Five Tips for Buying Wine Online

Five Tips for Buying Wine Online

Whatever your reason for shopping online, we think it is time to update the wine buying advice to an increasingly virtual world. So here are my five tips on how to shop for wines online. 
Jeff Patten
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VIRTUAL TASTING: Crowley Wines on Instagram Live!

VIRTUAL TASTING: Crowley Wines on Instagram Live!

We know that so many of you have been asking about this, so we are happy to announce that we have finally worked out a virtual wine tasting with Tyson from Crowley Wines. There are some details below! Hope to see you on Instagram Monday, April 6 at 5pm EST, 2pm PST.
Maggie Scudder
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Custom Cases: Made Just for You

Custom Cases: Made Just for You

There is no extra fee or charge for consultation, no lengthy quizzes or interrogations of your taste. In fact, buying a case of wine this way is probably the easiest approach to finding new wines that you’ll love. 
Maggie Scudder
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Arnot Roberts Proves Rosé Season Is Here!

Arnot Roberts Proves Rosé Season Is Here!

It has become an annual tradition in our stores to start off the year’s rosés with Arnot RobertsCrisp watermelon, salty breezes and sun-warmed strawberries dominate the flavor profile here; although this wine is delightfully guzzle-able, there's a complexity here worth savoring.
Joshua Cohen
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The Ultimate Guide to Sancerre, Part 3: Kimmeridgian Limestone

The Ultimate Guide to Sancerre, Part 3: Kimmeridgian Limestone

Perhaps no other soil holds as much appeal to terroir-focused wine drinkers as Kimmeridgian limestone. It's a key ingredient in all the Grands Crus of Chablis and many of the greatest Champagnes of the Côtes des Blancs. You also find it in Sancerre.
JR Thomason
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Our Top 5 Newsletter Stories: 2019, In Review

Our Top 5 Newsletter Stories: 2019, In Review

What follows is a list of our TOP FIVE wine stories from 2019! While these wines may no longer be available, we think the information is interesting enough that we wanted to make it available to you, incase you'd like to revisit, for instance, the Atlantic coasts of Spain or the mountains of northern Italy.
Jeff Patten
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Our Complete Guide to Madeira: Bottled History

Our Complete Guide to Madeira: Bottled History

Madeira is a wine of history, made by mistake and crafted by circumstance. With the ability to last for hundreds of years, sometimes it is, quite literally, bottled history. It’s a region whose great fortune was mirrored in its near extinction. Now these singular wines and their makers are experiencing a resurgence into the hearts and glasses of wine drinkers on the hunt for the authentic.
Maggie Scudder
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The Ultimate Guide to Sancerre, Part Two: Silex

The Ultimate Guide to Sancerre, Part Two: Silex

To get a better look at the terrors of Sancerre, there's no better place to start than the flinty (aka "silex") soils on the eastern edges of Sancerre. This Q&A should give you a good idea what Sancerre on Silex is all about!
Maggie Scudder
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Ultimate Guide to the Terroir of Sancerre, Part One

Ultimate Guide to the Terroir of Sancerre, Part One

Over the last several decades, the name Sancerre has become synonymous with premium dry white wine, making it the safe choice for consumers with no other requirements. As such, it's become one of wine's greatest hits, a wine region with nearly unparalleled brand recognition and customer devotion. This is fair, as virtually any Sancerre is taut, articulate, and often of reliably good quality.
Maggie Scudder
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Vouette et Sorbee's Bio-Dynamism

Vouette et Sorbee's Bio-Dynamism

Terrior is fun for wine geeks to talk about. We can go on and on about subtle differences all day. But it really comes down to this: Betrand’s careful attention is what makes his wine so singular and expressive. The very same vibrancy and life that is in the soil, comes through in the Champagne you drink.
Maggie Scudder
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Featured Wines on Both Coasts!

Featured Wines on Both Coasts!

we've started a very exciting blog series! On each of our local blogs, we are featuring an extended version of our favorite newsletter story every Thursday. We're truly thrilled to bring you more, richer, deeper wine stories to your attention. This is what we love to do! 

Maggie Scudder
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Kickass 2020 Super Bowl Pairings!

Kickass 2020 Super Bowl Pairings!

Classic Super Bowl spreads are the greatest hits of American comfort and fast food. It’s Thanksgiving for snacks: pizza, chicken wings, nachos, chili dogs and pretzels. 

With all that in mind here are few fun picks to pair with your Super Bowl Sunday spread

Maggie Scudder
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