in the heart of the Penedès region of Barcelona.
The [...]

“Italian Beaujolais”

Happy Wednesday ...

I’m dubbing this wine “Italian Beaujolais”. Light, Fresh, and Fruity! Put a chill on it and take it to the Beach, as they do in Sardegna!!

Monica is an indigenous grape variety from Sardegna (possibly with Spanish origins). The vineyards of Cardedu (car-DAY-do) are in the area of Ogliastra, the most mountainous and [...]

A Quick Trip to Spain …

 

 

It’s Tuesday ...
Wasn’t it just Friday? Oh well, at least its sunny out. Let’s focus on some Wine!
This week we travel to Spain, in particular, Rioja Alevesa. Our producer there is Luberri. Owned by Florentino Martínez Monje, Luberri is located in Elciego in the heart of Rioja Alavesa. Florentino farms 35 hectares of old vines [...]

” To make good wine, you need a certain philosophy…you need to be a dreamer “

 

It seems Spring is right around the corner, fingers crossed. Daylight now till 7 (thank god), sap is flowing, and mud is everywhere. Perfect time for a transitional grape, Gamay!!
I love Gamay anytime of year, but what a perfect red grape……. light fresh and fruity. Perfect for seasonal changes as Gamay loves a slight [...]

By |March 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Taste Rosé Selections for 2016!

The truth is we consider Rosé to be a wine that should be enjoyed no matter what time of year. Thus there is no Rosé season ... that being said there is a time for new vintage release. In the southern hemisphere that is a bit earlier in the year. In fact we have several 2015 Rosés in [...]