Category Archives: Newsletter Archive

Weekend VinopolPick: 1-21-17

Subscriber Special Preview: Faiveley Sale Teaser; Champagne Sale: New Best Prices on La Grande Dame, Selosse and Vintage Krug; Staff Picks: Janasse & Baudry; Zorzal: New 96 Point Review; Beaujolais Highlight: Nicolas Chemarin; Faiveley Sale – Over 20 Wines on Sale!; New Review for Thierry Germain from Grapelive; Biondi Santi Riserva Sale – Lowest Price Just Got Lower!; Bourgogne Rouge – The Essence of Burgundy; Miani; Matt Kramer’s New Year/New Wine Resolutions: Sicily & Terre Nere New Arrivals; Late Breaking News from Dom. Digier Dagueneau & Vieux Telegraphe (Best Price!)


Subscriber Special Preview

We’ve taken 10% off on all in-stock wines from Faiveley

Featured sale wine:

Domaine Faiveley Les Saint-Georges, Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru 2008 750ML ($129.95) Was $99; Now $89.10, 36+ bottles available
Stephen Tanzer 92-94 points & Burghound 91-93 points “Palish medium red.… Read the rest

VinopolPick Mid-Week 1-18-17

Smashing Deals on Selbach-Oster, K Vintners, Gramenon, and reds from Languedoc-Roussillon; A selection of fine white Burgundy, from Chablis to the Cote d’Or to the Maconnais; La Pergole Torte: ’11 & ’12 in-stock, ’13 arriving soon; Rare Wine Alert: Quilceda Creek Cab from ’05, ’07, ’08, ’09; Bergstrom Back in Stock; and some Valdespino VORS sherry to finish…


The Most Overlooked and

Undervalued Great Mosel Producer?

Let’s get this out of the way now: Selbach-Oster makes wine every bit as good as the ‘name’ producers like Prum or Molitor, but because they aren’t quite as famous (and because Johannes Selbach isn’t a grand self-promoter) the wines are much less expensive than their peers.  They represent some of the best buying opportunities for German wine lovers in the Mosel today.… Read the rest

Vinopolis Newsletter 1-16-17

New Week – New Arrivals; Monteraponi: A Name to Watch in Chianti Classico; Washington’s Rhone Varieties; Cayuse!; New In-Depth Reviews: German Auction Wines; Domaine Clape Vin des Amis: New Grapelive Review; Sneak Peek: A Selection of Wines Arriving January-May Including: Henri Bonnaud, Arnoux-Lachaux, Domaine Huet and Bodegas Muga


New Week – New Arrivals


Cameron Reserve Chardonnay, Dundee Hills 2014 750ML ($39.95) $33 special
VinopolNote: The ‘Reserve’ level of Cameron Chardonnay is always an incredible deal.  Made of declassified barrels of Clos Electrique and Abbey Ridge, so without the new oak that the lower level bottling sees, this wine shows facets of the grace and intensity of Abbey and the Clos without the pricetag of those higher end bottlings.  In 2014, all of the Abbey Ridge was moved to this bottling, making it an even better deal than usual.… Read the rest

Saturday Newsletter 1-14-17

Best Regions for Best Values Edition

Beaujolais 2015: New Reviews from Josh Raynolds; Ayres: Proud Oregon Tradition; Domaine de l’Edre: Roussillon Delight!; New Wine Enthusiast Reviews for Louis Latour; Fougeray de Beauclair; Tissot Vin Jaune; Alto Piedmonte for the Win; Matt Kramer’s Pick: 2015 German Riesling


Best Regions for Best Values

2015 Beaujolais and 2015 German Rieslings

The Unlikely Combination of “Richness and Energy”

from Two Overlooked Regions

Much like the 2015 vintage in Germany, the 2015 vintage of Beaujolais reflects a delightful combination of attributes: “richness and energy” to quote the Josh Raynolds of Vinous Media. We’re excited that these two oft overlooked regions are finally getting their due. So excited, in fact, we’re dedicating this newsletter to a celebration of these two regions.… Read the rest

VinopolPick Mid-Week 1-11-17

We have an exciting set of wines to offer today! Including:  Hot Rhones for Cold Weather, Value Classé Margaux, New Cameron Chardonnay, Two Titans of Barolo and some High Scoring Hispanic pre-arrivals (at amazing prices!).  We’ve also got some rare white Burgundy and John Gilman’s take on some Champagnes, Domaine Huet 2015’s and 2015 Beaujolais.  To wrap it all up, don’t miss the highlights of Oregon Syrah and their French counterparts, Domaine Clape and finally a few Frugal and Fruity picks for everyday drinking!

High-Value Rhone Wines

for Winter Weather Relief

Just Arrived
Chateau Pesquie Ventoux Terrasses, Rhone 2014 750ML ($17.95) $14 special, in stock
Wine Advocate 91 points “Always a terrific value, the 2014 Ventoux Terrasses is no exception and offers complex, classic southern Rhone notes of dried garrigue, pepper, spice-box, licorice and sweet cherry fruit.… Read the rest