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September 14th 2018 – Michelini Bros., Esperando a Los Bárbaros Malbec (2017)

Michelini Bros., Esperando a Los Bárbaros Malbec (2017) Grape: Malbec Geography: Mendoza, Argentina Appellation: Valle de Uco This project began in 2012 as an inspiration to focus on the pure soul and terroir of the Uco Valley, specifically Gualtallary. The Michelini brothers Juan Pablo and Matias, also winemakers at Mendoza’s renowned Zorzal and Passionate wineries, […]

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September 14th 2018 – Domaine de la Graveirette, Ju de Vie (2016)

Domaine de la Graveirette, Ju de Vie (2016) Grapes: Grenache, Mourvèdre, Marselan, and Merlot Geography: France Appellation: Vin de France Features: Biodynamic Julien Mus comes from a family of paysans, based for generations in and around the Provence village of Bédarrides, located between Orange and Avignon in the department of the Vaucluse, with Mont Ventoux […]

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September 14th 2018 – Lagar de Costa, Rías Baixas Albariño (2017)

Lagar de Costa, Rías Baixas Albariño (2017) Grape: Albariño Geography: Galicia, Spain Appellation: Rías Baixas Farming Practices: Organic Lagar de Costa is a family run winery where three generations of winemakers are dedicated to the care of Albariño vines. With 90% of the grapes coming from the Estate’s vineyards, some of the vines here are […]

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September 7th 2018 – Cantine Pepi, Eron Nero d’Avola (2016)

Cantine Pepi, Eron Nero d’Avola (2016) Grape: Nero d’Avola Geography: Sicily, Italy Appellation: Terre Siciliane The Land The soils have a medium texture; the main structure is limestone to which clay and sand are added. Every one of these elements has an important role. The calcareous structure, allows, thanks to its permeability a good air […]

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September 7th 2018 – Domaine du Vistre, Rosé Costieres de Nimes (2017)

Domaine du Vistre, Rosé Costieres de Nimes (2017) Grapes: 90% Grenache, 10% Syrah Geography: Rhône Valley, France Appellation: Costières de Nîmes Domaine du Vistre the estate of Remy Dupuy has been making wine for 6 generations in the south of France and the total property is 60 h but not all is for the production […]

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September 7th 2018 – Cantine Pepi, Gamé Cataratto (2016)

Cantine Pepi, Gamé Cataratto (2016) Grape: Catarratto Geography: Sicily, Italy Appellation: Terre Siciliane Cantine Pepi likes to say that ”we are 99% woman enterprise” and “run by women that boldly undertake the profession of the winemaker in Sicily”. The wines of Rosa Pepi and her daughter Erika come to life in Mazzarone, in the area […]

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August 31st 2018 – Domaine Bousquet Winery, Tupungato Reserva Pinot Noir (2016)

Domaine Bousquet Winery, Tupungato Reserva Pinot Noir (2016) Grape: Pinot Noir Geography: Mendoza, Argentina Appellation: Tupungato Is made from organic grapes from own Estate vineyards located in Tupungato (Uco Valley), at an altitude of 1200 (4000 feet) above sea level, which is one of the highest points in Mendoza. It is 100% Pinot Noir and […]

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August 31st 2018 – Domaine Bousquet Winery, Rosé Tupungato (2018)

Domaine Bousquet Winery, Rosé Tupungato (2018) Grapes: Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon Appellation: Tupungato Features: Organic The wine is composed of 50% Malbec and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon. Tasting Notes It has an elegant salmon color. The nose shows aromas of red fruits, with hints of plums and fresh cherries. In mouth, the Malbec fruit gives it a […]

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August 31st 2018 – Domaine Bousquet Winery, Sauvignon Blanc Tupungato (2018)

Domaine Bousquet Winery, Sauvignon Blanc Tupungato (2018) Grape: Sauvignon Blanc Geography: Mendoza, Argentina Appellation: Tupungato Made from organic grapes sourced mainly from vineyards in Tupungato (Uco Valley) at an altitude of 1200 meters (4000 feet) above sea level, one of the highest points in Mendoza. The wine is 100% Sauvignon Blanc, it has been fermented […]

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August 31st 2018 – Domaine Bousquet Winery, Brut Rosé

Domaine Bousquet Winery, Brut Rosé Category: Wine – Sparkling – Rosé Grapes: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Geography: Mendoza, Argentina Appellation: Mendoza Made from organic grapes sourced mainly from vineyards in Tupungato (Uco Valley) at an altitude of 1200 meters (4000 feet) above sea level, one of the highest points in Mendoza. Harvest Process: Manually, february […]

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August 24th 2018 – Monteforche, Lo Sfuso di Collina (2016)

