Uncouth Vermouth

by whitney on April 1, 2015

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Vermouth is an aromatized and fortified wine that is infused with various botanicals like bark, herbs, spices and the like. It’s birthplace was in Piedmont, Italy and was originally intended for medical purposes, but is now more commonly enjoyed as an aperitif (over ice with perhaps a bit of soda) or as a lovely and complex addition to cocktails. It can be dry or sweeter and any of the colors of the wine rainbow. Basically it’s awesome and it’s a thing we are trying to get more people excited about.

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Photo by Kirsten Luce for The New York Times

Uncouth Vermouth is just one of the vermouths we have in stock. It’s “handmade with love” in Brooklyn by the uber talented Bianca Miraglia. She only works with seasonal ingredients that are either foraged or from a local farm that works without chemicals. We currently carry her Pear Ginger and Serrano Chile Lavender. To read more about Bianca and American Vermouths, check out Alice Feiring’s excellent piece in the NY Times.

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PS- See the other vermouths we have.

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Staff Pick: A Perennial Pink Favorite

by whitney on March 20, 2015

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 Who: Whitney

What: 2014 Arnot-Roberts Rosé

Why: “It seems that here in LA we’ve zoomed straight through Spring into Summer. Lucky for us, all of the 2014 rosés have  started to arrive! This 100% Touriga Nacional pink thang from our California favs Arnot-Roberts never disappoints. This year, it is a beautiful pale coppery blush and as refreshing as ever.”

When: “Do I even need to answer this question? Drink this whenever, wherever and as frequently as possible.”

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Wine Club: March 2015

March 13, 2015

Gastronomist: Ribera del Duero A tale of two Tempranillos, both from Ribera del Duero – a region in Northern Spain’s Castilo y Leon. It’s definitely known for its red wines and we have two great bottles that are representative of the region (and delicious). 2013 Quinta Milu –  The work of winemaker German Blanco from […]

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Our Gift Registry

February 22, 2015

We have a really cool feature on our site that a lot of people aren’t aware of. It’s time to remedy that situation! If you create an account and log in to the shop site, you can create a wine registry. Perfect for weddings, birthdays or just a dinner party at your house. You’re able to […]

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Staff Pick: A Beach Red for February in California

February 11, 2015

Who: Anthony What: 2013 La Lunotte Gamay ‘Les P’tites Vignes’ Why: “A light, gluggable juicy red with low alcohol. Perfect for marathon wine drinking. It’s #partywine.” When: “At the beach, chilled, with potato chips (and maybe some weed).”

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Staff Pick: A Refreshing Riesling with Age

January 19, 2015

Who: Roni What: 2004 Hexamer Meddersheimer Rheingranfenberg Kabinett Riesling Why: “With over ten years of bottle age, this handcrafted riesling is immaculate. I was entirely blown away from the first sip – maybe it had been a while since I had tasted anything like it, but it really was such a refreshing surprise. It strikes […]

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