Sampler Cases

  • six-bottle assorted-wine box
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $137.77

$150 Red Sampler Case

12 red wines from all over the world, leaning organic/biodynamic, selected by our staff and offered at a larger discount than our normal 10% on cases. The contents change frequently and sold out wines may be replaced by items of comparable quality and value.

  • 12 bottle sampler reds
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $137.77

$150 Red/White Sampler Case

6 red and 6 white wines from all over the world, leaning organic/biodynamic, selected by our staff and offered at a larger discount than our normal 10% on cases. The contents change frequently and sold out wines may be replaced by items of comparable quality and value.

  • 12 bottle red/white case
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $137.77

  • six-bottle assorted-wine box
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $137.77

$150 White Sampler Case

12 white wines from all over the world, leaning organic/biodynamic, selected by our staff and offered at a larger discount than our normal 10% on cases. The contents change frequently and sold out wines may be replaced by items of comparable quality and value.

  • 12 bottle sampler whites
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $137.77

  • twelve bottles broad array
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $229.62

  • twelve bottles broad array
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $229.62

$250 Red

12 red wines from all over the world, leaning organic/biodynamic, selected by our staff and offered at a larger discount than our normal 10% on cases. The contents change frequently and sold out wines may be replaced by items of comparable quality and value.

  • 12 bottle sampler reds
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $229.62

$250 Red/White Sampler Case

6 red and 6 white wines from all over the world, leaning organic/biodynamic, selected by our staff and offered at a larger discount than our normal 10% on cases. The contents change frequently and sold out wines may be replaced by items of comparable quality and value.

  • 12 bottle red/white case
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $229.62

$250 White Sampler Case

12 white wines from all over the world, leaning organic/biodynamic, selected by our staff and offered at a larger discount than our normal 10% on cases. The contents change frequently and sold out wines may be replaced by items of comparable quality and value.

  • 12 bottle sampler whites
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $229.62

  • ad-hoc combo box
  • 40 in stock
  • no discount
  • $44.97

Children's Atlas of Wine Atlantic Coast

Cod fishermen set out from Bilbao, the oysters are netted up and boated to market in Nantes, they're playing bagpipes in Galicia and stuffing squid into empanadas the size of dinner plates. Europe's northwest coast, facing the Atlantic across the Bay of Biscay, has a definite feel. There's the same mild, wet, green weather brought in from the Gulf Stream that keeps Scotland damp, a number of unrelated minority languages, runes carved in stone. This is as much cider country as it is wine country. But the wines! A diverse bunch, united by a salty freshness, an herbaceous tang, that gives everything from Ribeira Sacra Mencía to Pays Nantais Melon have something to say to one another.

**Order this kit to join this virtual class with James Sligh on October 1st at 6:30PM EST. Each kit includes three bottles of wine, class materials, and an email with pairing suggestions, a weekly playlist, and a link to the Zoom tasting.** 

  • ad-hoc combo box
  • 21 in stock
  • no discount
  • $108.00

Children's Atlas of Wine Wurttemberg, Baden, Alsace

National borders can get in the way of us seeing what wine regions have to say to one another. Neither Alsace nor the loose linguistic and historical region of Swabia in Germany's south fit neatly into the stories we tell each other about what German or French wine is 'supposed' to be. They're each incredibly diverse worlds unto themselves, with lots of variation of soil type and a big palette of grape varieties to choose from. But there are also connections between them waiting to be discovered. And in each case, from the rain shadow of the Vosges Mountains to the rocky fist of the Kaiserstuhl to the rumpled bedsheet of river valleys north of Stuttgart, there's an awful lot of great wine coming out of there that wasn't in bottle or available outside of the country until now.

**Order this kit to join this virtual class with James Sligh on October 9th at 6:30PM EST. Each kit includes three bottles of wine, class materials, and an email with pairing suggestions, a weekly playlist, and a link to the Zoom tasting.**  

  • ad-hoc combo box
  • 31 in stock
  • no discount
  • $108.00

Deep Dive ...Minerality?!

Put four wine professionals in a room and you'll get six definitions. The concept of minerality in wine -- can we taste it? does it come from rocks? -- is one of the most contentious in my field. It speaks not just to what we love about wine that can be hard to express with language, but to some of the deepest questions it poses: how does place express itself through a plant and in our glass? Happily, 'minerality' is also often a shorthand for wines of quality; so we'll have some beautiful things to drink while I propose some answers, or, at the very least, some better questions.

