Easter Wines

Anne Amie Cuvée A Müller-Thurgau, Yamhill-Carlton District, Oregon
Anne Amie Cuvée A Müller-Thurgau, Yamhill-Carlton District, Oregon $16.00
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Charles Joguet Chinon Cuvée Terroir, Loire, France
Charles Joguet Chinon Cuvée Terroir, Loire, France $24.00
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Cleto Chiarli Brut de Noir Rosé Lambrusco, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, NV
Cleto Chiarli Brut de Noir Rosé Lambrusco, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, NV $16.00
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Copain Tous Ensemble Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, CA
Copain Tous Ensemble Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, CA $28.00
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A Visit to Bordeaux’s Iconic Château Cheval Blanc

September 13, 2016

Fans of the movie Sideways, the wine-drenched 2004 film following the debaucherous adventures of friends, Jack and Miles, in California wine country, will probably recall Miles’ disdain for one grape in particular…Merlot. His obvious, ahem, revulsion at the mere mention of it is really quite hilarious – click here to view but be warned, there’s a smidge of profanity! The irony in the film, however, is that Miles’ most treasured bottle in his wine collection is a 1961 Château Cheval Blanc, a highly coveted, collectible bottle made of mostly…wait for it…MERLOT! Perhaps the wine’s status as one of the most revered Bordeaux wines in existence made it possible for him to overcome his Merlot-phobia? It’s hard to say, but thoughts...

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#WineWednesday Wine of the Week: 2014 Masút Pinot Noir Eagle Peak, Mendocino, CA

September 07, 2016

With our thoughts turning to all the delights of Fall, pumpkin spice lattes, butternut squash bisque and cozy cashmere sweaters (*swoon*), it is with great pleasure that I introduce our latest #WineWednesday Wine of the Week: the 2014 Masút Pinot Noir Eagle Peak Estate Vineyard from Mendocino, California. Pinot Noir is undoubtedly the patron red grape of Fall. Its lighter body and savory, earthy fruit flavors provide a nice transition from the light whites and rosés of Summer. It also pairs incredibly well with many of your favorite Fall dishes – more on that later! While Burgundy, France is the birthplace of this revered grape, many of you may also be smitten with the plethora of delicious California Pinot Noir...

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Chef Mike Lata’s “The Ordinary” in Charleston, South Carolina is Anything But!

August 29, 2016

After recently dining at The Ordinary in Charleston, South Carolina, I’d have to say Chef Mike Lata’s “fancy” oyster bar and seafood hall is nothing short of – EXTRAordinary! Ensconced in an historic bank building with soaring ceilings and quaint architectural details, we were smitten by this charming eatery. Every aspect of our experience made it abundantly clear why the restaurant garnered a coveted James Beard Award nomination for Best New Restaurant in 2013. The inviting bar at The Ordinary Awarded “Best Chef Southeast” by the James Beard Foundation in 2009, Chef Lata is widely considered a pioneer of Charleston’s vibrant culinary scene. His first establishment, FIG (short for “Food Is Good”), which he opened in 2003 with partner Adam...

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