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July 13th 2018 – Cantina di Quistello, Lambrusco Rossissimo

Cantina di Quistello, Lambrusco Rossissimo Category: Wine – Sparkling – Red Grapes: Lambrusco Ruberti and Ancellotta Geography: Lombardia, Italy This Cantina Soc COOP was established in 1928 in the town of Quistello in the Comune of Mantova from the intuition of a group of local winemakers that decided to partener togheter and Lambrusco Grappello Ruberti […]

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July 13th 2018 – Baroni Capoano, Cirò Rosato (2017)

Baroni Capoano, Cirò Rosato (2017) Grape: Gaglioppo Geography: Calabria, Italy Appellation: Cirò Massimiliano focus on his favorite grape Gaglioppo, this ancient Greek varietal growing on the very top of the Hillside of Ciro’ Marina. Gaglioppo is a grape that does extremely well in dry climates where it touches high sugar levels and produces robust wines. […]

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July 13th 2018 – Fontanavecchia, Falanghina del Sannio (2017)

Fontanavecchia, Falanghina del Sannio (2017) Grape: Falanghina Geography: Campania, Italy Appellation: Falanghina del Sannio Libero and Orazio Rillo & family run winery fuled by heart, passion and dedication of true farmers. In the town of Torrecuso (BE) in the Taburno area of Campania. Some of the best manicured filari near the river Calore you ‘ll […]

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July 6th 2018 – Carpé Vino Gewürztraminer (2017)

Carpé Vino Gewürztraminer (2017) Winemaker Josh Carp presents wines from the North Fork of Long Island. Carpe Vino captures local terroir at its best. A vineyard manager out on the East End, Josh lives with his family in Brooklyn. It doesn’t get any more local than this. Grapes: Gewurztraminer Geography: North Fork of Long Island, […]

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July 6th 2018 – Carpé Vino Rosé (2017)

Carpé Vino Rosé (2017) Winemaker Josh Carp presents wines from the North Fork of Long Island. Carpe Vino captures local terroir at its best. A vineyard manager out on the East End, Josh lives with his family in Brooklyn. It doesn’t get any more local than this. Grape: Merlot Geography: North Fork, Long Island, NY […]

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June 29th 2018 – Espelt, Empordà Garnacha Old Vines (2015)

Espelt, Empordà Garnacha Old Vines (2015) Grape: Garnacha Geography: Catalonia, Spain Appellation: Empordà Features: Organic The Garnacha from Espelt comes from their highest elevation vineyard, Rabós, tucked in the Albera Nature Reserve Area. These are the oldest vines on the property with centenary Garnacha Negra and Carinyena grow on sandy slate and granite soils. While […]

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June 29th 2018 – Espelt, Empordà Garnacha Coralí Rosé (2017)

Espelt, Empordà Garnacha Coralí Rosé (2017) Grape: Garnacha Geography: Catalonia, Spain Appellation: Empordà Coming from the vineyards surrounding the cellars, Coralí comes from Garnatxa Negra, locally known as Ledoner, grown on sandy, granitic soils. After a short maceration of 5 hours the wine is pressed resulting in a delicate salmon color with aromas and flavors […]

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June 29th 2018 – Espelt, Empordà Garnacha Blanca Old Vines (2017)

Espelt, Empordà Garnacha Blanca Old Vines (2017) Grape: Garnacha Blanca Geography: Catalonia, Spain Appellation: Empordà The Garnacha Blanca from Espelt comes from their highest elevation vineyard, Rabós, tucked in the Albera Nature Reserve Area. These are the oldest vines on the property with centenary Garnacha Negra and Carinyena as well as spritely 50 year-old Garnacha […]

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June 22nd 2018 – Domaine Jacky Marteau, Lulu Touraine Gamay (2016)

Domaine Jacky Marteau, Lulu Touraine Gamay (2016) Grape: Gamay Geography: Loire Valley, France Appellation: Touraine Partially harvested by hand for a fruity, delectable taste. Partially destemmed to add suppleness to the tannins and just the right touch of spice. A bold red colour that is rare to behold. A Gamay, yes, but especially an elegant […]

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June 22nd 2018 – Domaine Jacky Marteau, Touraine Rosé Lulu (2017)

Domaine Jacky Marteau, Touraine Rosé Lulu (2017) Grapes: Pineau d’Aunis and Cabernet Franc Geography: Loire Valley, France Appellation: Touraine The vines are planted on some of the finest wine growing lands in Touraine, on the south bank of the Cher River. Rodolphe’s main focus is getting the best quality of grapes through various techniques such […]

