I Drink For The Trees

Cousiño Macul Chardonnay 2016 – $10.99 Cousiño Macul is an historic Chilean winery located in the “Parque de Viña Cousiño Macul,” a nature park on the outskirts of Santiago that contains an amazing variety of trees (including a sixty foot tall Ginko!)...

Lost & Found

Crucero “Collection” Carmenere 2015 – $11.99 Crucero, Spanish for “crossroads,” is named after the winery’s main vineyard which sits at a prominent intersection in the heart of the Colchagua Valley. Carmenere, Chile’s...

Trampled Under Foot

Solms-Delta Chenin Blanc 2016 – $11.99 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...

Mountains of the Moon

Andeluna “1300” Malbec 2016 – $14.99 It’s been a long time since we had any Andeluna wines in the store, but after tasting the new vintage of their Malbec, we might have to change that. Andeluna is named for both the Andes Mountains, whose...

What’s in a Name?

Alain Treille Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2015 – $10.99 Muscadet gets no respect. An undervalued dry white, it’s usually mistaken for the sweet Muscat due to the similarity of the name. It could not be more different. Hailing from the mouth of the Loire River,...

Smoke on the Water

Barnard Griffin Fumé Blanc 2015 – $12.99 In 1968 Robert Mondavi changed the style of his Sauvignon Blanc from fruity to dry. He called the new wine Fumé Blanc, after the great French region of Pouilly-Fumé, and its signature grape Sauvignon Blanc. Fumé...