LUCIANO SANDRONE DINNER

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Luciano Sandrone – Winemaker Dinner The Sandrone Winery lies in the cradle of Barolo and is without question one of Italy’s most revered estates. Luciano is a most meticulous producer and the custodian of some extraordinary vineyards that he runs with passion and precision. Join Barbara Sandrone for a dinner that will explore the range of […]

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“THE PETRUS OF THE COTES DE FRANCS”

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This excellent little property in the obscure Côtes de Francs is producing delicious wines. Owned by the president of Bordeaux negociant, Dourthe, Jean-Marie Chadronnier, Chateau Marsau has been heralded by Robert Parker as “The Petrus of the Côtes de Francs”. Lying at the top of a hill, north-east of the village of Francs, the vineyards […]

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2015 BAROLO VINTAGE – BEST SINCE 2010

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2015 Barolo Vintage – Best since the great 2010…….. 2015 Bovio Barolo Gattera (10 x 6pks available at – $69.95) 96 Points – James Suckling Very typical 2015 with purity of ripe fruit, from strawberries to cherries. Flowers, too. Full-bodied, very tight and dense with chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Intense finish. Top notch. […]

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“TRADITIONALISTS & NATURALISTS”


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Bernard Baudry  is a master of terroir-driven wine-making in the Loire Valley. Cabernet Franc dominates here, the Baudry vineyards span a range of soil types—sand, gravel, clay, limestone & chalk—yielding fascinatingly diverse expressions of the same grape. Cabernet franc reacts differently to the various soils within the Chinon appellation, giving wines that range from silky […]

July 16, 2019

“CONSISTENTLY BRILLIANT OVER THE ARC OF TIME”


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Widely considered to be one of the most intense and complex Barbera’s out of Piedmont, Luciano Sandrone fashions a Barbera D’Alba that will knock your socks off,  always polished, inky and plumb with structure and definition to hold for many years in the cellar. The Barbera’s and Dolcetto’s of the greatest producers of Piedmont are […]

July 9, 2019

MAKING WINE HERE IS HARD WORK


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The Wines of Saint Joseph in the Northern Rhone Valley have come a long way since the 1980’s when a kilogram of apricots was worth more than a kilogram of grapes. Wine like this is an echo of its terroir — in the case of Saint-Joseph, a thin, low-yielding soil that barely covers the tough, […]

June 19, 2019

“MOTHER NATURE SEEMS UPSET”


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Has Muscadet’s time finally come? The wines of this Western Loire Valley appellation are enjoying a renaissance, the introduction of a new generation of talented and ambitious Winemakers has moved quality in the right direction. Muscadet is produced from the confusingly named Melon de Bourgogne grape, it’s a varietal that mirrors terroir with the best of […]

June 19, 2019

“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 […]

April 30, 2019

AN HOMAGE TO THOMAS JEFFERSON – THE PRINCE OF PINOT


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2016 Luke Jefferson ‘Head and Heart’ Pinot Noir, 95 cases made. $99.95 per bottle. This is a ‘swan song’ project created in 2012, by Steve Doerner and Irene Steh, named after their son, Luke Jefferson. The label artwork, a commissioned painting by Zach Hixson, is an imagining of the natural beauty Lewis and Clark would […]

April 16, 2019

BAROLO BRILLIANCE – DECADE OLD BAROLO FROM SANDRONE


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“The 2008 Barolo Le Vigne Sibi et Paucis is released ten years after the harvest. The Sibi et Paucis program of late releases sees only 1,500 bottles each of Cannubi Boschis and Le Vigne released to the market each year. Each year, the winery chooses to put aside a small part of their production of […]

April 16, 2019

BORDEAUX NEGOCIANT CVBG JOINS FORCES WITH THE CASE FOR WINE


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The Case For Wine is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with the historic and iconic Bordeaux Négociant house of CVBG. “We’re pleased to partner with the internationally – renowned Négociants and we’re confident that the relationship will enable us to offer profound wines of unquestionable provenance to all “LCBO channels” […]

February 15, 2019