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Wine of the Month

Life is full of choices. Some easy, some difficult and sometimes we make it hard on ourselves. We couldn’t decide between a couple of wines so they’re both the WOM. We have touted the efforts of Mary Taylor before and the two WOM are amazing in the glass and the pocketbook. The MT Frizzante, named “Sofia Brescia”, to honor all the women in the wine world who work behind the scenes and have received very

I must be honest; I had no idea this wine production area existed before two weeks ago. The area surrounding Marmande is known more for growing vegetables, especially tomatoes than grapevines. Elian Da Ros is a trailblazer and his Côtes du Marmandais makes a compelling argument for more attention to this region. As a child he watched as his father and grandfather grew grapes and sold them to the local cooperative winery and knew

If you were to hop in a time machine and travel twenty years in the past to your favorite wine shop (we understand, we were not open yet) to buy a French Chardonnay that did not come from Burgundy, you might have been overwhelmed by the selection of Pays d’Oc varietal labeled wines. Today there are some brands still in existence, but their market presence is limited and the broad appeal that once lived

It’s summer. It’s hot. If you’ve never had Grüner Veltliner before, here are five reasons to give it a whirl. It’s delicious – if you enjoy crisp whites with citrus flavors and no oak, say no more. It’s refreshing – incredibly easy to sip and the acidity allows it to pair with just about anything. It’s new (to you) – give your palate a change of pace, the flavors are amazing. It’s easy – no presumptions here, just

And the truth will set you free! We love wine. Nothing new there, but it has been our mission statement to find the producers who actually “put their hands in the dirt.” On occasion we must tip our cap and acknowledge an earnest effort. The Arrumaco Garnacha Rosé 2021 does not have a romantic story, or even a family behind it and certainly no dirty hands. Dan Kravitz is the founder and leader of

FORGET EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT VINHO VERDE. The always pleasant, refreshing, somewhat fizzy, simple white wine can be more, oh so much more. We’ve found a bottle to shout from the proverbial rooftops about, and as our luck would have it, just in time for summer. Quinta das Arcas 'Arca Nova' Vinho Verde 2020 is the perfect patio pounder white for your summer lounge chair. Esteves Monteiro began his family’s winery in the early

“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

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