CHRISTOPHER'S BLOG

Chapoutier Magic for a Song!

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! »

“Buy As Much As You Can” Galloni

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 »

Il Torrione – One of Tuscany’s Great Cult Wines

“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 »

Outstanding Best Sellers – Now Back In Stock

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 »

2014 Etna Rosso Animardente Now on Sale!

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate LOVES This! In Italy’s deep south, resting just off the toe of her “boot,” lies the Mediterranean’s largest island, Sicily. Sicily’s eastern edge is home to Mount Etna, one of Europe’s highest active volcanoes at just under 11,000 feet high. Mount Etna is not just active, it is volatile, frightening and quick to erupt. So why plant vineyards here? Furthermore, why … Continue reading 2014 Etna Rosso Animardente Now on Sale! »

The Wait is Over! Durand Cornas has Arrived!

Their Flagship Cuvee – Premices – is Now Available! To date, I’ve been able to offer the Brother’s Durand’s killer, smokin’ hot St. Josephs to all of you. And based on the responses, you’ve fallen just as much in love with the wines as have I. Well, folks, OUR SHIP HAS COME IN! I have finally gotten my hands on the Brother’s most important wine. … Continue reading The Wait is Over! Durand Cornas has Arrived! »