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 [...]

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    Paltrinieri Lambrusco di Sorbara ‘Radice’ – “semplici ma non banali”

Paltrinieri Lambrusco di Sorbara ‘Radice’ – “semplici ma non banali”

Paltrinieri is a family winery three generations and running. Achille Paltrinieri built the house and cantina in 1926. His grandson Alberto now takes care of everything in the vineyard and cellar, while Alberto’s wife, Barbera, is the factotum.

The vineyards and winery are just north of Modena in Emilia-Romagna, right off of the A1 autostrada, [...]

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Domaine Hauvette: Natural Wines in the Baux de Provence

DOMAINE HAUVETTE
Country: France
Region: Provence
Appellation(s): Baux de Provence, IGP Alpilles Producer: Dominique Hauvette
Founded: 1988
Annual Production: 3,300 cases
Farming: Biodynamic (since 2000)
Website: N/A

Not far from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, a tourist town known for Roman ruins and as the place where Van Gogh painted “The Starry Night,” you’ll find Domaine Hauvette.

Nestled among the foothills of Les Alpilles, the [...]

Domaine du Possible: Côtes du Roussillon from Loïc Roure

Nestled in the tiny village of Lansac, Loïc Roure is a young vigneron balancing terroir and drinkability. In 2003, Loïc scrapped his initial plan of opening a restaurant/winebar/retailer, deciding instead to start his own estate, Domaine du Possible. Starting out with some vines in Latour de France, he soon expanded with land closer to [...]

Fay d’Homme: La Part du Colibri Gamay

FAY D’HOMME: LA PART DU COLIBRI GAMAY

Vincent is the 5th generation of winemakers. Both of his parents, indeed came from winemakers families which make Vincent a ” concentrate” of winemaker. This is also the reason why his parcels spread on such a wide territory (4 towns and 3 great terroirs over 14 kilometers). [...]

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Domaine Roger Neveu: Sancerre Three Ways

From the Kermit Lynch website:

The Neveu family’s roots in the Loire Valley are nothing short of impressive, even for European standards. The local archives show that a Jean Neveu lived in the village of Verdigny (where the family still resides) as early as the 12th century, and family documents prove that they already owned [...]

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 [...]

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Tenuta La Favola Bianco: A NEW Sicilian Summer White

The Wines are just how Corrado described them, small windows into this little piece of the world and it’s terroir. No bells, and no whistles… just pure, clean and passionately made wines that talk about a place and time.
His estate stands upon a hill in the far right-end corner of Sicily. When Corrado goes down [...]

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    Innovation within Tradition: Casa Scarpa and the rise of Barbera in Monferrato

Innovation within Tradition: Casa Scarpa and the rise of Barbera in Monferrato

Antica Casa Vinicola Scarpa was founded by Antonio Scarpa* in 1854. Scarpa’s reputation was made beginning in the 1960s and 70s by Mario Pesce, whose father purchased the winery some years earlier. Mario was one of those souls who, while respecting the traditions and history of his region, was ambitious enough to think that [...]