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“Ridiculously easy to drink.” We can’t take credit for the use of this phrase to describe this bottle, but we can agree that Josh Raynolds nailed it when he described the Lechuza Garanacha 2019. Consuelo and Jesus Gonzalez and their family have farmed vineyards between Madrid and Toledo for generations. Mentrida is home to old vine Garnacha. The Lechuza is made from vines grown in high altitude, granitic soil vineyards with extreme diurnal shifts

Sometimes you just gotta keep it simple. One might even say tidy. In this case we say TYDY. The Thierry Delaunay Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is a perfect “here comes the warm weather” Spring white wine. Located in the heart of the Loire Valley, the Delaunay family have worked their vineyard land since the mid-twentieth century to produce natural, fresh, and classic Sauvignon Blancs. Pale yellow in color with green tints, this is an expressive

You can walk into ANY liquor store and be befuddled at the literal sea of product you are confronted with. In 2001 in the weeks leading up to my family purchasing a liquor store in Monroe, CT my father took us on a road trip to "look" at other retail establishments and get a sense of the journey we were about to embark on. One such place was Central Liquors in Flemington, NJ. Although

130 years ago, Miguel Escorihuela Gascón set out to become one of Argentina’s finest winemakers. We’d say he made it. In the years since his endeavor, the Gascón family name has grown to be synonymous with prestige and respect. Fast forwarding one and a quarter century later, we were presented with Escorihuela 1884 Malbec 2019. It hails from Mendoza, Argentina’s most well-known, but also a large grape growing region with varying degrees of quality

Three generations of the Zemmer family have farmed the vineyards near the village of Cortina in the lowlands of Alto-Adige. Peter Zemmer started the winery back in the late 1920s and today the winery and vineyards are managed by the founder’s nephew. This area is perfect for grape-growing.  An essential “set it and forget it” location where abundant sunshine, mountain streams and aerated soils lend itself to conditions that require little human influence. The

12:30 -4:30 Spring Offerings  Saturday, May 21st - How low can we go?  Let's explore wines from the southernmost reaches of the planet. You have no idea how low we'll stoop for a tasty bottle.  Saturday, June 18th - It doesn’t have to be expensive to be good – Grillin’ and Chillin’ edition Saturday, July 16th - Beach Bottles – Perfect wines to sip while watching the surf or pool, lake, water sprinkler, garden hose, etc…

When it comes to wine, there’s an important concept that we try to adhere to when we’re deciding what wines to stock in our shop.  Terroir (pronounced “tare-WAHr”) used to be a pretty novel concept reserved for wines of elevated status and most likely from traditional, old world wine growing regions.  I mean, how difficult can it be to grow a grape vine?  They’re pretty vigorous, meaning they will pretty much flourish anywhere.  Well,

If you have been following our previous versions of ‘Uncorked’ you know I am an Italian wine lover who borders on being obsessive. However, a varietal I hold in high esteem is Merlot.  Merlot was my father’s favorite red and without his interest and passion for the grape, I may never have gotten involved with wine professionally.  These days Merlot suffers from a condition known as ‘The Sideways Effect.’  The 2004 film Sideways has

We all try to make a New Year’s resolution to varying degrees of success.  If you’re trying to (like me) to lose some extra pounds, here are the things to look for in a bottle that is “healthier”.  Two of these things are easy to identify, the third is a little more in depth. Sugar (I know, I know) – how “sweet” is the wine you are drinking? Riesling and Moscato generally are the

It is a conversation I have quite a bit when discussing wine.  Is sulfur dioxide (SO2) the reason I get headaches when drinking a glass or three of wine?  The answer?  Maybe (Isn’t that always the case?).   It is true that some people have a sensitivity to SO2 and can have negative reactions to ingesting it including headaches, coughing and irritation of the eyes.  However, most wines do not pass the smell test (no