Three Glorious Days

La Paulée is a traditional Burgundian celebration held at the end of the grape harvest. This was once a widespread practice throughout France but now most often refers to the festivities held in the village of Meursault. La Paulée de Meursault is part of Les Trois Glorieuses, “the three glorious days,” that take place around Beaune…

These Roots Run Deep

Rightly famous for their single vineyard Clos des Goisses, Philipponnats have lived in and around Mareuil-sur-Äy for 500 years. Having focused for many years on the Clos, the family have since expanded their production to include more vintage as well as non vintage wines. The name of Cuvée 1522 is a tribute to the year when the…

12 Years Later

There was a time in the not too distant past when we got our wine news from magazines. When you anxiously awaited the vintage reports to come out and for Mr. Parker or Mr. Suckling or Ms. Robinson to declare the vintage good bad or otherwise. Once in awhile these critical voices would lineup in chorus…

The White Horse

Located right over the border from Pomerol in St. Emilion sits one of the most storied Libourne estates, Chateau Cheval Blanc. Since its founding in 1832, Cheval Blanc has been consistently producing one of the finest wines in the world. With 39 hectares of vineyards the estate produces a wine that tends slightly towards their…

Happy Holidays! Shipping is on us!

As our gift to you, please enjoy FREE SHIPPING all month long on orders of six bottles or more. No promo code needed, just fill your cart with six bottles or more to enjoy free shipping! 1998 MOUTON ROTHSCHILD MAGNUM $975/bottle 96 points, Robert Parker Like many of its peers, the 1998 has filled out spectacularly. Now in…

Celebrate the Season!

This week will see the holiday season kick into high gear. Whether you’re shopping for turkeys, presents, or snow shovels, don’t forget to pick up some bubbly. We’ve selected some truly excellent Champagnes to help brighten the season (and manage the stress)! Happy holidays! NV JACQUES SELOSSE AMBONNAY LE BOUT DU CLOS EXTRA BRUT GRAND CRU 96…

Pick Pinot for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinner is the most celebrated meal of the year. That also means it can be the most stressful, too. While we can’t cook your turkey, we can pick your wine. It’s simple, pick Pinot. Why is Pinot Noir the best wine for for your Thanksgiving meal? It has moderate alcohol, low tannin, and medium-to-light body. These qualities make Pinot…

The Underdog

We’ve never understood why Chateau Lynch Bages doesn’t seem to wind up in the discussion with the other big boys of Pauillac. Often times, even in the great vintages, the scrappy Cinquièmes Cru out performs some of its more “high brow” neighbors. The history of the estate stretches back to the late 1700s, but the…