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Chotard Sancerre 2016

Synopsis, Our Opinion: Simply OUTSTANDING Sauvignon Blanc at this price point.

Producer/Winery: Simon Chotard; Domaine Daniel Chotard; Reigny, France.

Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Sancerre; Loire Valley, France.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $22.50 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]

Folk Machine White Light 2017

Synopsis, Our Opinion: Delicious, fresh and with just enough mineral taste to make it distinctive.

Producer/Winery: Kenny Likitprakong; The Hobo Wine Company; The Folk Machine; Santa Rosa, California.

Grape Variety: Blend – 30% Tocai Friulano from Mendocino, 40% Riesling from Arroyo Seco, and 11% Verdelho from Suisun Valley, 11% Sauvignon Blanc from Potter Valley and 8% Muscat from Suisun Valley.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: California.

Vintage: 2017

Price: $14.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]

Meyer-Fonne Edelzwicker 2016

Synopsis, Our Opinion: Crisp, refreshing and VERY food friendly, but the almost total lack of aromas was very disappointing.

Producer/Winery: Félix Meyer; Meyer-Fonné; Katzenthal, France.

Grape Variety: Blend – 60% Pinot Blanc, 15% Muscat, 15% Chasselas and 10% Riesling.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Alsace, France.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $16.20 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]

Cornelissen Contadino Etna Rosso 2016

Synopsis, Our Opinion: An AUDACIOUS and DELICIOUS red Sicilian wine.

Producer/Winery: Frank Cornelissen; Castiglione, Italy.

Grape Variety: Nerello Mascalese.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Sicily, Italy

Vintage: 2016

Price: Gift (Average Price $29.00) [click to continue…]

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A rich and fruity Oregon Pinot Noir.

Producer/Winery: Colene Clemens Vineyards; Newberg, Oregon.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Chehalem Mountains; Willamette Valley, Oregon.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $23.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]

Bisson Ciliegiolo Portofino Rosé 2017

Synopsis, Our Opinion: Wonderful summer Rosé!!!

Producer/Winery: Pierluigi Lugano; Bisson; Chiavari, Italy.

Grape Variety: Ciliegiolo.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Golfo del Tigullio-Portofino; Liguria, Italy.

Vintage: 2017

Price: $19.80 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]

Book Review: Eat Your Drink

The phrase “farm-to-table” is familiar to everyone who enjoys fine dining but how about “farm-to-glass”? In his book, Eat Your Drink, author and mixologist, Matthew Biancaniello, shares his experience in creating cocktails that brings new meaning to the term. Believing that his mission is to be constantly finding unusual fruits and herbs that he can use in the creation of new cocktails he explores the markets of Los Angles and creates new drinks that push the boundaries while also embodying the idea of “farm-to-glass” . [click to continue…]

Huber Gruner Veltliner 2017

Synopsis, Our Opinion: One of the best value wines we have had in a long time.

Producer/Winery: Markus Huber; Bottled by Weingut Liegenfeld; Donnerskirchen, Austria.

Grape Variety: Gruner Veltliner.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Traisental, Austria.

Vintage: 2017

Price: $13.50 1L bottle (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]

Synopsis, Our Opinion: One of our favorite Barberas that’s a great value.

Producer/Winery: Giovanni Rava, his wife Elena, daughter Margherita; La Casaccia; Cella Monte, Italy.

Grape Variety: Barbera.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Barbera Del Monferrato; Piedmont, Italy.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $16.20 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]

Quinta do Infantado Tawny Port Non-Vintage

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A very delicious Tawny Port that’s a FANTASTIC value.

Producer/Winery: João and Catherine Roseira; Quinta do Infantado; Covas do Douro, Portugal.

Grape Variety: Port blend – Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo), Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Barroca.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Douro, Portugal.

Vintage: Non Vintage.

Price: $18.00 (Purchased at a Caviste Wine Shop wine dinner) [click to continue…]