Category Archives: Newsletter Archive

Monday Newsletter 5-25-2020

In This Newsletter:

Affordable Chianti That’s RTG:
Villa Nozzole


New Week – New Arrivals:
Including K Vintners, Donnhoff,
Terroir Al Limit & more!


Final Stock Arriving Wednesday!
2016 Vouette e Sorbee Fidele

Trending Champagnes

Pink Pre-Arrivals:
Weygandt-Metzler Favorites Arriving Tuesday!


Affordable Chianti That’s RTG:

Villa Nozzole


Elevate your weeknights with this dark, rich & lush drink-now Chianti.  From a historic estate within the rolling hills of Greve, the Villa Nozzole is their modern-styled Chianti meant for immediate enjoyment with no need for cellaring. So stock up & enjoy with pizza, pasta, or anything off the grill. 

Arriving Friday, May 29th

Tenuta di Nozzole ‘Villa Nozzole’, Chianti Classico DOCG 2015 750ML ($27.95) $16 pre-arrival special
James Suckling 92 points
“A deep and rich Chianti Classico with dark berry and dark chocolate character.
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Saturday Special 5-23-20

In Today’s Newsletter:


No Wine Untouched by Magic
A Roundup of the 2015 Brunello Vintage


Staff Pick 
This is the Entry Level Wine?


Featured New Arrival
DDO’s Top RoseRock Bottling

New Reviews From Across the Wine World

Trending Wines

Delas: Northern Rhone Ambition

 
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No Wine Untouched by Magic

A Roundup of the 2015 Brunello Vintage


“This is a standout group of new releases from Montalcino. What impresses most about 2015 is the consistently high quality delivered across the board. As a whole, the wines are homogenous and uniform in terms of their intensity, depth and generosity. House styles may differ from producer to producer, but these wines are united by the energy, exuberance and radiance that come naturally to a beautifully warm and sunny vintage like 2015.
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Weekend Vinopolpick 5-22-20

In Today’s Newsletter:

Tiberio: A New York Times Value Pick

Featured New Arrival:
Castello di Ama’s Top Chiantis


A Dual 96 Point Brunello, Under $50

Rose of the Day
Sperino’s Rosa del Rosa Returns in June


#Trending

Staff Pick
The Forbidden Fruit of Hermitage


Produttori Barbaresco
Freshly Restocked


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Tiberio: A New York Times Value Pick

The New York Times just published a great column on the white wine values of Italy and we weren’t surprised at all that one of their favorites was Tiberio’s Trebbiano d’Abruzzo.  This has been one of our go-to Italian whites under $20 and the newest vintage might be the best yet.  It’s mineral and zesty, with just enough body and fruit to keep things interesting.

Abruzzo is an Italian wine region best known for two standout producers: Valentini and Emidio Pepe—but it’s probably time to add a third to the list: the wines of the Tiberio family.  
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Vinopolis Champagne Primer – 5-21-2020

In Today’s Newsletter:

NEWLY ARRIVED:
(2016) Vouette et Sorbee Fidele

ARRIVING TOMORROW:
Best Price Buys from
Pierre Paillard, Bereche, Diebolt-Vallois & Gaston-Chiquet
Plus Best-in-PDX Pricing on Pierre Peters!


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This Just In!

2016 Vouette et Sorbee Fidele


The wine industry has experienced some wild swings this year. The ill-advised tariffs almost seem like a quaint problem now that most restaurants are closed. In Portland, one of the leading cities for Champagne (shout out to Pix!) and home to multiple fantastic importers, there’s a back log of bubbles looking for a good home. Now is the ideal time for the savvy buyer to adopt/stock up on favorites. What once was rare, fine-dining treat can now become a house pour. 

Enter one of our long-time favorite producers at the shop: Vouette et Sorbee.
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Wednesday Newsletter 5-20-2020

In Today’s Newsletter:

Castello di Ama:
New Arrivals &
New Releases


DDO’s Top RoseRock Bottling
The Coveted “Zephirine”


Trending

New Arrival Special Feature:
Henri Prudhon


Staff Pick

The Crus Are Landing!
Arriving Friday, May 29th
2015 Produttori del Barbaresco Crus


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Castello di Ama:

New Arrivals Here Now &

New Releases Arriving Friday


Castello di Ama has emerged as one of the truly special estates of Chianti.  Open to new ideas, always with quality in mind, Castello di Ama makes rich, textural Chiantis that rival the region’s most sought-after wines.  Just arrived, their 2017 Chianti Classico Ama is no exception. Archetypal of modern Chianti, drinking beautiful even in its youth, and sub-$30 per bottle, it deserves a spot at your dinner table this weekend.
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