Club Wines: May 2015

by whitney on May 16, 2015

Gastronomist: Classic French Rosé

Dry, food-friendly, and perfectly suitable for drinking in abundance.

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2014 Reuilly Pinot Gris Rosé – This is a sleeper hit and one that everyone should be drinking this summer. A 100% Pinot Gris Loire beauty that is all kinds of peach-y goodness.

2014 J. Mourat RoséIt is often said that the Mourat family single handedly pulled the Fiefs Vendeens appellation (Loire) out of the relative obscurity into which it had fallen. This unmissable rosé – a blend of Cab Franc, Negrette, and Pinot Noir- is all alpine strawberries, crisp and cool.

2014 Domaine Sainte Lucie MIP Rosé – This is the rosé that sells out every year. It’s name – MIP (Made in Provence) – boldly states its origin as well as its style.  A blend of Syrah, Grenache and white grape Rolle (Vermentino) ensures that beautiful pale pink signature color Provence is known for.

Naturalist: Beaujolais Two Ways

Gamay in its prime. One for drinking and one for thinking (and drinking).

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2013 Marcel Lapierre Raisins Gaulois – A wine suitable for almost any occasion in any season. This humble but delicious offering from the masterful Marcel Lapierre domaine is a perennial favorite. Easy but not lacking in interest. Throw it in the fridge for a bit and you will be handsomely rewarded.

2013 Jean Foillard Morgon “Cote du Py” – One of Jill’s a-ha moment wines over a decade ago, this is a special addition to the club wine selections. Meaning – you’re lucky! We usually hoard this stuff. Cote du Py is a hillside vineyard and the pride of Morgon. It produces wines of elegance and complexity.  Worth aging, but highly enjoyable now.

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Staff Pick: A Special Sicilian

by whitney on May 15, 2015

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Who: Jill

What: 2010 Occhipinti Grotte Alte Cerasuolo di Vittoria, $64.99

Why: “I visited the winery a year ago and tasted this wine out of barrel, so it’s a special bottle for me to now be able to open. Also, my resolution for the new year was to drink a little bit less, but to drink better wine. A substantial blend of Frappato and Nero d’Avola, the Grotte Alte has depth and body while still remaining food-friendly.”

When: “This is a reserve bottling, maybe not something for a Wednesday night dinner, but something to sit down and spend time with.”

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PS- Arianna Occhipinti’s olive oil is as amazing as her wines. We have the 2014 now in stock!

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Jenny Lewis & The Voyager 2 Wine

April 21, 2015

I’m excited that the second release of the Voyager, our collaboration with Jenny Lewis, is finally hitting the shelves tomorrow, April 22nd (in-store-only until Friday, when it will be available online for purchase). This has been a truly fun project for us – both the first version which we worked on with Chris Brockway of Broc Cellars, and […]

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Wine Club: April 2015

April 17, 2015

Gastronomist – Cep A winery’s second label is kind of like a band side project. Think Thom Yorke from Radiohead when he recorded those electronic albums as Atoms for Peace. Or when Ben Gibbard from Death Cab for Cutie rounded up some friends and recorded one of the greatest albums of all time as The […]

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Wine Dinner Series: Paris Wine Co. @ Night + Market Song

April 15, 2015

We thought it would be fun to change up our tasting program a little, to include some events that give you all a sense of how we enjoy wine outside of the shop — no spit buckets, no speed tastings, no pen and paper or dissection of what’s in the glass; rather, wine, food, and […]

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Staff Pick: Tendu White

April 13, 2015

  Who: Dylan What: 2014 Tendu White Why: “This is the wine version of Easter candy. When this bottle hits the shop I know that summer is just around the corner.” Where: “Throw it in the cooler for beach trips. Pour generously.”

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