Get 10% off the purchase price with every order of 12 bottles or more of still wine not already on sale. The savings add up!
Candela Prol, highly experienced certified wine educator and friend of the shop, is available for tastings and training for private and corporate events. For rates and other inquiries, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org .
*Offsite events are contracted to and coordinated by a 3rd party, and are in no way affiliated with Chambers Street Wines.
If there is one thing we have discovered with our Italian cellar purchases (beyond what a rare and wonderful drinking experience old Nebbiolo provides), it is that Italians love spirits. Beyond their own aperitivi, Amaro, digestivi, and Chinato, we have discovered troves of rare old whisky, as well as aged Marc (pomace brandy) from France. One might expect that these collectors wouldn’t have needed to purchase this type of spirit when grappa was plentiful and local, but we recall that most grappa was fairly rustic in character. For the gourmand of thirty or forty years ago, Marc de Bourgogne and Marc de Champagne would have been the height of sophistication.
We are pleased to present a collection of aged Marcs from an Italian cellar. The spirits date from the 1940s to the 1970s. Highlights include bottles of Domaine Romanée Conti that we believe date from the 1940s or 1950s, in addition to aged Marc de Champagne from Moët & Chandon and Pommery. Based on our experience with the spirits from previous cellar purchases, these should provide for very interesting drinking and stimulating conversation. Salut! John McIlwain
This aged (dating from the 1970s, we believe) Marc de Chambolle-Musigny from Mugnier and l’Héritier-Guyot is a beautiful expression of Marc de Bourgogne. While some marc can be charitably called rustic, Mugnier's is refined, high-toned, and complex. The nose is floral and subtly fruity and the palate is silken. This is one of the finest marcs we've sampled as well as a piece of Burgundian history. Please note: this marc was stored in a wine cellar in Europe and the labels reflect this from minor stains to deteriorated. -John McIlwain