This Pinot is perfectly balanced and totally delicious. With regards to Burgundian Pinot Noir, this wine is rather Volnay-like, and finishes with stony minerality and soft, smooth tannins.Sustainable farming practices and only 92 cases produced.
Because of its high acid, low tannins, and all-around fruit forwardness, Pinot Noir is one of the most food-friendly red wines on the planet.
The calm and linear mouthfeel of this ine allows all of the its complex characteristics to reveal themselves. Drink from 2019-2028 (and be sure to enjoy with red meats or hard cheeses). Produced from organically-farmed fruit.
For Barolo, 2013 is a vintage of character. The cool, wet spring fully replenished the water tables from the drought like conditions at the end of 2012. The cool growing season was good for the Nebbiolo grape and it created wines of beautiful perfumed aromatics.
This 80% Chardonnay / 20% Pinot Noir from Rilly la Montagne 1er Cru – Blanches Voies is almost overwhelmingly generous yet finesse-ful, salty, and spicy (think five-spice mix, specifically). This will grow incredibly complex with time in the cellar and in the glass. Pair with oysters, scallop tartare or foie gras and a fancy night!
According to writer and critic Peter Liem, “Vilmart & Cie. is not only one of the greatest grower-estates in Champagne, but one of the finest champagne producers of any type in the region.” We couldn’t agree more!
By Vanessa Price & Adam Laukuf
Essential wine pairings for everything from popcorn to veggie burgers to General Tso’s Chicken, based on the wildly popular Grub Street column.
Sancerre and Cheetos go together like milk and cookies. The science behind this unholy alliance is as elemental as acid, fat, salt, and minerals. Wine pro Vanessa Price explains how to create your own pairings while proving you don’t necessarily need fancy foods to unlock the joys of wine. Building upon the outsize success of her weekly column in Grub Street, Price offers delightfully bold wine and food pairings alongside hilarious tales from her own unlikely journey as a Kentucky girl making it in the Big Apple and in the wine business. Using language everyone can understand, she reveals why each dynamic duo is a match made in heaven, serving up memorable takeaways that will help you navigate any wine list or local bottle shop. Charmingly illustrated and bubbling with personality, Big Macs & Burgundy will open your mind to the entirely fun and entirely accessible wine pairings out there waiting to be discovered—and make you do a few spit-takes along the way.
This world-class red wine from Emidio Pepe is the benchmark bottle for Montepulciano produced wordlwide. Expect a rich (yet not overripe by any means), multidimensional wine that seriously overdelivers. Major wine publications have anticipated that this wine will reach its peak drinking window from 2013-2028 – meaning now’s the time to jump!
Organic and biodynamic farming practices, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation, no fining/filtering and no added sulfites.
Extremely limited availability! Emidio Pepe has a cult following for his non-conventional winemaking techniques that have made the estate and their wines legendary. Better yet – we’ve aged the wine for you. Experts say this wine will peak from 2018-2030, aka now!
Organic farming practices, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation, no fining/filtering, and no added sulfites.
Extremely limited availability! Emidio Pepe has a cult following for his non-conventional winemaking techniques that have made the estate and wines legendary. Major wine publications have anticipated that this wine will reach its peak drinking window from 2013-2031 – meaning now’s the time to jump!
Organic farming practices, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation, no additives and no added sulfites.
This Sangiovese is powerful and herbal. The wine’s notes of balsamic and oregano promise to have you craving pizza in no time!
Biodynamic/organic farming practices, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation, unfined/unfiltered and vegan-friendly!
This tasty Syrah’s palate is rich, ripe, and finishes dry with very smooth tannins and nice acidity. Biodynamic farming practices, no fining or filtering, only 125 cases produced.
The rolling hills of Slide Hill are situated 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean, where cool temperatures ensure a long growing season.
This wine in the Breton book is a pure old-vine Grolleau from soils of clay and silex. Expect hints of pepper, tomato leaf, earth, and an explosion of juicy red fruit like raspberry and cherry, plus other little berries that burst under the tooth with brightly flavored nectar. Service with slight chill.
Organic & Biodynamic farming practices.
Enjoy with Baked Brie with Dried Cranberries!
40% Pinot Meunier, 35% Chardonnay & 25% Pinot Noir from the Vallée de la Marne.
A perfect, traditional Champagne with flavors of apricot, yellow peach, green apple and vanilla. It’s medium bodied with racy acidity, chalky minerality and refined mousse creating a long and lasting finish.
Sustainable farming practices.
Pair with oysters or a fried chicken sandwich!
This bottle of Cru Beaujolais is light bodied, vibrant, and extremely fresh! The wine was produced using organic/biodynamic farming practices, hand-harvested fruit, and native yeasts. The wine was bottled unfined/unfiltered, and no sulfites were added. Only 625 cases produced.
