Tastings This Week

Australian Wines from Little Peacock Imports

Australian wines unfortunately fall off the radar all too often. Luckily there are companies like Little Peacock Imports that make it easy to find great ones worthy of keeping an eye out for. Elish Healy will be pouring three great examples from the Land of Oz on Thursday 05/28 from 5-7pm that will give you ample reason to go back "down under". Read More »

Old School Umbria + New School Sicily with Vince

It's classic Italian with Vince this Friday night, beginning with Barberani, an Umbrian estate with 55 hectares situated in the scenic hills overlooking Lake Corbara. We'll pour the new vintage of the Orvieto as well as the Polago; a rustic blend of Montepulciano and Sangiovese that may well be one of the best Italian weeknight dinner wines on our shelf. Read More »

Annalemma Blanc de Noirs, Guimaro Blanco and Alpine Reds

Annalemma Blanc de Noirs is the creation of husband-wife team Steven Thompson and Kris Fade. In 2010 they began working with the Atavus vineyard, a plot of 45+ year-old south facing Pinot Noir on the Washington side of the dramatic Columbia River Gorge. Breadth, minerality and finesse coalesce so seamlessly in this good old American sparkler, you could easily mistake it for real Blanc de Noirs Champagne. Read More »

Sunday Spirits: Xoriguer Gin

Distilled in wood-fueled copper pot stills from a base of local wine alcohol on the island of Menorca in the capital Mahon.  Gin production in Menorca began 200 years ago when the island was owned by Britain and British sailors and soldiers stationed there craved the popular drink of their homeland.  Local Mahon craftsmen began importing juniper from the nearby Mediterranean mountains and using other aromatic herbs to create a gin with a local identity.  In the early 20th century, a family of craftsmen began the brand Xoriguer to market locally and eventually export the traditional gin of Mahon. Read More »