**Order this kit to join this virtual class with James Sligh on October 7th at 6PM EST. Each kit includes three bottles of wine, class materials, and an email with pairing suggestions, a weekly playlist, and a link to the Zoom tasting.** 

  • ad-hoc combo box
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $108.00

Deep Dive 'Give Pais a Chance'

It was carried across the Atlantic in the holds of Spanish ships setting off from the Canaries. The first vines in Chile; the first vineyards of California. Pais has many names: listan prieto, criolla chica, mission. It's been looked down on, marginalized, and misunderstood in all of them.But increasingly, across the pais diaspora, winegrowers are realizing that these vines have something to teach us about how deep the history of 'New World wine' really goes, and about what we can call our own as Americans in the most capacious sense of the word. We'll taste three of the most compelling expressions of this grape variety I've found to date, discover its virtues and challenges, and learn what it means to truly give pais a chance.

**Order this kit to join this virtual class with James Sligh on Sep. 29 at 6pm EST. Each kit includes three bottles of wine, class materials, and an email with pairing suggestions, a weekly playlist, and a link to the Zoom tasting.**

  • ad-hoc combo box
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $108.00

Deep Dive Wine in Clay

Wine was born in clay. For thousands of years before folks in Gaul started floating oak barrels downriver, amphorae or dolia or tinajas or qvevri were where wine fermented, aged, and traveled. Clay vessels are our earliest evidence of winemaking. Clay bowls were even what you drank out of. And today, both in its ancestral territories and in places where it was never tradition, clay is making a comeback. We'll explore clay's impact on wine, its variations and permutations from Imereti to Itata, and drink wine that calls back to wine's very origins.

**Order this kit to join this virtual class with James Sligh on October 13th at 6PM EST. Each kit includes three bottles of wine, class materials, and an email with pairing suggestions, a weekly playlist, and a link to the Zoom tasting.** 

  • ad-hoc combo box
  • 35 in stock
  • no discount
  • $108.00

Drink with James Blue-Chip on a Budget

Maybe the best reason to find wine professionals you can trust, apart from the thrill of exploration, is value. Burgundy, Bordeaux, Barolo, Champagne, Napa Cab... the blue chips of the wine world (mostly) got their reputations for a reason. And as long as you have money to burn, it's easy to close your eyes, sit back, and press play. But what about not burning money? When a classic is what's called for instead of an unpredictable adventure and price *is* an object  —   when we have to impress a partner's parents, say, or buy a gift for someone we don't know well, or just want a taste of the good life  —   where can we turn? We'll drink our way through a few different paths to finding value in wine regions, and wine styles, that often deliver anything but  —   and discover some world-class wines in the process.

**Order this kit to join this virtual class with James Sligh on October 10th at 5PM EST. Each kit includes three bottles of wine, class materials, and an email with pairing suggestions, a weekly playlist, and a link to the Zoom tasting.**  

  • ad-hoc combo box
  • 30 in stock
  • no discount
  • $108.00

Drink with James Not Red, Not White..

Wine color is a myth. The idea of a couple of boxes that all wine can be sorted into? We made it all up.What if we thought of wine styles as sitting on a spectrum, one shading into the next? You don't even have to that far back in time to find a world where this would have been the rule, not the exception. But it's not just history. Today, in our present moment of rediscovery and experimentation, wine styles that are somewhere in between can be the perfect balm for the moment, and answer to a changing season. Age-worthy pink wines? Wines that are amber, or salmon, or rose gold, or brick-colored? We'll taste a few of my absolute favorites, learn how they got that way, and explore how they can help us deal with our own indefinite present.

**Order this kit to join this virtual class with James Sligh on Sep. 26th at 5pmEST. Each kit includes three bottles of wine, class materials, and an email with pairing suggestions, a weekly playlist, and a link to the Zoom tasting.**

  • ad-hoc combo box
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $108.00

Drink with James Pinot X

Pinot is an ancient grape. With gouais blanc, the Cronos-type progenitor god of so many Western European varieties, it birthed everything from gamay to chardonnay. It's also a chameleon. Whether its skin is green-gold (blanc), or pink (gris), or purple-black (noir), pinot can transmit place and express itself through different styles in a way that makes it truly hard to pin down. But we can try to isolate some variables. Just like the X-Men, it all comes down to a fateful mutation.

**Order this kit to join this virtual class with James Sligh on October 3rd at 5PM EST. Each kit includes three bottles of wine, class materials, and an email with pairing suggestions, a weekly playlist, and a link to the Zoom tasting.** 

  • ad-hoc combo box
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $108.00