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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 […]

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August 10th 2018 – Emile Balland, Coteaux du Giennois Les Beaux Jours Blanc (2017)

Emile Balland, Coteaux du Giennois Les Beaux Jours Blanc (2017) Grape: Sauvignon Blanc Geography: Loire Valley, France Appellation: Coteaux du Viennois Emile Balland is a tall man. Perhaps it’s seeing the world from such a physically elevated position that allows him to take the long view when it comes to his vineyards and wine making. […]

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August 3rd 2018 – Moli dels Capellans, Conca de Barberà Atrepat Aromatico (2016)

Moli dels Capellans, Conca de Barberà Atrepat Aromatico (2016) Grape: Trepat Geography: Catalonia, Spain Appellation: Conca de Barberà A young unoaked red from Trepat grapes, 40% of which was fermented with the corbonic maceration method. It has some funky notes and light herbal and fruity character that is a little irreverent perhaps. The palate is […]

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August 3rd 2018 – Bodega Garzón, Pinot Noir Estate Rosé (2018)

Bodega Garzón, Pinot Noir Estate Rosé (2018) Grape: Pinot Noir Geography: Uruguay When Alejandro Bulgheroni and his wife, Bettina, discovered Garzón in 1999, they saw in it their “little Uruguayan Tuscany”, and they had a dream, a family dream that has come true today: Agroland. Thus, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, they started to […]

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August 3rd 2018 – Bigi, Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone (2016)

Bigi, Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone (2016) Grapes: Trebbiano and Malvasia Geography: Lazio, Italy Appellation: Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone The white blended wines of Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone received DOC status in 1966 and includes the volcanic soils encircling Lake Bolsena in the northern Latium region. According to DOC regulations (last changes approved […]

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July 27th 2018 – Castellare di Castellina, Chianti Classico (2012)

Castellare di Castellina, Chianti Classico (2012) Grape: Sangiovese Geography: Tuscany, Italy Appellation: Chianti Classico Features: Organic Winemaking Philosophy In the town of Castellina, one of Chianti’s best locales, Castellare’s vineyards are at 1200 feet elevation – only a few Chianti Classico vineyards are higher. The vineyards of this 46-acre property are found in a natural […]

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July 27th 2018 – Château Pas du Cerf, Côtes de Provence Rosé

Château Pas du Cerf, Côtes de Provence Rosé Grapes: Grenache and Cinsault Geography: Provence, France Appellation: Côtes de Provence Château Pas du Cerf is a longstanding family vineyard: Since 1848, eight generations have followed one another in the craft of winemaking. Each generation has preserved the knowledge that was passed down and has made it […]

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July 27th 2018 – Gai’a Wines, Monograph Assyrtiko (2016)

Gai’a Wines, Monograph Assyrtiko (2016) Grape: Assyrtiko Geography: Peloponnese, Greece Appellation: Peloponnese One of the pioneers of the modern Greek wine revolution, Gai’a Estate (pronounced Yay-ya) was established in 1994 by Leon Karatsalos and winemaker Yiannis Paraskevopoulos. Their mission was to capture the best that Greece’s indigenous grapes have to offer by merging traditional viticultural […]

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July 27th 2018 – Anima Negra, Mallorca Quíbia (2017)

Anima Negra, Mallorca Quíbia (2017) Grapes: Callet and Premsal Geography: Balearic Islands, Spain Appellation: Mallorca It is in the Southeast of the Isle of Mallorca, in the heart of the Mediterranean that this Ánima Negra is elaborated. The winery where it is produced is located in a building dating of the 13th century, which was […]