Beaujolais has 10 crus and Morgon is one of them. Wines from this particular cru are generally darker and fuller bodied than those from other crus.
You’ve gone from shrubland to woodland to highland. When you stop to sip on a Chief Peak, the piney hops are ﬁrst to arrive. The tropical tones of passion fruit, orange, and gooseberry aren’t far behind. Look out on the valley and trace the contours of the mountain. Breathe in the thinning air, wipe the sweat from your brow, and take another well-earned sip.
TASTE BUDS: TROPICAL, DANK, CITRUS
THE FIND OF ALL TIME!
100% Petite Arvine from the Alder Springs Vineyard in Northern California. Petite Arvine is a rare grape for California, it originally hails from the Valais region in the Swiss Alps.
Brilliant pale white gold in color with fresh, bright aromas of chamomile and jasmine to dried apricots and apple chips. Silky texture with pronounced acidity balances out with white flower and orchard fruit flavors.
Organic/biodynamic farming practices, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation & only 200 cases produced.
This will be at our Thanksgiving tables! It’s great with fish, but it also stands up nicely to white meat and hearty sides like stuffing and Garlic Mashed Potatoes.
This distinctly Mediterranean-style vermouth was developed by Raffaele Bellomi for his cocktail bar in Verona called, Bar Archivo. He was inspired by aromas he grew up with like the thyme and licorice plants his grandmother grew on her balcony. It’s more herbal than traditional vermouths which make it incredibly versatile.
The Americano Recipe (Argaux Fav)
Equal parts Volume Primo vermouth and your favorite bitter over ice. Mix well, top with soda and garnish with a lemon/orange slice and zest.
This is a founder favorite. We only get a small allocation of it every year and usually half of it goes home with the team. 100% whole cluster with hints of blood orange, mint, crushed flowers, spice, dried rose petal and anise on the finish. Serve slightly chilled!
Trousseau is one of those extremely rare and versatile varietals that pairs well with a wide variety of foods and almost every occasion. It will not disappoint!
Practicing Organic Viticulture
Schaefer is absolutely, without question, one of the greatest producers in Germany. This is a benchmark for the Mosel and the wines are coveted not just by collectors, but by other growers.
The nose is aromatic with hints of lime blossom, honeysuckle, green pear and a mineral, flinty smokiness. The palate is insanely pure and complex with some mid-palate tension and a long finish of honey and key lime pie.
This is perfect with Asian food or anything with a little spice. This is also a go-to for Thanksgiving Dinner.
This wine is all about bright flavors, approachability, and thirst-quenching freshness. The flavor lingers, but the wine goes down fast. It is Marlborough, New Zealand to a Sauvy B TEE!
Certified sustainable farming practices through Sustainable Winegrowing NZ, which certifies all parts of the production chain including vineyards, wineries, bottling facilities, and brands.
This is Rougeot’s most structured, powerhouse wine that will age gracefully for decades. This wine spent 18 months in barrel (35% new). Produced using organic/biodynamic farming practices, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation, no added sulfur, and bottled unfined / unfiltered.
Volnay ‘Les Santenots’ is technically located in the village of Meursault, though vignerons discovered long ago that there is a larger demand for Volnay than Meursault Rouge and wisely arranged to label reds from their northernmost vineyards as Volnay.
This textured Pinot shows classic structure and bright fruit flavors from the whole cluster fermentation. This wine ages in oak barrels for 8-10 months on the fine lees. Produced using organic/biodynamic farming practices, hand-harvested fruit, native yeast fermentation, and bottled unfined / unfiltered.
Sourced from one of the emblematic vineyards of Meursault ‘Les Charmes,’ this is a rich, powerful, and aromatic wine. The vineyard is very well tendered and delivers beautiful grapes, caviar like in size, even in challenging weather conditions. After eighteen months of maturation without battonage, the wine is bottled.
Fruit in the ‘Les Charmes’ climat grows on limestone and marl soil with ideal exposure to the morning sun.
This wine has fresh aromas, smokey undertones, and a saline-tinged finish. On the palate it is bone dry and light bodied with thirst-quenching acidity – very refreshing, to say the least! Produced using organic/biodynamic farming practices, hand-harvested fruit, native yeast fermentation, and bottled unfined / unfiltered.
The entire production of Rougeot’s Aligoté from ‘Les Plumes’ is bottled sans soufre (without sulfur).
This wine is produced from 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah cultivated on the slopes of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains just above the village of Gigondas in the Southern Rhône Valley. Organic farming practices, hand-harvested, and only 208 cases produced. This is one of Margaux’s (co-founder) favorite producers.
Grenache and Syrah (along with Mourvèdre) are generally the main grape varieties found in southern Rhône Valley red blends.