The Barolo Breakdown, Part 5: Monforte d’Alba

The Barolo Breakdown, Part 5: Monforte d’Alba

Monforte shines through its sheer diversity. 

It does have quite a bit of limestone in its soils, but less than Serralunga, and in general the soil types, altitudes and orientations are as mixed up in Monforte as in any other village. 

Jeff Patten
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The NY Times' Summer Sparkling Wines: Crémants, Pét-Nats and More

The NY Times' Summer Sparkling Wines: Crémants, Pét-Nats and More

We spotted a recent column in the New York Times from the esteemed Eric Asimov — a column encouraging readers to celebrate even the mundane with 12 bottles of fizzy wine, and not a Champagne among them. All of our favorites, from every corner of the winemaking world and from myriad varieties, were represented. 
Valerie Pimpinelli
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Flatiron's Guide to Austrian Wine, Part 1: Tiny Country, Mighty Wines!

Flatiron's Guide to Austrian Wine, Part 1: Tiny Country, Mighty Wines!

It’s an exciting time to discover the wines of Austria. The dynamic styles produced by the technically proficient graduates of the Klosterneuburg juxtapose the experimental natural winemakers breaking the mold in every region.
Clara Dalzell
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Spotlight on Growing: Tschida's Brutal and Labaille's L'authentique

Spotlight on Growing: Tschida's Brutal and Labaille's L'authentique

We've highlighted two producers and wines that could not be more different. But, what do they have in common? Easy: a commitment to incredible, singular, focussed wine making. 
Maggie Scudder
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The Barolo Breakdown, Part 4: Castiglione di Falletto

The Barolo Breakdown, Part 4: Castiglione di Falletto

I adore Castiglione di Falletto because it is balanced.  The best wines possess a regalness and composure that is only possible when you stray from the opposite ends of a spectrum and wander towards the happy middle.  

Here you have wines that do have intense structure and aromas – of course, as this is Barolo! – but also poise. 

Jeff Patten
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Barolo Breakdown, Part 3: Barolo

Barolo Breakdown, Part 3: Barolo

These vineyards only make up about 10% of the DOC Barolo, but they make a far larger percentage of the best known wine, and 100% of the village is entitled to produce Nebbiolo called Barolo.
Jeff Patten
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Watch Now: Virtual Wine Tasting with Clos Cibonne

Watch Now: Virtual Wine Tasting with Clos Cibonne

Watch our LIVE virtual tasting with Olivier, winemaker at Clos Cibonne now!
Clara Dalzell
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Barolo Breakdown, Part 1: La Morra

Barolo Breakdown, Part 1: La Morra

La Morra is a very important village! And not just because it’s charming to visit and has a number of top producers and vineyard sites. 

It’s also important because it produces a lot of wine! Look at any map of Barolo’s villages and  you’ll see that La Morra is a giant blob taking over the entire northwest corner of the area. This blob produces around 25% of all Barolo.

Jeff Patten
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Join us! Celebrate Pride with a Donation to Transgender Law Center!

Join us! Celebrate Pride with a Donation to Transgender Law Center!

For the month of June, we have teamed up with Nomadica and their terrific canned wines. $1 for every can bought this month will go directly to the Transgender Law Center. 

SHOP NOW!

Maggie Scudder
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The Barolo Breakdown: Part 1

The Barolo Breakdown: Part 1

In the wine world, people are often reluctant to pick favorites, especially in print. But I’m going to do it anyway: I declare that Barolo is the greatest wine of Italy. I love many wines from all over Italy, but I have picked a favorite, and it is Barolo.
Jeff Patten
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VIRTUAL TASTING: Thibaud Boudignon on Instagram Live!

VIRTUAL TASTING: Thibaud Boudignon on Instagram Live!

We're hosting another Instagram live tasting! This time with the incredible Thibaud Boudignon!

Join us on 4/25 at 3pm EST in welcoming one of our shops' favorite winemakers

Maggie Scudder
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VIRTUAL TASTING: Oddero Barolo on Instagram Live!

VIRTUAL TASTING: Oddero Barolo on Instagram Live!

Join us on 4/23 at 5pm EST in welcoming Pietro and Isabella Oddero! They'll walk us through the new, and stunning, 2016 vintage. Plus, they'll be available to answer all your questions! 
Maggie Scudder
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