Category Archives: Newsletter Archive

Monday Newsletter – 3-19-18

In Today’s Newsletter:

Caparzo 2013 – Our Favorite Value Brunello
March Clearance Sale: Ciacci Piccolomini
Value in Traditional Barolo? Yes!
Sec It To Me – Our Best Dry Chenin Hits
Didier Dagueneau: The Beauty of Terroir
Rosé Colored Glasses
Altesino 2013: New Wine Spectator Reviews

What’s Our Favorite Value in Brunello? 

The 95 Point, Under $40


Arriving Friday

Caparzo never fails to offer up some of the best Brunello for the money. We’re thrilled to see the 2013 get well-deserved high praise from Wine Spectator. But they don’t let it go to their head (or their price)!

Arriving Friday, March 23rd:

Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Tuscany 2013 750ML ($44.95) $36 pre-arrival special
Wine Spectator 95 points “This cuts more of a broad swath than its peers, yet remains graveful, evoking strawberry, cherry, tobacco and stony mineral flavors.

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Weekend VinopolPick 3-17-18

In Today’s Newsletter:

New Arrivals From:
Bow & Arrow, Dutraive, Venica, Cantina del Pino,
Ostatu, Filipo Pato and More

Willi Schaefer: Ne Plus Ultra of the Mosel
Staff Pick: The Unequaled Magic of Condrieu
Big Reds from “Other”: Italian Wines Worth Watching

New to the March Clearance Sale:
Two of Avignonesi’s Finest; Plus Chateauneuf


Featured New Arrivals

Charlopin’s Grand Cru Masterpieces

The 2015 Burgundy Vintage continues to roll in and, for the most part, immediately roll back out.  Pricing for 2016 looks very high and 2015 is an epic year, so the combination has led to demand that’s nearly unprecedented. If you’re unfamiliar with the Charlopin wines, the first two things to know are this: the wines are good, round and rich and the prices are on the low side for the quality at stake.  
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Vinopolis Thursday Newsletter 3-14-18

In Today’s Newsletter:

March Magnum Madness
2015 Charlopin Grand Crus: Stunning Wines, Excellent Pricing
95 Points from Wine Spectator, Under $40: 2013 Caparzo
New Grapelive Reviews for Spanish Favorites
A Friuli Addition Edition of the March Clearance Sale
Trending Wines of the Week
A Lesson in Lessona from Proprieta Sperino

March Magnum Madness

A Whole Field of Large Formats

New to the March Clearance Sale

March Madness is upon us—the madness of the March Clearance Sale.  We love mags here at Vinopolis.  Probably too much, if we’re being frank, so we’re doing a little spring cleaning (let’s see how many March/Spring metaphors we can mix, here, shall we?).  We’ve got a sweet sixteen (plus one) bottlings that just got added to the sale, so your choices have expanded like the tourney field.  
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Tuesday VinopolPick 3-13-18

In Today’s Newsletter:

Moet’s Grand Vintage Value
The Montrachet of Germany: Keller’s Abst Erde and More!
Montevertine is Now in the March Clearance Sale
A New York Times Inspired Trio of Rosso di Montalcino
Glantenay Volnay: An Up and Coming Producer Makes His Mark in ‘15
Trending Wines from the Weekend
Bousquet’s 2016 Gigondas—Forces of Vinous Nature

Top VinopolPick

For Champagne Value

Moet’s Grand Vintage bottling sits a tier below Dom Perignon and above their ubiquitous NV bottlings.  Despite the incredible jump in quality from the low-end stuff, it’s much less expensive than Dom.  The price we were able to secure on this was incredible, as well, compounding the relative value of the bottling.  For not much more than the Imperial, you can enjoy the Grand Vintage, at least until we run out—we’re not likely to score this sort of pricing again any time soon!
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Monday Newsletter 3-12-18

In Today’s Newsletter:

New Wines for the March Clearance Sale
Trendin’ Here & Nearly There
Staff Pick: 2016 Lapierre
St Damien Gigondas
A Lionnet Vertical: Secret Cornas Star
Raymond Usseglio’s Girard
Jean-Louis Dutraive
Cayuse Countdown

New Wines for the March Clearance Sale

We’ve got some new wines for the March Clearance Sale!  We could just rest on our laurels/prices, but that wouldn’t be like us—so here are a few new deals.  You can view all of our March Clearance Sale wines on our website (click here), as well!New Sale Wines:

Agathe Bursin Sylvaner Eminence Zinnkoepfle, Alsace Grand Cru 2013 750ML ($31.95) Was $28, Now $24 special
Ian D’agata–Vinous 92 points “Gold-tinged straw. Delicate aromas of peach, apricot and poached apple.

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