Beautifully Mature Syrah Not counting the much larger Guigal domaine, René Rostaing is the closest thing to a true cult star that Côte-Rôtie has yet produced. A grower since 1971, his first vineyard purchases were a microscopic half acre each in Côte Blonde and in La Landonne on the Côte Brune. The real breakthrough came when his father-in-law, Albert Dervieux-Thaize retired in 1990, followed by … Continue reading One of Syrah’s Most Gifted Growers – Rostaing
Can you believe it’s already June? The calendar seems to fly by faster and faster each year, the summer months landing in our laps before we know it. But it’s all well and good as the arrival of June marks the release of our favorite new rosé wines. These are all your favorites, too. Tried and true, tasted and tested by you over three vintages … Continue reading Rosé, Rosé, Rosé! The Great 2020s Have Landed!
Outside of tastings, the most often heard request around here is for Wine Clubs. Folks want a way to sample our ever-expanding selections and do so on a regular basis. And let’s face it, most of us lead hurried, hectic lives, so being able to pop in and pick up two, four, or maybe 6 bottles of wines every month – all while letting your … Continue reading Wine Clubs come to Park Street Wine Cellars!
Killer New Arrival Michel Chapoutier is one of the greatest winemakers of our time. His ability to coax the most incredible flavors from so many of the world’s once unheard-of sites is truly magical. In the nearly 40 years since taking full control of his family’s 200-year-old business, the wines from M. Chapoutier have risen to the ranks of the most coveted. Every major critic … Continue reading Chapoutier Magic for a Song!
One of my personal favorites from the Bedrock line up is their Zinfandel Old Vine. From the first time I tasted it as a mailing list recipient, I have bought it every year. There’s something extra special about it, its texture, its amazing fruit, its incredible balance. Never heavy handed, never candied, or soupy, it’s simply one of the finest of its kind. But for … Continue reading “Buy As Much As You Can” Galloni
Our Hottest Selling Italian Wine All Time! As it always does when dealing with direct imports, it took a while, but our shipment from Italy FINALLY arrived! And in this shipment – as promised – we restocked our best-selling Italian wine of all time (heck, it may be our best-selling wine period). Those of you who have been purchasing this treasure by the case already … Continue reading Armando Piazzo Dolcetto D’Alba
Decades Worth of Tastings led to This As some of you are aware, in my previous life – ca the 1990s – I was an importer, travelling the backroads and highways of France and Italy in search of the finest wines to be brought back to America and peddled to an ever-increasing list of clients across the U.S. My favorite visits were those to the … Continue reading The Holy Grail of Vacqueyras
“Shows such intensity and finesse” – Suckling Way back in 1988, Luca Sanjust launched what would become one of the most successful and sought-after proprietary wines of our generation. Known as Il Torrione, based primarily on Sangiovese, Sanjust’s first vintages became the darling of the American press, a cult wine was born. One of the first vintages to hit the pages of the Wine Advocate, … Continue reading Il Torrione – One of Tuscany’s Great Cult Wines
Part I, A Couple Killer Whites We recently restocked some of our – and, based on the sales, your – favorite wines since our opening back in January. These are wines which cover the spectrum; white to red, lite to full, easy going to complex. But the one thing they all have in common is their uncanny ability to wow! Each time I’ve suggested one … Continue reading Outstanding Best Sellers – Now Back In Stock
Four to Choose, All Priced Under $100! Back in our Houston stores, in the 1990s and early 2000s, one of the most successful offerings we did were our mix & match sampler cases. Back then, these offers acted as sort of a wine club for us, where I would hand pick three or four different cases each month and offer them via email and our … Continue reading All New Sampler Cases