Pernand-Vergelesses: Red and White on the Edge of Burgundy

The Edges of Burgundy series continues today. We've already explored St. Aubin, Santenay, Savigny-les-Beaune, Mercurey and Marsannay, looking for stellar values in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Today's village is Pernand-Vergelesses. More so than any of the other villages covered in this Edges of Burgundy series, Pernand-Vergelesses qualifies for its Edges status thanks to both its red wine and its white wines.  Don't be surprised by this: P-V lies just beneath Corton, the great hill and only village (a small exception in Musigny aside) capable of making Grand Cru wine from both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. With two grapes for the price of one village, this is an area worthy of your attention. ... Read More »

New York Times Fall Wines: 20 under $20

Eric Asimov’s New York Times “Fall Wine: 20 under $20” column is out, and he’s singing our song! It’s not just that, once again, “You can find that wine here” (we work with virtually all of these wines regularly and have three quarters of them in right now). It’s that, again, he’s hit on one of our key points: there’s a ton of truly delicious wines in the $15-$25 range that “snap you to attention, fill you with wonder or simply move you by their sheer deliciousness.” Eric's picks are for drinking now. But I’m going to hit another of our favorite themes: many of these wines are also perfect for the reasonable cellar. The same qualities that make them delicious now ... Read More »

Ribeira Sacra and Ribeiro Meet the Winemaker Tasting This Saturday

This Saturday, October 24, from 2-4pm, we will welcome Pedro Rodriguez, winemaker at Ribeira Sacra's Guimaro, and Luis Rodriguez of the eponymous Ribeiro winery to the shop, and we couldn't be more excited. They will be sharing and discussing their wines, and will be joined by their trailblazing importer and Spanish Wine guru, Jose Pastor. This will be a great chance to enjoy--and learn about--some of the most exciting wines being made today. As we've written many times in our newsletter and blog, Ribeira Sacra and Ribeiro are very special regions, blessed with a cooler climate than central Spain (we think of these regions as part of "Green Spain"), as well as incredible vineyard sites, old ... Read More »