• A Handful of Tissot!

    A Handful of Tissot!
    Domaine Andre et Mireille Tissot, begun in 1962, is in Montigny-les-Arsures, just a few kilometers from Arbois. Stéphane, their son, took over in 1990 and has slowly but surely established the Tissot name as an important one in the history of Jura wine. A tireless vigneron, Stéphane farms between 45 and 50 hectares biodynamically, travels to distant lands as a spokesperson for the Jura,...
  • Burgundies for Your Barbecue - Serve Them Cool for Summer Perfection!

    Burgundies for Your Barbecue - Serve Them Cool for Summer Perfection!
    No, we're not suggesting that you serve Vosne-Romanee "Les Suchots" with your hamburgers! But we love selling real Burgundies of terroir at reasonable prices, and today's email contains some of our favorites that will provide real Pinot Noir pleasure with anything off the grill - and without breaking the bank. We'd like to especially feature the wines of Domaine Celine Perrin in Ladoix, which display the lovely...
  • A Small Collection of Old Riojas

    A Small Collection of Old Riojas
    We just received a small collection of old Riojas from Spain. All of the bottles have at least several decades of age and are ready to drink now. Mature Rioja wines offer reliable pleasure through generous, shimmering Tempranillo fruit and textural depth, frequently at more affordable prices than other great European wines with comparable age. Traditional local winemaking in Rioja favored rustic young reds...
  • New Arrivals from France, featuring the 2022 Chateau Peybonhomme-les-Tours "le Blanc Bonhomme," Beaujolais, Bandol, Sancerre and More!

    New Arrivals from France, featuring the 2022 Chateau Peybonhomme-les-Tours "le Blanc Bonhomme," Beaujolais, Bandol, Sancerre and More!
    Château Peybonhomme-les-Tours and Château La Grolet: Back in Stock! Rachel Hubert Chambers Street customers need no introduction to these two over-achieving Bordeaux estates owned by the Hubert family, certified organic and Biodynamic since the 1990s. Jean-Luc is enjoying being a grandfather now, and Rachel, who was just beginning her career at the family estate in the 2000s, is now fully in charge and running...
  • Another Argentina - Part I

    Another Argentina - Part I
    There are several newsletters that I have been meaning to send over the past year. Moving up the street and rolling out the new website may have set back my plans, but I'm finally getting to it! Highlighting my favorite Verdejo producers was on the list, rounding up a compendium of unfortified Palominos is definitely on the list (stay tuned!). I have also been meaning to...
  • Perfect for Summer - The Unique and Beautiful Wines of the Clos des Gravillas and End of Stock for Delicious Saint-Perays from Domaine de Lorient

    Perfect for Summer - The Unique and Beautiful Wines of the Clos des Gravillas and End of Stock for Delicious Saint-Perays from Domaine de Lorient
    We love the wines from Nicole and John Bojanowski at the Clos des Gravillas in St. Jean de Minervois! The reds are distinctive and full-flavored but retain a fabulous purity and freshness that makes them absolutely delicious served cool, perfect with anything off the grill this season. We particularly love the whites, made from local and ancient grape varieties - they are crystalline, subtle and...
  • Verdejo - Part I

    Verdejo - Part I
    The white wine grape Verdejo is local to the Rueda DO, in the area around Castilla y Leon. Often industrially farmed, machine-harvested and over-manipulated, Verdejo is experiencing a quiet renaissance, led by three exceptional winemakers in the region. Manuel Cantalapiedra, Esmeralda Garcia, and Ismael Gozalo are producing what we consider to be the very best examples from the Verdejo grape. From organically farmed, hand-harvested...
  • Baudry 2022 Chinon "Domaine" and Great Value Chinons from Patrick Lambert

    Baudry 2022 Chinon "Domaine" and Great Value Chinons from Patrick Lambert
    We're sorry that the 2022 "Le Domaine" didn't arrive in time for our last Baudry offer, but this delightful and delicious Chinon is worthy of it's own email! As Matthieu Baudry says "Due to its generous fruit and its juicy character, this vintage is outstanding. The 2022s will keep for years, particularly those from limestone soils. 2022 belongs to the truly great vintages, alongside 2010, 2018 and...
  • The Soulful Wines of Elian Da Ros and Sandrine Farrugia from the Côtes-du-Marmandais!

    The Soulful Wines of Elian Da Ros and Sandrine Farrugia from the Côtes-du-Marmandais!
    "Even in France, the Marmandais region is quite obscure unless you are a rugby fan or a tomato aficionado. Upstream along the Garonne in the Lot-et-Garonne, barely 45 min drive from Sauternes, this softly rolling, peaceful area is historically a polycultural land of tobacco, grains, and tomatoes whose fame is due to early 19th century Italian immigration bringing with them seeds and agricultural know-how. The...
  • A great Value Vouvray from Vincent Careme, a profound Tavel from Chateau de Manissy, and more... for Spring & Summer enjoyment!

    A great Value Vouvray from Vincent Careme, a profound Tavel from Chateau de Manissy, and more... for Spring & Summer enjoyment!
    Vincent Careme is one of the finest producers in the Loire Valley - his 2022 Vouvray Sec beautifully captures the great terroir and this excellent vintage - and at a very modest price! The Chateau de Manissy Tavel "Tete de Cuvée" is always one of our favorite rosés of the year, and the just-released 2022 is quite astonishing, with fabulous complextiy and length -...
  • Look What We Found in the Cellar: Wine from France!

    Look What We Found in the Cellar: Wine from France!
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  • Private Collection: Cotat Sancerre 2000 - 2012

    Private Collection: Cotat Sancerre 2000 - 2012
    These very rare older vintages of Sancerre and Sancerre Rose by Francois Cotat and Pascal Cotat comes to us from the cellar of a connoisseur. They have the means to buy trophies, and they don't entirely omit trophies from their cellar, but they are a connoisseur in the sense that they appreciate great wine where they find it, without regard to the label, without...
  • Envinate 2016 Benje Blanco

    Envinate 2016 Benje Blanco
    We have the great pleasure of offering a perfectly aged white wine from the Canary Islands - the 2016 Benje Blanco from Envinate! Thanks to our friends at José Pastor Selections, three cases of this exquisitely aged wine became available and we leaped at the opportunity to have this wine on the shelf... though probably not for long! We highly recommend grabbing a few...
  • Oldies but Goodies Jura wines from Michel Gahier, Lulu Vigneron, and our favorite value Poulsard from Overnoy-Crinquand

    Oldies but Goodies Jura wines from Michel Gahier, Lulu Vigneron, and our favorite value Poulsard from Overnoy-Crinquand
    We'll keep today's email short and sweet. Always allocated, never duplicated, we offer some wines from oldie but goodie producers that we generally receive wines from once a year. Any fan of Jura wines who became a fan in the 2000s will remember when our shelves were stocked with wines from Michel Gahier and Chais de Vieux Bourg, the winery run by Ludwig Bindernagel...
  • New Releases from Nanclares y Prieto in Rías Baixas and Ribeira Sacra

    New Releases from Nanclares y Prieto in Rías Baixas and Ribeira Sacra
    In the world of Albariño, there are many producers who stand out for being a cut above the rest. From my brief but ongoing love affair with Spanish wines, I can name several without any technological assistance. My first experiences were with Do Ferreiro, then came memorable experiences with Pedralonga, and the single vineyard wines from Benito Santos, along with the one Albariño produced...
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