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July 25, 2016
High Rated Gems... Get them while they last...
All In-Stock…
Great wine doesn’t have to cost a lot…
Ted Clark, Wine Consultant, Pop’s Wine & Spirits,
July, 2016
A steal of a value perfect for
the BBQ!!!!!

"A steal from Lafage is the 2014 Bastide Miraflors, which is a Cotes du Roussillon, and a blend   .....more....
 
A powerful Tuscan for anyone who loves a Full Bodied Cabernet, but loves Italy too! Twin 93’s!!!
"A solid and chewy young red with dried blackberries, licorice  .....more....
 
Classic Barbaresco under $30!!!
"A graceful and detailed red, marked by ripe cherry, strawberry, floral and tar flavors, with the fruit intensity persisting on the finish,  .....more....
 
Tasted in Italy last September, very glad we could get some of this fantastic Chianti Riserva
..… 95 Points too!!!

"Traditional style Chianti  .....more....
 
Highly rated Rioja with 15 years
age on it!!!
"(85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo) Deep ruby color; mushroom and rich, ripe  .....more....
 
Super hard to get, this is the Best South African red I’ve tasted in
a long time!!

Very balanced. Only 150 cases produced...... Extremely  .....more....
 
“Powerful Toro style… at this quality level, the price is quite good." The Wine Advocate
"Remember a wine called “Numanthia” that was a  .....more....
 
Perfection and a great price! Two 3-packs in Original Wooden Boxes Available. Sold by the Bottle!
..... 100 points too!!
"The prodigious 2013  .....more....
 
New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
July 22, 2016
French Café Classic Reborn!
"The newest summer wine sensation is actually a thing from the past. A throw-back to the old bistro days of Southern France when  .....more....
 
"..... hard to find a better value in this category....."
"This is one of the best value Pinot Noirs we have. Bacchus has it all. Pedigree, this wine is  .....more....
 
"..... a seductive, juicy, soft, round opulent style of wine....."
..... 93 points too!!

“A large production (about 5,500 cases) of Cabernet  .....more....
 
"..... the best American white wine for the price....."
..... 92 points too!!

“Josh Jensen's appellation blend is arguably the best  .....more....
 
"..... a beautiful blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon Zinfandel and Petite Sirah....."
"For all our Apothic Red fans, we have a wine for you,  .....more....
 
"..... a beautifully ripe and generous expression....."   ..... 93 points too!!
“Most of Produttori del Barbaresco's production is dedicated to their so-called base wine  .....more....
 
New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
July 19, 2016
Wine Deal Alert!!

They say $14 (Wine Spectator), we say $6+, when bought by the case!!
Killer price on this wine.... We've seen this in Manhattan for TWICE the price! NO.... it's not a mis-print .....more....
 

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July 13, 2016
"Summertime is the perfect time to get some lobsters and pop open some White Burgundy.

99% of White Burgundy is Chardonnay - the confusion lies in all the crazy names... Mostly geographical references... Different towns and vineyard sites...

Here are 7 Great Values at all price points. Some are affordable and some are extravagant but they are all great values! 2014 vintage is on the market now and they are drinking really well out of the gate."

Great wine doesn’t have to cost a lot…
Ted Clark, Wine Consultant, Pop’s Wine & Spirits,
July, 2016

"2014 Macon Villages from Domaine des Vercherres is a terrific value in White Burgundy.
Domaine des Verchères is a family domaine in the northern
 .....more....
 
"The 2014 Louis Latour Montagny is one of our best sellers. Bright, light golden color, on the nose fruity notes of fresh apples and pears emerges. A complex nose with peach . .....more....
 
"This THE best Value in the
whole Email…
The Brocard Vieilles Vignes Sainte Claire is from a selection of very old vines planted after
 .....more....
 
"Pouilly Fuisse’s have been increasing in price due to the constant weather related problems in Burgundy. In the last 4 years, they have lost 1 and a third  .....more....
 
"Terrific weight and density in this 2014 Saint Veran bottling by Vigneron Jean Manciat. 100% Chardonnay planted mid-slope in sandy-limestone soils. Harvested by hand .....more....
 
"From 71 year old vines… Deep. And Very Full Bodied. Great concentration."
93 Points, Wine Spectator
“This is intense, exhibiting
 .....more....
 
