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...

Trampled Under Foot

Solms-Delta Chenin Blanc 2016  We were pleased to discover that the motto of the Solms-Delta Wine Farm is “Creating wine, music and hope.” In fact, this wine is nicknamed “Vastrap” (meaning “trample”) after the style of music which unites Khoesan trance-dance with...

It’s Good To Be The King–Wine of the Week

Bellevue, Cotes de Bordeaux-Castillon “Vieilles Vignes” 2015 Bordeaux is the once and future king of wine; unfortunately its price reflects its fame. So how can those of us who aren’t to the manor born afford this royal libation? Simple — move away from the communes...