If the snow and ice of January and February have you dreaming of all things summer – like the light, white wines we associate with warm weather, sun and fun – consider a wine from Friuli! It is a region in Italy’s northeast corner bordering Austria and Slovenia known for the wide array of white wine...Read More
Let’s face it, this winter has been a rough one for most of us throughout the country and unless you plan on hitting the slopes, you’re probably sick of the snow. Like me though, you probably try to enjoy your time huddled inside with some bottles of red wine. And I couldn’t think of a more approp...Read More
The 2010 Claude Dugat Bourgogne Rouge has all the prerequisites to be a great wine. It is made by a long-time and well-known Burgundy producer, and it is of the sought-after 2010 vintage.
The 2010 Burgundy vintage yielded a small production, and it was given grand reviews.
Antonio Galloni from Vinou...Read More
Straight from the largest vineyard in St. Emilion comes this stunning bottle of 2000 Fombrauge that I recently had the pleasure of tasting with several close friends. Immediately after opening it, I knew that we had an amazing bottle of Bordeaux on our hands.
A lighter wine with an oaky and sweet m...Read More
As we reach the end of January, I find myself really looking forward to and dreaming of spring. It’s inevitable with the passing of the holidays, and I’m sure most people like myself are ready to say goodbye to winter and welcome to the next season. With that always comes the shift from drinking b...Read More
We just checked a magical 2009 Bordeaux into stock that is made at the legendary second growth producer, Rauzan-Segla in Margaux. This wine has been created exclusively for Sokolin with a price of only $29.95 per bottle!
I had been very anxious to taste it because the 2009 vintage is one of Bordeaux’...Read More
Tuscany is the spiritual center of Sangiovese and the home to a handful of other indigenous varietals. It is also one of the first areas in Italy where wineries began to work strongly with international varietals, giving birth to the phrase Super Tuscan. With this spirit in mind, in 1988, Massimo d’...Read More
‘Tis the season to share some bubbly, and this Grower Champagne by Vilmart is perfect to share at just $64.95. With such a creamy texture and long finish, your guests will assume that they are drinking a bottle that costs 3-4X the price!
Vilmart & Cie has been in the Champagne business since the late...Read More
If several big name producers come to mind when you think of Champagne, you might be in for a pleasant surprise. An increasing number of smaller Champagne producers are easier to find in the US than ever before!
One of these is Henriot, a seventh generation family business which has produced Champagn...Read More
About two years ago, the following 91 point review for 2008 Ricominciare Altisimo Malbec was posted in Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate:
“Sandalwood, exotic spices, cherry cola, incense, and assorted black fruits titillate the nose while pointing to an incipiently complex, ripe, plush Malbec with good b...Read More