"Textbook Puligny-Montrachet, quite lovely and expressive, extremely well balanced with just the right amount of oak, intense yet restrained, elegant, emphasizing the classic  .....more....
 
New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
July 8, 2016
They say $9 (Wine Enthusiast), we say $5+, when bought by the case!!
Is there a better value out there in red wine?.... probably not. Serve this blind, ask people what
 .....more....
 
They say $14 (Wine Spectator), we say $9+, when bought by the case!!
..... 90 points too!!

“Fragrant and juicy, with apple blossom, lime zest and .....more....
 
"..... generous and richly
textured wine....."
“A slightly herbal, minty character gives personality to this full-bodied, generous and richly
 .....more....
 
They say $16 (Wine Enthusiast), we say $12+, when bought by the case!!    ..... 90 points too!!
“This is a delightfully crisp, elegant and lip-smacking wine,  .....more....
 
So.... you like Moscato?
..... well it doesn't get much better than Saracco, read this review.....
 “The 2015 Moscato d'Asti shows sweet sensations of .....more....
 
They say $11 (Wine Review Online), we say $8+, when bought by the case!!   ..... 90 points too!!
“Spot-on Sauvignon Blanc from this Concha Y Toro  .....more....
 
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July 6, 2016
Summer Whites
Summer is here, time to share some off the beaten path extreme values.
Great wine doesn’t have to cost a lot…
Ted Clark, Wine Consultant, Pop’s Wine & Spirits,
July, 2016

"Gascony has some of the most mouthwateringly delicious white wine values on the planet.
If ever there was a wine made to meet the ever-evolving
 .....more....
 
Tired of the same old Pinot Grigio?
"Grab this Sartarelli Verdicchio from arguably the best producer in the Marche region of Italy!
Classic dry white wine that
.....more....
 
"40 Ounce Muscadet (“muss-kuh-day”) is a bone-dry, light-bodied white wine from the Loire Valley of France that is made with Melon de Bourgogne and is paired  .....more....
 
"Arneis is a gorgeous flowery dry white from Piedmont in north-western Italy.
I'd love to be drinking Barolo all the time but when white wine
 .....more....
 
"The 2013 Raymond Reserve Selection Napa Valley Chardonnay opens with delightfully fragrant aromas of pear and guava fruit that are accentuated by  .....more....
 
"White wine doesn't get much better than the vibrant mouth feel of a great WHITE Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Mostly thought as a red wine region, the whites are outstanding  .....more....
 
"Stunning VIOGNIER from Oregon micro producer Penner Ash... Penner Ash makes voluptuous Pinot Noirs in the $45-65 range but their Best Value is their 1000 case  .....more....
 
"Emidio Pepe's PECORINO from Abruzzo is in a class by itself.
Deep orange-yellow color. Candied tangerine peel, minerals and herbs on the nose with a dense
 .....more....
 
"Guigal is one of the last family owned producers with vast holdings of vineyards throughout the Rhone Valley. Their quality in every bottling is authentic and value  .....more....
 
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July 1, 2016
Updated End-Bin List
Many new items added!
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June 28, 2016
The Amazing 2015 German Estate Wines of
Terry Theise

..... a pre-arrival offering

 
....more....
 
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June 22, 2016
Unbelievable Values, Unbelievable Deals!!!
Great wine doesn’t have to cost a lot…
Ted Clark, Wine Consultant, Pop’s Wine & Spirits, June, 2016

Vikingfjord Citrus Flavored Vodka Over 70% OFF!!!!
"Treat yourself to a bright citrus vodka that is refreshingly delicious. Vikingfjord Citrus delivers.
....more....
 
An $18 red Bordeaux for $8! And it’s delicious!
"What happens when a relationship goes down the drain?
A lot of finger pointing
....more....
 
MONSTER OFF THE CHARTS CLOSE-OUT TO KICK OFF ROSE SEASON!!
"89 Points Rated 2014 Garnacha de Fuego Rose – Was $11.99
....more....
 
A 95 Rated Rioja Steal of a deal under $14!!!
 
"95 Rated Rioja’s sell for $50, $60, $70+ a bottle… VERY RARE TO FIND UNDER $25!!!!!!!
....more....
 
