Vieilles vignes is a phrase you frequently see on French wine labels. These are somewhat mysterious words since, though it’s obvious they refer to vines of some advanced age (it literally means old vines), it isn’t immediately clear (a) how old ‘old’ is and (b) why we should care. The conventional wisdom has it that Continue Reading »
Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Tempranillo, Sangiovese. The names of these grapes inspire images of red hues ranging from autumn auburn to vibrant vermilion; tastes of smoke, berries, cherries, and chocolate; textures ranging from tongue gripping to smooth satin. Yet we owe these sensory impressions largely to the skin of these grapes, and the Continue Reading »
Just last week we were lucky enough to host Marina Fogarty, of the Alto Piemontese Vallana Winery, for a wine tasting and primer on her family’s illustrious winemaking history.
With the approach of the holiday dedicated to love and lovers, this wine from the northernmost Beaujolais Cru, Saint-Amour, gets all the attention it deserves!
In a world of point scores and web experts our Cambridge Wine Buyer Stephen talks about his reasons for skipping the number ratings all together.
Decanting doesn’t have to be an archaic, laborious process to get the best flavor out of your wine.
The best way to appreciate the rich, nuanced character of Domaine la Bouïssière Gigondas is by comparing these three fantastic vintages!
Our Wine Team offers their top picks for the wines they’re most excited to give this holiday season.
As the seasons change we look forward to some of our most decadently delicious cheeses of the year. The perfect pair for these lavish, richly-textured delights is the biscuity, toasted depth of Montbourgeau Crémant du Jura.
Less known than Barolo and Barbaresco, the Alto-Piemonte (Upper Piemonte) is home to some equally amazing Nebbiolo wines. The Vallana family’s vineyard produces particularly elegant and charming bottles.
Crafted by the Courrèges family on France’s “Île de Beauté,” this Corsican red wine is wonderful with seared lamb chops and roasted Brussels sprouts.
This fantastic red wine from Roussillon is the perfect pair for an autumn dinner featuring root vegetables and apples.