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Weekend Newsletter 5-24-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

New Arrival Feature: Hartford Court

Rosé of the Day: Sperino

May Sale Featurette

#Trendy New Arrivals

Umani Ronchi Verdicchio

Staff Pick

Pre-Cellared Stars to Drink Tonight

Jeb Dunnuck on Peter Weygandt

Last Call
Terre Nere’s Daily Drinker

May Sale Recap


VWS Will Be Open for Memorial Day

For our regularly scheduled hours

10 am – 6 pm daily


New Arrival Feature

Stop What You’re Doing & Load Up

Hartford Court is a leader in top tier Pinot and Chardonnay from Sonoma—regularly making wines that out score names like Martinelli, Kosta Browne, Williams-Selyem and more.  Based on scores and critical press, Hartford belongs in the conversation with names like Peter Michel—except that they do it for a steep discount over names like that.
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Midweek Vinopolis Addition 5-22-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

First Offer: A California First Growth

New Arrivals from Setti Ponti

The Last Round of 2017 Muller Catoir

New Wine Spectator Insider Reviews

Trending Wines

Rose of the Day: Classic (Pink) Sancerre

The Washington Insider’s Pick – Force Majeure

Summerweight Syrah: Goodfellow’s Delicious Value

The Most Overlooked Great Northern Rhone Estate?

Nothing “Normale” About It

May Sale Roundup

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~First Offer

A California First Growth

Our first offer today is from one of the greatest wineries in the world—but its wines aren’t priced that way.  Mayacamas makes Cabs that outclass First Growth Bordeaux and Chards that get confused with Grand Cru Burgundy—and at prices that are half what their competition charges.  We have our allocation of these special wines arriving Friday and wanted to offer them to our newsletter before they hit the store.

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Midweek VinopolPick 5-21-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

Time for Tempier Rosé

Top Rated Sonoma Chard and Pinot at National Best Pricing

Legendary Chateauneuf/Legendary Vintage

New Super Tuscan Treasures

New May Sale Wine: Top Value Pinot Grigio

Rose of the Day: Other Facets of Rioja

The Historic, Coveted Wines of Bernkastel

Trending Wines

The May Sale, Recapped


Time for Tempier Rosé

“In general, the 2018 rosés from the south of France display impeccable balance, superb drinkability, and a streak of classicism that sets them above the 2017s.” Neal Rosenthal

Tempier is the most in-demand rosé.  Their pink wine from Bandol is considered to be one of the finest examples of the genre, and the wine that sparked the craze for dry rosé in the United States (thanks largely to Kermit Lynch, Tempier’s importer).  

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Monday Newsletter May 20th 2019

In Today’s Newsletter:

New Vintage – New Offer – Dominus 2016

Exclusive Chapoutier

Ridge’s Baby Monte Bello

New Week – New Arrivals

I’m Kind of a Big Deal
Vinopolis Case Deals

New Week – New Reviews!

Pax – New Reviews

The Powerful and Complex Muller-Catoir ’17s

YOLO Sette Ponti Crognolo

New Vintage – New Offer – Napa Perfection


Arriving Friday, June 7th

Dominus Estate Christian Moueix, Napa Valley 2016 750ML ($319.95) $289 pre-arrival special
Wine Advocate 100 points
“A blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and 8% Cabernet Franc aged in 40% new oak, the 2016 Proprietary Red Wine is deep purple-black in color and quite reticent at this youthful stage to begin, offering up subtle notions of potpourri, Indian spices, cigar box and iron ore over a core of crushed blackberries and black cherries with intermittent wafts of black and red currants, new leather and smoked meats.
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Weekend VinopolPick 5-17-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

Robert Parker’s Favorite Region

Highlights of the Tuscan Coast

Rosé of the Day: Venetian Sunshine

Trending Wines

Memorial Day Magnums of a Wine Spectator Top 20 Wine

The Hottest Winemaker in Spain?

Bandol’s Secret Summer Style

Top Values from Eric Solomon


Chateauneuf du Pape

Robert Parker’s Favorite Region

Robert Parker officially announced his retirement yesterday.  We don’t need to sing his praises—everyone with a passing interest in wine knows his name and that sort of impact will be lauded for good reason.  To celebrate Parker and wish him well, we wanted to feature his favorite region, which he nearly single-handedly championed into its current place in the international pecking order: Chateauneuf du Pape.

When Robert Parker started writing about wine in the late 70’s, Chateauneuf was a region known for somewhat rustic, often funky wines that were great values and had historical cache.  

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