It was truly a pleasure to visit Claire and Fabio at Château des Rontets last October.
Here are our top ten food picks for 2013 as chosen in our internal staff survey – plus a few honorable mentions!
This year, we decided to let each of our wine buyers choose their number one pick for a Thanksgiving wine. Here we have an Italian bubbly from Gemma, an off-dry German white from Julie, and a French red from Jessica. Happy sipping and have a safe and delicious holiday!
If we had our way, every other wine article would feature Beaujolais. That’s why this post features three Beaujolais from three different towns, just in time for holiday sipping!
During the past few years, we’ve seen Lambrusco sales jump as folks begin to import better quality, delicious wines made by careful and conscientious winemakers.
After working for Slow Food for many years, Sandro Barosi of Cascina Corte decided to purchase a small, six hectare farm and winery in Dogliani, Piemonte.
Today, I wanted to talk about two of my favorite Italian vermouths: a classic dark vermouth from the House of Cocchi, one of the original Torino vermouth makers; and the other, a limited production white vermouth from chemist-turned-vermouth producer Mauro Vergano.
Jessica and I are highlighting two of our favorite rosés to drink into these last days of summer. Both of these pinks are darker in color and more robust in body than their pale, delicate sisters we were sipping in early summer and spring.
The Chartogne-Taillet winery is located in the Champagne region of France in the town of Merfy. They are the only récoltant-manipulant in the town, meaning that they are the only winery that grows their own grapes.
The Champagne region of France was the first to make very serious bubblies, and is still considered to be the best producer of fine sparkling wines.
When we pop the cork of a sparkling wine at a party or for a celebratory moment, we release a flurry of bubbles. How do those bubbles get in there? There are several ways that it can happen.
This year, my trip to Italy’s most renowned wine show, VinItaly, took on a different emphasis and dynamic. In previous years, navigating thronged pavilions of growers and tasters and trailing fellow importers was at center stage. This time, while those goals remained important, the focus was on introducing Jessica, a talented and emerging wine buyer for the shop, to many of the people that stand behind the Italian wines on our shelves.