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June 14, 2016
Seven Roses I feel you can't party without!
Ted Clark, Pop's Wines & Spirits, June, 2016

"Every year, the hottest Rose in our neck of the woods, Long Island NY, is the Wolffer Estate Rose… (Grab it before it’s gone!) Always seems to vanish in July… perhaps ....more....
 
"On my trip in April, I started the trip in Barolo country tasting the very drinkable 2012 Barolo’s that are starting to show up on our shores. During one such visit .....more....
 
"Pinot Noir Rose’s have long been great values… but often they are too high in price in my opinion.
Here’s an Outstanding Rose of Pinot Noir from Argentina that
.....more....
 
"Looking for something different?
How about a fantastic GREEK Rose… Dio Fili Rose displays Intense Raspberry & Strawberry Flavors with a Crisp Mineral finish.
.....more....
"Muga, Muga, Muga, Muga!!!!
The hottest selling Rose in all of Spain. Period!
Largely in part because they have a world reknowned expert 
.....more....
 
"No trip to Bordeaux would be complete without finding an Outstanding value Rose from World Reknowned Winery Domaine de Chevalier located on prime.....more....
 
"Finally, probably the BEST Deal of the moment… While it lasts!!!
Real Provence Rose… An Old Vine, Luxury Bottling by Hecht & Bannier, that was close to $30
.....more....
 
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June 10, 2016
I love going to parties with Big Bottles…
.....Mags are essential for large groups but showing up with a 3 Liter or 6 Liter becomes the center of attention!

It's officially BBQ season - time to share my picks for Party Success.

Great wine doesn’t have to cost a lot…

Ted Clark, Wine Consultant, Pop’s Wine & Spirits,
June, 2016

"Pinot Grigio - Everyone's drinking it - my advice, don't over spend!! Three quarters of the Pinot Grigio on the market comes from the same cooperative in Delle .....more....
 
"Extremely difficult to find a great Pinot Noir, let alone a Pinot Noir Magnum. 2015 Frontera Pinot Noir from Chile is flat out great for $9 a Mag!" .....more....
 
"Can’t show up without a Rose!
An outstanding rosé, with concentrated flavors of apple, spice and citrus that are flanked by plenty of rich, spicy notes .
.....more....
 
"Summer BBQ in a bottle = Volver!! An outstanding full bodied red from Spain that we can't keep in stock.
Spanish Reds are incredibly awesome at BBQ's -
.....more....
 
"Chianti Classico Reserva La Selvanella is Fattorie Melini's top wine and is a benchmark for Italian wine. La Selvanella was the first wine made from a single.....more....
 
"2010 Opus One MAGNUM - Go Big or Go Home! Want to make your presence known visiting friends in the Hamptons? Nothing better than a MAG of Opus!" .....more....
 
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June 3, 2016
"..... trust me, this is real
delicious stuff......"
"This wine comes from one of the most underrated and anonymous regions in Tuscany. It’s
.....more....
 
They say $17 (Wine Enthusiast), we say $11+, when bought
by the case!!

“Pineapple appears first on the nose and palate, followed by  .....more....
 
"..... Extremely balanced
and fine....."

“So much blueberry and blackberry aromas with hints of lilacs and lavender. Full body, firm
.....more....
 
They say $12 (Tastings.com), we say $7+, when bought by the case!!
“Yellow straw color. Delicate, toasty, creamy aromas and flavors of apple pie and grilled pineapple 
.....more....
 
"..... A Platinum Award winner....."
“The heralded 2010 vintage in Tuscany is all that it's cracked up to be in this powerful Brunello -- Banfi's "regular" bottling. Deep
.....more....
 
"..... where do the best wine values come from?....."
"I am continually asked where do the best wine values come from. Chile, nope. Agentina, not even
.....more....
 
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May 24, 2016

Great First trip to Bordeaux last month.
"Like Disneyland for a few guys that have been drinking/selling Bordeaux for a few decades. Walking up the steps at Lafite with 18 liter bottles adorning each side of the stairs like I used to put candles. Riding golf carts to the tasting
 .....more....


This is the BEST Bordeaux BUY
in the store…
"Super Dark color, Lovely Concentration full of generous tannins and delicious dark opulent
 .....more....
 
"Outstanding Value for the everyday consumer.....
…  Last of the 2010 so don’t wait!!
90 points, Wine Enthusiast
"Concentrated, with a
 .....more....
 
