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Restaurant Relief Offer #7: 91 pt. Rioja from One of the Greatest Vintages in Modern Memory

Our tally keeps climbing and we’re closing in on our goal of $18,000 for our friends in the hospitality trade. And today our partners at leading Spanish and Portuguese wine importer Ole/Obrigado are getting in on the action!

Ole has been at the leading edge of Spanish and Portuguese wine for well over 20 years...

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Posted in Daily Flash By Ian Halbert
Restaurant Relief Offer #6: 94 pt. Stunner from Screaming Eagle’s Andy Erickson

We’re not stopping in our efforts to give back to our friends in the hospitality world. We’re pushing $13,000 raised and show no sign of slowing down! Thanks to our customers for their support.

Today, we’re bringing out the big guns...

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Posted in Daily Flash By Ian Halbert
Restaurant Relief Offer #5: Tuscan Grand Cru “That May Very Well Turn Out to be Profound”

We’re keeping the drive going and surging well over $10,000, we’re honored to be part of the outpouring of support for our brothers and sisters in hospitality hurting right now. We also love that we can do this by bringing you some of the world’s greatest wine. And the 2016s from Tuscany are surely world-class...

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Posted in Daily Flash By Tim Sellon
Restaurant Relief Fund Offer #4: “Such a Pretty & Expressive Wine” & “A Bit More Seriousness Than is Typical at This Level”

We’re well over $10,000 raised to help our suffering brothers and sisters in hospitality - that’s at least ten $1,000 grants to 10 different restaurant workers here in Boston who have no income right now. You’re making a real difference in real people’s lives. We remain touched by everyone’s efforts, as well as our profound luck to be able to continue to serve the public...

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Posted in Daily Flash By Ian Halbert
Restaurant Relief Fund Offer #2: Crazy Value on Grower Champagne Mixed 6-pack

First things first - thank you to everyone who participated in our initial offer to help raise funds for our friends in the hospitality business. Together, we’ve raised close to $7,000 for the Restaurant Strong Fund as of Saturday morning. Orders keep pouring in and we’re so touched by everyone’s sense of solidarity and generosity...

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Posted in Daily Flash By Ian Halbert
Half Price CA Cab for a Cause: Help Our Friends...

It’s not very often I write a wine offer; I leave it to my unbelievable staff that gives our customers the best wine experience in the country. It’s also not often that we find ourselves in these difficult times, which have especially hurt our friends in the hospitality trade. However, now, more than ever, we must band together and help each other out. $5 of every bottle will go to the Restaurant Strong Fund, a charity supporting the hospitality industry...

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Posted in Daily Flash By David Gordon
Hiding in Plain Sight: 2015 Domaine du Collier
So, what makes this wine so special? Antoine Foucault is the son of the late Charly Foucault of the famed Foucault brothers behind Clos Rougeard. Antoine cut his teeth at the legendary Loire estate and you can tell– the wines are unbelievable. Vividly powerful with pure mineral and succulent fruit, Charpentrie astounds with its detail, precision and body. No one in America except for a handful are able to taste Rougeard (RIP). Yet hiding here in plain sight is one of the truly great wines of France. Complex and powerful without lacking nuance and detail, Domaine du Collier’s wines are utterly mesmerizing with their...Learn more
Posted in Daily Flash By Tim Sellon
A Love Letter to Italy: 2016 Monte Bernardi “Italia Ti Amo”
Be it the freshly cut flowers or sweet cherries and spices, its silky open knit texture or its excellent focus, Monte Bernardi’s one-liter bottle of “Italia Ti Amo” is an open love letter to Italian wine. And no, we don’t mean one particular appellation, but every appellation. The author of this love letter is a winemaker named Michael Schmelzer, an ex-pat from Michigan who has wrangled fruit from all over Italy (Sangiovese, Malvasia Nera, Canaiolo, Frappato, Nero d'Avola, Nerello Mascalese, and Montepulciano) and crafted a remarkable little table wine worth its weight in gold. First, all the fruit Mr. Schmelzer has...Learn more
Posted in Daily Flash By Tim Sellon
Don’t Blink: 2018 Cotat

Don’t Blink: 2018 Cotat

9/19/2019 3:23 PM

Every year pickers come from all over Europe volunteer for the Cotat harvest. If you were lucky enough to join either cousin, two things would jump out at you: The first is the profound dizzying steepness of their vineyards (all considered the best in Sancerre and Chavignol). The second is the crazy number of seat cushions and ropes scattered around the vineyards. It is a picking system only the Cotats could have drummed up. One is to slide down outrageously steep plots with a cushion tied to your rear while desperately holding onto a bucket in front of you. Colorful, a bit outrageous, but also rooted...Learn more
Posted in Daily Flash By Tim Sellon
Supreme Rioja: 96 pt. 2007 Lopez de Heredia Rioja Reserva Vina Tondonia
López de Heredia has remained a steadfast symbol of classical winemaking and traditional Riojan style since such a thing ever existed. Very little has changed here since the winery’s foundation in the 130 plus years ago. The estate still employs the original oak vats they used from the very beginning. Perhaps even more revealing (and risky) is that Heredia does not do any temperature manipulation during fermentation, something very few in the world ever risk to do. They use old school egg-whites for...Learn more
Posted in Daily Flash By Tim Sellon
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