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Beaujolais: The Home of Natural Wines!

Beaujolais: The Home of Natural Wines!

20 years ago, “natural wine” was the freaky stuff drunk after-hours in Williamsburg and the East Village. Today, collectors around the world chase bottles of natural wine as passionately as DRC – and pay top dollar for some of them.

Where did natural wine come from, and how did it spread so far and so fast? 

In a word: Beaujolais

Joshua Cohen
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Leveling Up the Levels of Beaujolais-- Our New Blog Post!

Leveling Up the Levels of Beaujolais-- Our New Blog Post!

We’ve got an entire blog post full of fun details, which will dive further into the nitty-gritty of these three levels of Beaujolais. 

So, hop in here, grab a few bottles, kick back with a glass of wine and read on

Maggie Scudder
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Our New Beaujolais Blog Series is HERE!

Our New Beaujolais Blog Series is HERE!

Beaujolais is the perfect wine for us -- or the perfect wineS, since really, Beaujolais means a so many different things--from the festive Beaujolais Nouveau and Beaujolais wines we like to crush with friends, to the beautifully expressive Beaujolais Villages, right on up to the exceptional, terroir-specific Crus. 
Maggie Scudder
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Austrian Wine Guide: Part 2, The Wachau!

Austrian Wine Guide: Part 2, The Wachau!

The Wachau Valley is the epicenter of Austria’s greatest wines. In fact, to many wine consumers, the wines of the Wachau are the wines of Austria.
Maggie Scudder
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Our Guide to Monforte d'Alba Barolo is here!

Our Guide to Monforte d'Alba Barolo is here!

Monforte shines through its sheer diversity. So, while Monforte is often lumped in with Serralunga at the “powerful, structured” end of the spectrum, this is a mistake
Jeff Patten
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Read Now: Flatiron's Guide to Austrian Wine

Read Now: Flatiron's Guide to Austrian Wine

It’s an exciting time to discover the wines of Austria. The dynamic styles produced by the technically proficient graduates of the Klosterneuburg juxtapose the experimental natural winemakers breaking the mold in every region.
Maggie Scudder
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The NY Times' Summer Sparkling Wines: Crémants, Pét-Nats and More

The NY Times' Summer Sparkling Wines: Crémants, Pét-Nats and More

We spotted a recent column in the New York Times from the esteemed Eric Asimov — a column encouraging readers to celebrate even the mundane with 12 bottles of fizzy wine, and not a Champagne among them. All of our favorites, from every corner of the winemaking world and from myriad varieties, were represented. 
Ousi Li
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Barolo Breakdown Part 4: Castigione di Falletto

Barolo Breakdown Part 4: Castigione di Falletto

Here, you have wines that have intense structure and aromas – of course, as this is Barolo! – but also poise.  Maybe it doesn’t quite strike you as strongly on that first sip, as do wines from some other villages. But elegance is like that. Get to the end of the first glass and you will be thoroughly persuaded to pour yourself a second.
Jeff Patten
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Read Part 3 of the Barolo Breakdown!

Read Part 3 of the Barolo Breakdown!

These vineyards only make up about 10% of the DOC Barolo, but they make a far larger percentage of the best known wine, and 100% of the village is entitled to produce Nebbiolo called Barolo. The swathe of Crus that contain the name “Cannubi” produce some of the world’s greatest Nebbiolo. This is a bit like all those Crus in Vosne that contain the word “Romanee”.  But at like one fifth of the price.
Jeff Patten
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Barolo Breakdown: La Morra

Barolo Breakdown: La Morra

La Morra is a very important village! And not just because it’s charming to visit and has a number of top producers and vineyard sites. 
Jeff Patten
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Our Barolo Breakdown is Here!

Our Barolo Breakdown is Here!

In the next few weeks, our blog will take you through Barolo. Today, we have an overview of the DOC. In coming weeks, we’ll travel village by village, to break down Barolo. 
Jeff Patten
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Our Guide to Madeira is Out Now!

Our Guide to Madeira is Out Now!

Madeira is a wine of history, made by mistake and crafted by circumstance. With the ability to last for hundreds of years, sometimes it is, quite literally, bottled history.
Maggie Scudder
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