"A phenomenal value!
..... Inky dark and super rich with Intensity very rarely seen at this price point. Esprit is actually sourced from vines located at Chateau .
 .....more....
 
"..... Another stunner....."
..... 94 points Wine Spectator

"Deliciously juicy and engaging, with aromas and flavors of currant, cherry and blackberry preserves
 .....more....
 
"..... The wine is flat out
Gorgeous!....."
"Chateau Bel-Air-Ouy is a GEM! Owned by Jean Luc Thunevin of Chateau Valandraud  .....more....
 
Here’s an absolute no brainer..... Over 55% OFF
"Best Price on Winesearcher is $65.00
This is the 3rd wine of
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100 points & 100 points!
"Look what just walked in the door… Acquired from a longtime Pop’s customer, this wine (and several others – email me for
 .....more....
 
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May 20, 2016
"..... it is an incredible value....."
..... 91 points too!!

“The basic offering from proprietor Ramon Castano Santa, who owns a whopping 1,000 acres
 .....more....
 
Read this review.....
..... 90 points too!!

“This refreshing white offers a clear, focused mix of passion fruit, lime, mango and green apple .
 .....more....
 
They say $36 (Wine Advocate), we say $23+, when bought by the case!!    ..... 91 points too!!
“The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate has a more
 .....more....
 
"..... At this price this is an incredible value....."
"The "Star" of one our most recent staff training wine seminars was the Amarone Della
 .....more....
 
Read this review.....
..... 91 points too!!

“Ruby color. Aromas of creamy chocolate, toffee, and spiced nuts with a satiny, bright,
 .....more....
 
2015 World Value Wine Challenge Best Value Argentine Red under $15     ..... 90 points too!!
“Garnet color. Aromas of blackberry, dried plum, black pepper,
 .....more....
 
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May 19, 2016
Six Outstanding Cabernet Sauvignons
"I do a lot of emails on all sorts of wines, but Cab is King. We all know that Cab's are why we drink Red wine. From Classic Bordeaux to Phenomenal Napa Valley... there's a whole world of Cabs to discover. Here are Six greats at different price points."

Great wine doesn’t have to cost a lot… but sometimes it does!!!
Ted Clark, Wine Consultant, Pop’s Wine & Spirits,
May, 2016

The Best Vintages create the Best Low End Values
"2013 was one the best vintages in California and you can taste it in this wine.
 .....more....
 
"Full bodied, rich and gorgeous.....
.....this little gem from Goliath wine producer Concha Y Toro really delivers the goods for a great price!
Deep red. Intense aromas
 .....more....
 
Leoville Barton for $20!!!!
"Chateau Mauvesin Barton was a highlight visit on my trip to Bordeaux in April. Bordeaux from LEOVILLE BARTON for $20
 .....more....
 
"..... orchestra of aromas, flavors, and textures in this
Bordeaux blend....."

"When Robert Mondavi opened the doors to his eponymous
 .....more....
 
".....  A monster of a wine....."
"2012 scored 96 Points from The Wine Advocate and disappeared FAST!!! 2013 is better and across the board 2013 Cabs have
 .....more....
 
100 Point Gem
"Solid 3-Pack Original Wood Case - Sold as a set - $6666.69 – Absolutely Pristine!!! The 2013 appears set for 25-30 years of longevity.
 .....more....
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May 17, 2016
Wow, some tremendous wines to talk about today.
Nothing like a Great Italian Red... Here are 6 Standouts at several price points from recent tastings...
Great wine doesn’t have to cost a lot…
Ted Clark, Wine Consultant, Pop’s Wine & Spirits,
May, 2016

"Talk about a delicious
Italian Riserva.....

..... red from Southern Italy, Cantele is making terrific values these days. Tasting their lineup
 .....more....
 
"The 2014 Langhe Nebbiolo is a
No Brainer!!!
Barbaresco for $17!!!!! Nebbiolo this good, at this price, is unheard of.
Lively earthy berry fruit
.....more....
 
Tuscany Makes some Incredible Chianti Classico’s!!!
"The classic elegance expected of an Ama Chianti Classico:... ripe red berry fruit well integrated
 .....more....
 
SOMMELIERS CHOICE!
"Here's a Delicious Red to pop open tonight & Enjoy Immediately!!! Grab two Bottles… One is never enough!
From Tuscany’s World
 .....more....
 
