Easter Wines

"the girls in the vineyard" Sauvignon Blanc, 2012
"the girls in the vineyard" Sauvignon Blanc, 2012 $15.00
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Charles Joguet Chinon Cuvée Terroir, Loire, France, 2011
Charles Joguet Chinon Cuvée Terroir, Loire, France, 2011 $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, 2010
Copain Tous Ensemble Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, CA, 2010 $26.00
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Wine Word of the Week: “Demi-Sec”!

April 22, 2014

This week’s Wine Word of the Week is “demi-sec” and was suggested by our fabulous Facebook Fan, Michelle Olson-Rogers – thanks for the suggestion, Michelle! Demi-sec is a French term which literally means “semi-dry” or “medium-dry” yet is used to refer to wines which are slightly to medium sweet. The term is usually used in association with wines from France’s Champagne and Loire wine regions. In Champagne, the dosage, a mixture of wine and sugar added to the bottle following disgorgement, determines the final sweetness of the wine. So for a wine to be labelled as “demi-sec” the amount of sugar added can be anywhere from 35-50 g/l or 3.5-5% which is dictated by vinous law. The scale from driest...

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6 Wines to Pair with Your Easter Feast!

April 15, 2014

Easter is fast approaching and with it my desire for light, refreshing wines that pair beautifully with the flavors of Spring. Here are some recommendations for wines that will pair perfectly with your Easter meal, from the rack of lamb to the Honey Baked Ham! These wines are moderate in regard to alcohol and tannin with a nice balance of fruit and will appeal to a variety of palates. This week only, enter the code “EASTER“at checkout (or mention it to us for phone orders) to receive $10 off your order of $100 or more. Cleto Chiarli Brut de Noir Rosé, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, NV ($16): Italian winemakers Franco De Biasio and Michele Faccin crafted this lightly sparkling wine from a...

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