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June 22nd 2018 – Domaine Jacky Marteau, Lulu Touraine Sauvignon Blanc (2017)

Domaine Jacky Marteau, Lulu Touraine Sauvignon Blanc (2017) Grape: Sauvignon Blanc Geography: Loire Valley, France Appellation: Touraine The vines are planted on some of the finest sites in Touraine, on the South bank of the river Cher, on siliceous-argil (clay and flint) soil. (There is not an exact word or translation in English for the […]

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June 15th 2018 – Domaine de Bel Air, Jean Marc Lafont Morgon Côte du Py (2016)

Domaine de Bel Air, Jean Marc Lafont Morgon Côte du Py (2016) Grape: Gamay Geography: Burgundy, France Appellation: Morgon The adventure began in 1986,when Jean-Marc took over the destiny of Domaine de Bel-Air. His childhood was redolent with scents and flavours as well as the love of a job well done passed on to him […]

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June 15th 2018 – Bonny Doon Vineyard, Central Coast Vin Gris de Cigare Rosé (2017)

Bonny Doon Vineyard, Central Coast Vin Gris de Cigare Rosé (2017) Grapes: Grenache, Grenache Blanc, Carignane, Mourvèdre, and Roussanne Geography: California, United States Appellation: Central Coast Based in Santa Cruz, heartland of New Age thinking, dreaming and deferred transition to “adulthood,” Bonny Doon Vineyard has a not so surprising history of idealism and innovation. Founded […]

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June 15th 2018 – Setzer, Grüner Veltliner (2017)

Setzer, Grüner Veltliner (2017) Grape: Grüner Veltliner Geography: Niederösterreich, Austria Appellation: Weinviertel Our village, Hohenwarth, derives its name from Hohe Warte – high observation point – and refers to our fortified Romanesque church, which was built in the 11th century at 400 metres above sea level. As all of the neighbouring regions like Kamptal and […]

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June 15th 2018 – Ovum, Elkton Big Salt (2017)

Ovum, Elkton Big Salt (2017) Grapes: Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscat Geography: Oregon, United States Appellation: Elkton Ovum Wines is a quest to discover the terroir of the Pacific Northwest, possibly uncovering an expression of place, using naturally produced white wines as a conduit. Based in Newberg, Oregon, husband and wife team John House […]

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June 8th 2018 – Azienda Vinicola Palladino, Barbera d’Alba Superiore (2014)

Azienda Vinicola Palladino, Barbera d’Alba Superiore (2014) Grape: Barbera Geography: Piedmont, Italy Appellation: Barbera d’Alba All of the Palladino Barbera vineyards are located in Serralunga d’Alba commune. The wines produced from this sub zone are known for their power and elegance. Tradition makes history alive: a philosophy that has allowed the Azienda Vinicola Palladino to […]

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June 8th 2018 – Casalfarneto, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Fontevecchia (2015)

Casalfarneto, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Fontevecchia (2015) Geography: Marche, Italy Appellation: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 1995: Foundation of Casalfarneto wine estate. Four partners, already experts in the field, decide to restore a small farmhouse, surrounded by farnetto oaks, and to invest in the typical white wine of the area: verdicchio. 2005: Togni group […]

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June 8th 2018 – Casa Wallace, Pink (2016)

Casa Wallace, Pink (2016) Geography: Piedmont, Italy Appellation: Monferrato Features: Biodynamic Biodynamic farming is considered one of the most effective methods to achieve biodiversity, to protect the environment and to stop the damage to our health caused by the careless and indiscriminate use of pesticides. The characteristics of their wine are the result of many […]

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June 1st 2018 – Bodegas Castaño, Yecla Monastrell Hécula (2015)

Bodegas Castaño, Yecla Monastrell Hécula (2015) Grape: Monastrell Geography: Murcia, Spain Appellation: Yecla In south-eastern Spain. 80% of these vineyards are planted with the native Monastrell variety. For several generations, Bodegas Castaño has been a pioneer in this region and has come to symbolise the best of what southern Spain has to offer: rich, warm […]

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June 1st 2018 – Julien Braud, Forty Ounce Rosé

June 1st 2018 – Julien Braud, Forty Ounce Rosé (2017) Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Gamay, and Merlot Geography: Languedoc-Roussillon, France Appellation: Vin de France Made by winemaker Julien Braud, a top-notch Muscadet producer, this rosé is blend of 53% Gamay, 33% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 4% Pineau d’Aunis. The fun packaging and reasonable price may […]