A Very Emporda Wine

Empordalia, “Sinols” Negre Emporda 2016 Emporda is a Spanish DO (appellation) on the northern border of Spain and France. Their wines are a blend of Spanish varieties along with French varieties. The grapes are all grown in Spain. This robust red is a nice...

Tastes Like Champagne: Wine-of-the-Week

Chateau Gaillard, “Clemence Guery” Crémant de Loire Brut NV This wine of the week hits all the buttons for us: estate-grown and produced; biodynamic – one of the rare sparkling wines made this way (Raventos I Blanc, Rolet), bubbly (we love bubbles...

Eulalie? Ooh La La!–Wine of the Week

Sainte Eulalie, Minervois Rosé  2016 Minervois is one of our favorite appellations. Nestled in the hills of the northern Languedoc, just northeast of the medieval walled city of Carcassonne, it gets its name from the small town of Minerve that sits improbably on a 100...

Pure, Silky Smooth: Wine of the Week

Cyriaque Rozier, the highly acclaimed winemaker and vineyard manager at Château La Roque, makes his own wine under the label Château Fontanès in Pic St-Loup in the Languedoc. In addition, he has taken to farming biodynamically, a noble task that forgoes the shortcuts...