Thanksgiving Wines

Château des Karantes Le Clape Blanc,  Languedoc, France, 2011
Château des Karantes Le Clape Blanc, Languedoc, France, 2011 $18.00
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Copain Pinot Noir "Les Voisins," Anderson Valley, California, 2010
Copain Pinot Noir "Les Voisins," Anderson Valley, California, 2010 $42.00
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Château des Karantes Bergerie Le Clape Rouge,  Languedoc, France, 2012
Château des Karantes Bergerie Le Clape Rouge, Languedoc, France, 2012 $18.00
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Round Pond Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Rutherford, CA, 2013
Round Pond Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Rutherford, CA, 2013 $20.00
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Wine Word of the Week: “Botrytis”!

November 10, 2014

This week’s Wine Word of the Week is “Botrytis” and was suggested by fellow wine lover, Jim Chard- thanks for the suggestion, Jim! Botrytis (aka Botrytis cinerea) is a type of fruit fungus which can affect wine grapes with delicious results. While fungus is normally thought of as a bad thing, especially when it comes to things we ingest, grapes affected by Botrytis can produce wines with a delightfully sweet, honeyed, viscous character. These wines include some of the most expensive sweet white wines in the world such as Bordeaux’s Sauternes, Hungary’s Tokaji Aszú, or Germany’s Trockenbeerenauslese. In order for the mold to form, heat and moisture levels in the vineyard must be ideal and the grapes have to be...

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Glamorous Getaways: The Cloister at Sea Island!

November 05, 2014

“Georgia, Georgia, the whole day through, just an old sweet song, keeps Georgia on my mind.” – Ray Charles One of our favorite places to visit any time of year is a mere hop, skip and a jump over the Florida Georgia line. Sea Island is a quaint and utterly charming sea side town nestled between the marsh and Atlantic Ocean on the Georgia coast. It is part of the Golden Isles of Georgia which also includes Jekyll Island, St. Simon’s Island and Little St. Simon’s Island. Located approximately sixty miles north of Jacksonville, FL and sixty miles south of Savannah, GA, this special place is home to one of the most beautiful resorts on the east coast, The Cloister....

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