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CASE BUY ALERT: Adult Gatorade That Can’t Live Without
Before I tell you about this wine, just know that this is unacceptably delicious. Like, gulpably, gluggably, incredibly delicious. If you don’t buy a case of this, you will be kicking yourself. Our entire staff was gushing over this … for days. Now to the wine ... The tiny, colorful Mediterranean estate of Bisson has produced exceptional, under the radar wines for years. Lead by the vivacious Pierluigi Lugano, a sun-tanned artist come fisherman come wine shop owner who happens to specialize in growing ancient, indigenous, and increasingly uncommon grape varieties on the Ligurian coast, Lugano’s little...Learn more
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Worthy of ALL the Hype: 2016 Ampeleia Alicante
Elizabeth Foradori has done it again. Italy’s rising star continues to shine brighter and brighter and her newest project, Ampeleia, set in the Tuscan coast, is worthy of all the hype. “Ampeleia is one of the stars of the Tuscan coast,” reports Antonio Galloni. “At their best, the Ampeleia wines are among the most pure, transparent expressions of the coast readers will find…Elisabetta Foradori and her team are doing important work here.” Important work, indeed. Today we’re featuring her newest dazzling single vineyard, single varietal bottle that is flat out terrific. Boasting an intoxicating freshness, silky...Learn more
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Taste the Tasting: Alzinger - One of the World’s Elite Dry Riesling Winemakers

Endlessly complex and mysterious, the wines of Alzinger are not only a reference point for the greatness of Austria, but for wine itself. On January 14th we were treated to one of the most highly anticipated events of the year when Leo Alzinger presented his portfolio of stunning Rieslings and Gruner Veltliners. Often compared with the greatness to the likes of Raveneau, those lucky enough to be in attendance bared witness to some truly remarkable wines. If you have never had Alzinger, trust us you...

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Tiny Quantities Remain: “Perfect” 100 Point Clos des Papes
2016 Châteauneuf continues to keep crushing the world with an onslaught of perfect scores. This magnificent vintage, easily considered the greatest in a generation, has hit the wine world like a tidal wave. The latest to create quite the stir is Paul Vincent Avril’s legendary Domaine du Clos des Papes. If you’re a Châteauneuf collector Clos des Papes requires no introduction. One of the most iconic addresses of the appellation the estate is famous for producing one of the most authentic and long-lived in Châteauneuf. Under the guidance of Mr. Avril, who is the third generation of the Avril family to lead...Learn more
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An Ottoman for Your Tongue: 2016 Ferrando Erbaluce di Caluso “Cascina Cariola”
Little known and barely appreciated, Erbaluce may very well be Northern Italy’s most noble white grape. In the masterful hands of Luigi Ferrando (of white/black label Carema fame), this noble grape becomes a thing of magic. Plush and velvety, the creamy texture of Caluso is so inherently comfortable your tongue will feel like it’s resting on whatever the wine’s equivalent is to a ottoman. Think of an Alpine Chenin and you’re on the right track. Wild flowers, herbs golden honey along with a core of savory mineral is...Learn more
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A Horse You Can Ride: Rare & Iconic Beaujolais!
If you love Beaujolais, we don’t know how much sexier this can possibly be. Honestly. Two critically acclaimed vintages of two of the rarest bottles from one of Beaujolais’ most beloved and iconic producers. Few wines of France elicit as much devotion as those of Alain Coudert of Fleurie Clos de Roilette fame. We sell out of every bottle we can get. Now we just received his two most precious bottlings: the 2017 cuvée Tardive and, even more special, the hugely rare 2016 "Griffe du Marquis". Lordy! And just to make things even more outrageous (because this is Gordon’s after all), we are offering both in crazy...Learn more
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Every Wine 94-96 pts. - “These are impressive, age-worthy wines”: 2016 Côte-Rôtie from the New Wave & Future Rock Star
I will say this flatly: none of you buy enough Northern Rhône wines. Simply put, some of the most thrilling wines in France, and all the world frankly, hail from Côte-Rôtie, Cornas, Hermitage, Condrieu and St. Joseph. Moreover, these collectible and age-worthy wines cost a fraction of top Burgundies and Bordeaux. Sure, Guigal’s La-La’s and Chave’s Hermitage command a pretty penny, but there is a broad...Learn more
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Vanguard of Natural Champagne in the Greatest Vintage since 2008: 2012 Marguet
One of the fastest growing stars in Champagne, we’re huge fans of Benoît Marguet-Bonnerave, the man at the helm of Marguet. Located in the Grand Cru village of Ambonnay, Benoît is a fifth-generation grower that employs biodynamic farming to create captivating, highly unique wines. Widely considered one of the most important “natural” wine producers in Champagne today, Benoît has been attracting national attention for years (a huge accomplishment in its own right with such a crowded field of...Learn more
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The ONE Wine You Simply MUST Buy: 2016 Jasmin Côte Rôtie for Ridiculously Short Money
Who doesn’t like Côte Rôtie? Meaty, smoky, savory and yet elegant. The wines have an irresistible seductive quality that is impossible to let pass by. They age for decades and have the same “power without weight” or “iron fist in a velvet glove” quality that only the best Burgundy or Barolo ever achieve. The problem? The best of them often trade for hundreds of dollars. Moreover, they are often only available in punishingly small quantities. But I have a solution. I have a nice quantity and a ridiculous price on...Learn more
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Making Châteauneuf Sexy Again: 2016 Domaine la Barroche Châteauneuf du Pape
One of the best surprises of our 2018 campagne was the massive success we had with Domaine la Barroche’s 2016 Châteauneuf du Pape. It was refreshing to experience Châteauneuf become, well, sexy again. And if there was one wine to do it, it makes complete sense it would be Domaine la Barroche. When considering the price, primetime terroir (100 year old vines growing adjacent to Reyas) and the amount of critical hype focused on the young phenom Julien Barroche, plus throw in the magic that is...Learn more
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