2018 BURGUNDY OFFERING & RARE OLDER VINTAGES OF DARVIOT PERRIN

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BURGUNDY OFFERING – A FOCUS ON THE 2018 VINTAGE AND A RARE OFFERING OF OLDER PREMIER CRU WHITES. Domaine Morey Coffinet It doesn’t get more Chassagne-Montrachet than this. Domaine Morey-Coffinet produces 14 different wines. Only one of them comes from vines outside the village. Domaine Morey-Coffinet goes back to 1978, when it was created from […]

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“CHABLIS SHOULD BE MEAN”

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“In talented hands Chablis can satisfy both the senses and the intellect. As I have written before, a friend once opined that Chablis should not kowtow in front of the wine-lover, do whatever it takes to please. “Chablis should be mean,” he averred, implying that the finest Chablis wines are uncompromising, challenging and cerebral. I […]

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GLUP CHENIN BLANC

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Longavi Glup Chenin Blanc 2019, Chile Now…for something a little different Longavi wines is a collaboration between two eminent and multi-award winning winemaking friends from different continents, Chilean producer Julio Bouchon and South African winemaker David Nieuwoudt of Cederberg. The pair first teamed up in 2012 and continue pushing the boundaries, sticking it to the old guard […]

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“TEXTBOOK POST MODERN STUFF”


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Angove Family Crest Shiraz 2017, Mclaren Vale. Released at Vintages January 25 – LCBO #12842 It’s difficult not to look this gift horse in the mouth. It is generously endowed with regional black cherry, plum, dark chocolate and licorice. It’s only medium-bodied, but has very good mouthfeel. Drink by: 2029. Special Value. Score – 94. […]

January 24, 2020

“CHABLIS SHOULD BE MEAN”


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“In talented hands Chablis can satisfy both the senses and the intellect. As I have written before, a friend once opined that Chablis should not kowtow in front of the wine-lover, do whatever it takes to please. “Chablis should be mean,” he averred, implying that the finest Chablis wines are uncompromising, challenging and cerebral. I […]

January 24, 2020

GLUP CHENIN BLANC


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Longavi Glup Chenin Blanc 2019, Chile Now…for something a little different Longavi wines is a collaboration between two eminent and multi-award winning winemaking friends from different continents, Chilean producer Julio Bouchon and South African winemaker David Nieuwoudt of Cederberg. The pair first teamed up in 2012 and continue pushing the boundaries, sticking it to the old guard […]

January 17, 2020

A GOOD YEAR IN PROVENCE


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2012 Château Vignelaure, Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence. $44.95 per bottle – Six Packs Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) and Syrah (30%) coming from 45 year old vines, capable of cellaring, and more importantly, improving for another 10 years. 92 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate The 2012 Coteaux d’Aix en Provence is in a fine place; it may be drunk now with […]

December 16, 2019

“2016 IS A SERIOUSLY DELICIOUS VINTAGE IN BURGUNDY”


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Good news: 2016 is a seriously delicious vintage in Burgundy. Bad news: There is a serious shortage of wine. Jancis Robinson – Financial Times.   With the current prices for top Burgundy through the roof, the village of Givry has become a spot to examine for sumptuous, spirited and delicious Burgundy. It sports a number of premier Cru vineyards that […]

December 13, 2019

“WE MAKE CHAMPAGNE NOT HANDBAGS AND SHOES”


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With over 200 years of history in every bottle, it’s no wonder Charles de Cazanove’s Head Winemaker, Christophe Rapeneau, was named Sparkling Winemaker of the Year at the International Wine Challenge 2017. We think this wine is remarkable value and from one of the most important family owned champagne producers. As the flamboyantly Gallic Jean Remy Rapeneau (pictured) […]

December 13, 2019

GAMBLE FAMILY


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  2016 GAMBLE FAMILY VINEYARDS NAPA VALLEY $99.95 92 Points Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW, Robert Parker Wine Advocate “The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 3% Merlot. It has a very deep garnet-purple color and struts a flamboyant nose of crushed […]

December 7, 2019

WILLAMETTE DAMMIT


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We’ve managed to get our hands on a little more of our favourite Pinot Noir.  Described as the Prince of Pinot, Winemaker Steve Doerner has been making wine for 37 years, 14 years at Calera in California and 23 years at Cristom in Oregon. Luke Jefferson is his personal project and Symbion is his value oriented bottling. […]

December 6, 2019