Monteforche, Lo Sfuso di Collina (2016) Grape: Cabernet Franc Geography: Veneto, Italy Appellation: Veneto Get ready to try a unique experience of Cabernet Franc. Completely unlike Loire or New World styles, Lo Sfuso di Collina tastes like it comes right out of the ground and put directly into a bottle. Alfonso Soranzo and his father […]

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August 24th 2018 – Benazzoli, Bardolino Chiaretto (2017)

Benazzoli, Bardolino Chiaretto (2017) Grapes: Corvina and Rondinella Geography: Veneto, Italy Appellation: Bardolino Chiaretto The wine growing land of Bardolino covers a total surface area of over 25.000 hectares, comprising 16 districts. The Bardolino wine area can be found between the eastern shore of Lake Garda and the moraine hills, in a typical mediterranean landscape. […]

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August 24th 2018 – Réserve de la Saurine, Blanc (2016)

Réserve de la Saurine, Blanc (2016) Grape: Grenache Blanc Geography: Languedoc-Roussillon, France Appellation: Gard Situated on the right river bank of the Rhône River, CHUSCLAN & LAUDUN are part of the 25 villages where the AOC Côtes du Rhone is born. A strict selection of the vines is conducted on the parcels on the Laudun […]

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August 17th 2018 – Les Cortis, Bugey Obuscule (2016)

Les Cortis, Bugey Obuscule (2016) Grapes: Gamay and Mondeuse Geography: Savoy, France Appellation: Bugey Features: Organic, Biodynamic, Gluten-free, Vegan History: Vineyard of 6 hectares in the heart of the Belley basin. Agricultural practices respect the BIO specifications, conversion in progress. Traditional vinification, the most natural possible, respectful of high gastronomic ideals. Terroir: The vineyard is […]

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August 17th 2018 – Porta del Vento, Voria White (NV) Pet Nat

Porta del Vento, Voria White (NV) Pet Nat Grape: Catarratto Geography: Sicily, Italy Appellation: Terre Siciliane Features: Organic, Biodynamic, Gluten-free, Pétillant naturel, Vegan Pet-Nat (or Pet’Nat) is short for Petillant Naturel. It means natural sparkling wine that is produced with little or no additives. Sparkling wine produced from grapes Catarratto grown as organic/biodynamic and harvested […]

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August 17th 2018 – Porta del Vento, Maqué Rosé (2017)

Porta del Vento, Maqué Rosé (2017) Grape: Perricone Geography: Sicily, Italy Appellation: Terre Siciliane Features: Organic, Biodynamic, Gluten-free, Vegan Maquè Rosè ’17 is the result of the vinification of Perricone, an autochthonous Sicilian red grape variety, cultivated in the sandy soils of Camporeale, Palermo, at more than 600 meters above sea level. Since the first […]

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August 17th 2018 – Porta del Vento, Catarratto (2017)

Porta del Vento, Catarratto (2017) Grape: Catarratto Geography: Sicily, Italy Appellation: Terre Siciliane Features: Organic, Biodynamic, Gluten-free, Vegan Under the artistry of owner/winemaker Marco Sferlazzo, Porta del Vento is making some of the most exciting, wines in all of Sicily and beyond. The tiny, Porta del Vento winery sits 2000 feet above Palermo, near the […]

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August 10th 2018 – Moissenet-Bonnard, Crémant de Bourgogne (NV)

Moissenet-Bonnard, Crémant de Bourgogne (NV) Grape: Pinot Noir Geography: Burgundy, France Appellation: Crémant de Bourgogne Sometimes, when the baton is passed from one generation to another at an estate, there is a concern that the winemaking or vineyard work will change in some way that will compromise the quality or even break with family tradition. […]

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August 10th 2018 – Weingut Stefan Meyer, Ein Liter Rhodt (2016)

Weingut Stefan Meyer, Ein Liter Rhodt (2016) Grapes: Portugieser, Dornfelder, and St. Laurent Geography: Pfalz, Germany Appellation: Pfalz With a history in their village going back to the 1700s, Stefan Meyer’s family is as much a part of the terroir of Rhodt unter Reitburg as the clay and loam soils their vines are planted to. […]

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August 10th 2018 – Domaine Reine Juliette, Syrah Grenache Rosé (2017)

Domaine Reine Juliette, Syrah Grenache Rosé (2017) Grapes: Syrah and Grenache Geography: Languedoc-Roussillon, France Appellation: Pays d’Oc The Domaine Reine Juliette sits along the southern side of the modern A9, which historically was the Via Domitia which connected Italy to Spain. The road played an important part in expanding viticulture in the Languedoc. The Via […]