Club Wines: June 2016

July 7, 2016

Gastronomist – Luis Rodriguez of Ribeiro Luis Rodriguez started making wine in Ribeiro in 1988. He chooses to work with only native grape varieties and is slowly changing Ribeiro’s reputation for bulk wine production. His wines are humbly low-intervention and made for the table. 2014 ‘Os Pasas’ – Mostly Treixadura with Lado, Albarino and Torrontes. […]

Read the full post →

Club Wines: May 2016

May 25, 2016

Gastronomist: Sancerre You asked for Sancerre so WE GAVE YOU SANCERRE! Seriously though, Sancerre gets talked about A LOT. Because of their crisp fruitiness, the whites of Sancerre are a common gateway drug for a lot of wine-drinkers. We included both a white and a red example from biodynamic winemaker Vincent Gaudry. 2014 Sancerre Blanc […]

Read the full post →

Club Wines: April 2016

April 23, 2016

Gastronomist: Bordeaux vs. Napa Valley This month we’re featuring reds from two very traditional wine regions – Bordeaux and Napa Valley. Bring out your inner wine geek, open both bottles at once and do a little compare and contrast. 2010 Chateau Moulin Canon Fronsac Rouge– This easy-drinking red is made from grapes sourced from two vineyards in Canon-Fronsac […]

Read the full post →

Club Wines: March 2016

March 20, 2016

Gastronomist: Burgundy As much fun it is to try all the new winemakers and interesting styles popping up, it’s nice to get back to the classics. No frills – just beautiful, pure expressions of fruit and place and perfect companions to a simple dinner cooked at home. 2013 Domaine Cheveau Saint-Véran ‘Terroir Davayé’– Domaine Cheveau, founded […]

Read the full post →

Staff Pick: A Wine for Tacos and Friends

March 11, 2016

Who: Anthony What: 2014 Mai & Kenji Hodgson Vin Rouge ‘Galarneau’ Why: “Because the wine is surprising. Once the bottle is opened there is a surprisingly and intense funk. Once it airs out for about 5 minutes, it becomes one of the most beautiful expressions of Cabernet Franc at a reasonable price.” When: “With a […]

Read the full post →

Club Wines: February 2016

February 16, 2016

February: California Love It’s a California love fest for this month’s wine club selections with two of our favorite winemakers, Hank Beckmeyer of La Clarine Farm and Kenny Likitprikong of Hobo Wine Co. Naturalist: La Clarine Farm 2014 La Clarine Farm Elvis – Hank is always coming up with new cuvées, which always keeps us excited for […]

Read the full post →