Barbera at the Gate–Wine of the Week

Bricco dei Tati, Barbera Piemonte 2014 On my recent trip to the Piemonte (Piedmont) region of Italy, importer Manu Gaiarin drove us around the hillside vineyards. My favorite spot was his vineyard near Treiso, this Bricco dei Tati. On that clear day, we saw Piemonte...

Need a Bigger Boet? –Wine of the Week

Boet La Roux, Colombard Old Vine Swartland 2016 If you ever find yourself in the heart of the Swartland, you’re likely to see a familiar face. Boet Le Roux, farmer extraordinaire, a living legend. Tirelessly he battles the fierce South African sun to deliver...

Spanish For Champagne

Dibon Cava Brut Reserve NV Cava, Spanish sparkling wine, is one of the great wonders of the world. How can they offer a sparkling wine that is fermented in the bottle, like Champagne, for $12? Crafted from the traditional Penedes blend of Xarel-lo, Parellada and...

Double Down

Dal Maso Cabernet del Veneto IGT 2015 We loved our previous white Wine of the Week so much, we decided to feature another wine from the same winery this week: the bright, organic, Dal Maso Cabernet. In the rolling hills of Selva di Montebello near Vicenza, siblings...

Take A Gamble

Dal Maso “Ca’ Fischele” 2015 – $13.99 In the rolling hills of Selva di Montebello near Vicenza, siblings Nicola, Silvia and Anna Dal Maso craft lovely wines in the Gambellara wine region. Gambellara whites are made from Garganega, best known as...