Category Archives: Newsletter Archive

Midweek Addition 8-7-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

This is Not Champagne Christophe Baron

Two Vinopolis Favorites Arriving Friday

Wine Spectator Insider Reviews Saint Cosme

Rosé of the Day: A Cult Loire Hero

The Real Bargain Garden of France

Stunning, Yet Overlooked – La Fortuna’s Brunello

The Next Star of Cornas?

Produttori’s Outstanding 2014 Riservas

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This is Not Champagne Christophe Baron

Christophe Baron, legendary winemaker of Cayuse, recently released a Champagne to his mailing list (he hails from Champagne, it’s not as random as you’d think).  Despite the sky high price, the wine sold out in less than three hours.  We’re not here to offer you that wine today, but to humbly suggest that there might be another option, hiding in plain sight on our shelves, that could scratch the same itch (for a little less coin)—Benoit Dehu’s “Rue des Noyers”.
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Midweek VinopolPick 8-6-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

A Trove of Back Vintage Rougeard

Featured New Arrival: Gaja’s Ca’ Marcanda

New Reviews! Grapelive on Cameron + Vinous on Sicily

The Old-School Chateauneuf of Mourre du Tendre

Rosé of the Day – Chinon’s Lighter Side

Trending Wines

Arriving Friday :The Outstanding Rioja Alta

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A Trove of Back Vintage Rougeard

Presenting Verticals of the Cult Wine with Impeccable Provenance

Clos Rougeard is one of the toughest wines in the world to source—and older vintages even more so.  These are bottles that are some of the most coveted in the world—the only producer of their stature in the Loire, they’re on par with the highest end Burgundy.  Collectors fight to get mere bottles of current releases, so it’s even more exciting to get our hands on a massive collection of back-vintage Rougeard with excellent provenance.
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Monday Newsletter 8-5-2019

In Today’s Newsletter:

Featured New Arrival:
Castello di Ama Gran Selezione

Featured New Arrival:
The Biodynamic Alsace of Jean-Baptiste Adam

First Offer:
2018 Muller-Catoir (And Bonus Fritz Haag!)

Cayuse Mania!
In Stock Now:

Trending Wines

Staff Pick Pink Pinot

Emmanuel Darnaud

Featured New Arrival

Castello di Ama Gran Selezione

Castello di Ama has emerged as a true First Growth of Chianti.  Modern and focused on quality in both the vineyard and in the cellar, Castello di Ama makes rich, textural Chiantis that rival the biggest names both in Chianti and more broadly across Tuscany (including Brunello).

One notable signal of Castello di Ama’s commitment to quality has been their championing of the new Chianti Gran Selezione DOCG.  A level above Riserva, the designation requires longer aging and is designed to let producers highlight their tip-top wines from Sangiovese.  

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Weekend VinopolPick 8-2-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

Pingus – Ribera del Duero’s Finest

The Return of Petalos

Staff Pick: It Works out in the Long Run

Faiveley’s Top 2016’s:
Les Ouvrées Rodin and other Grand Crus

Back Vintage Cantina del Pino

Domaines Ott: Pride of Provence

Trending Wines

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Featured New Arrival

Pingus – Ribera del Duero’s Finest

Peter Sisseck has had a dramatic run during his career in the wine business. In 1993, he arrived in Spain to manage a new project, Hacienda Monasterio. Originally from Denmark, Peter fell in love with Ribera del Duero’s twisted vines and found several ancient vineyards that inspired him to make his own wine. From the beginning, Peter’s vision was to push old-vine Tempranillo to its upper limits, spending the first years pruning the gnarled old vines back to health.
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Midweek Addition 7-31-19

In Today’s Newsletter:

Noble and Overlooked: The Excellent Max Ferd. Richter

Clemens Busch – Maverick of the Mosel

Trending Wines

Piedmontese Deals a Long Time Coming

Rosé of the Day: Bandol-in on a Budget

Top to Bottom, Sierra Cantabria is Brilliant

Schaller: Hidden Gems of Chablis

July Sale Ends Tonight

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Noble and Overlooked

The Excellent Max Ferd. Richter

The wine that first got me [Saul] into German wine was an old bottle of Max Ferd. Richter.  It was an ’81 Kabinett, recorked and relabeled at the estate, and re-released at 20+ years old.  It was a revelation—my first taste of older German Riesling and a fantastic wine despite the less-than-stellar vintage.  When we got the offer for Richter that you see today, my eyes lit up—these are some fantastic wines that don’t make it across the US as widely as they should.
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