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Spotlight: Chateau Yvonne

Spotlight: Chateau Yvonne

Chateau Yvonne is not just an elite producer of Saumur-Champigny, it is one of the best in the entire Loire region. 
Lee Madueno
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Hirsch Vineyards: The Highlight of Sonoma Coast

Hirsch Vineyards: The Highlight of Sonoma Coast

WATCH our tasting with star-winemaker and fabulous person, Jasmine Hirsch!
Beau Rapier
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Spotlight: Labaille's L'authentique

Spotlight: Labaille's L'authentique

Jean-Paul makes a younger, fresher wine that is released earlier and meant for immediate consumption. Formerly it was just bottled as straight Sancerre, but for the past few vintages, it is labeled as the cuvée “l’Authentique”.
Beau Rapier
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FEATURED: !ROSSONOAH!

FEATURED: !ROSSONOAH!

ROSSONOAH is fermented in steel tanks and then aged for 1 year in old Slavonian oak, to preserve freshness and fruit but also add a bit more complexity.

The result is a bright, juicy wine that is full of mountain herbs and savory minerals and has just the right amount of structure to enjoy with almost any food.

Ousi Li
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The Spectacular Beauty of ARPEPE

The Spectacular Beauty of ARPEPE

The Ancient wine region of Valtellina doesn’t top travel lists. It doesn’t even top the list of Italian wine regions. But, given spectacular beauty and tremendous wine culture, we hope to see this change in the coming years.
Beau Rapier
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Featured: 80 +1 is a Magic Number

Featured: 80 +1 is a Magic Number

This is a wine story unlike any other. Fate and circumstance meeting up with dedication and tradition, just an hour outside of Italy’s most famous city. The nuns had been working for decades, unknown to the wine world. But Giampiero found them, created an authentic and dedicated relationship with the Sisters that has greatly impacted the wines. 
Maggie Scudder
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Featured: Imereti, Set, Go! Gaioz Sopromadze's Georgian Gems

Featured: Imereti, Set, Go! Gaioz Sopromadze's Georgian Gems

The region rightfully claims the title “Birthplace of Wine.” And, as wine drinkers in the US become pickier and more educated, they are seeking out a wine’s history. Finally, history and tradition has become another decisive factor on whether to drink a certain wine (like place, producers, and most importantly--taste). 
Zachary Moss
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Featured: Vouette and Sorbée's Bio-dynamism!

Featured: Vouette and Sorbée's Bio-dynamism!

Terrior is fun for wine geeks to talk about. But it really comes down to this: Betrand’s careful attention is what makes his wine so singular and expressive. The very same vibrancy and life that is in the soil, comes through in the Champagne you drink. Isn’t that why we all drink wine in the first place?
Ousi Li
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Meet the New Matriarchs of Barolo: Piera and Paola Rinaldi

Meet the New Matriarchs of Barolo: Piera and Paola Rinaldi

We try to share these special events with you as often as possible. And just last Friday we had a great one! Many of our friends and neighbors joined us to taste with Paola Rinaldi, the winemaker at Barolo’s Francesco Rinaldi e Figli. It was magical.
Joshua Cohen
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FEATURED: Oddero's Glowing '16 Langhe Nebbiolo

FEATURED: Oddero's Glowing '16 Langhe Nebbiolo

Welcome to a new weekly blog series! Here, we will take an even deeper dive into one of our favorite wine stories of the week. A shorter version of this story was featured in our newsletter just yesterday.

Today's featured wine: The 2016 Langhe Nebbiolo from Luigi Oddero.

To put it simply: this wine is nearly Barolo, in quality, if not in name. You’re bound to regret it if you don’t stock up now!

Zachary Moss
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Looking forward to the week ahead in San Francisco- December 9th, 2019

Here we are, two week out from Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, Festivus...you name it! That means it's time to stop putting off those last minute gifts and get shopping for same tasty tipples for everyone. Don't forget to treat yourself too!
Zachary Moss
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