In Italy, Russian’s Czar’s are buying this for $1200 a bottle – 99Points!!!
"The 2012 vintage combines the principal characteristics
 .....more....
 
New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
May 13, 2016
The nodding head test.....
"What's the nodding head test you ask? Simple.... if during our weekly staff wine tastings you look around the room and you see
 .....more....
 
This won't last....  .... 95 points too!
A California legend from the excellent 2-012 vintage “From an exceptional vintage, the 2012 Jordan is an impressive wine that 
 .....more....
 
"..... a very interesting red wine....."
..... 91 points too!!

“The 2011 Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva Dimonios is a very interesting red wine that is rooted in
 .....more....
 
“This is a pretty, floral and balanced wine.....
..... elegantly austere in preserved lemon, yuzu and grapefruit, with richer overtones that build
 .....more....
 
They say $8 (Wine Review Online), we say $5+, when bought by the case!!    .....91 points too!!
“Blind tasting strikes again, and in this case we can all save
 .....more....
 
“An immensely likeable white wine.....
..... made in a sunny, fruity style rather than the tangy, high acid model often associated with
 .....more....
 
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May 11, 2016
Spring Whites.....
Here are the six best wines I highly recommend!!!

Getting to that time of the year when we start craving crispy refreshing white wines. Last weekend I took my act on the road to Lititz PA to taste with some great friends and celebrate a milestone birthday. They were my guinea pigs and loved it… Shared some great new wines…
Great wine doesn’t have to cost a lot…
Ted Clark, Wine Consultant, Pop’s Wine & Spirits,
May, 2016

"This was the number ONE favorite White wine Discovery of the night. A Champagne like wine not as heavy as champagne that got better and better to the last drop. Pignoletto .....more....
 
"Crispy, vibrant and full of life this was a big hit because it tasted like wine. Sounds funny but a lot of low end Pinot Grigio's aren't that interesting tasting. .....more....
 
"Last years incredible value white is back! GRU-VEE Wine... in liter bottles, PERFECT FOR   WARM WEATHER!!! Crispy, Peppery, Vibrant, Mouthwatering .....more....
 
"Runaway hit Sauvignon Blanc that got drained before dinner hit the table. There is Nothing like a great Sancerre! We all try to find inexpensive Sancerre's .....more....
 
"Outstanding chardonnay without the oak treatment, vibrantly delicious and a complete homerun... Some tasting it thought it was creamy and oaked, some thought it was .....more....
 
"The best producer of Meursault that I've come across in 10 years tasting wines... Here's their 2014 which we only got a few cases of... GRAB THIS IF YOU LIKE GREAT .....more....
 
New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
May 6, 2016
Updated End-Bin List
Many new items added!
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May 3, 2016

Piedmont is the home to Barolo!
"Finding values is getting tougher and tougher. Once they get the big scores from the Wine Press, they feel they can charge $100 a bottle .....more....
 

New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
April 29, 2016
They say $10 (Tastings.com), we say $7+, when bought by the case!!
..... 91 points too   
"Bright dark dusty ruby color. Lively, fruity, toasty aromas  .....
more....
 
"..... a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity....."     ..... 90 points too!!
“Straw green color. Delicate aromas and flavors of grapefruit custard, pickled pepper, and lemon .....
more....
 
They say $14 (Wine Enthusiast), we say $11+, when bought by the case!!    ..... 91 points too
“Cabernet makes up three-quarters of this blend. Appealing  .....
more....
 
"..... meant for refreshment and enjoyment....."   ..... 90 points too!!
“Picpoul, a wine from the warm, dry Languedoc-Roussillon region, reminds many people   .....
more....
 
They say $26 (Tastings.com), we say $18+, when bought by the case!!    ..... 94 points too
“Bright medium ruby garnet color. Lively, fruity, herbal toasty .....
more....
 
"..... This delicious wine has summer BBQ written all over it....."
I’m always on the lookout for good alternative whites. Now I must say I’m generally not the biggest   .....
more....
 
New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
April 22, 2016
They say $13 (Wine Review Online), we say $10+, when bought by the case!!     ..... 96 points too!!
“Everything about this quintessential Provencal Rosé says .....
more....
 
They say $23 (Wine Review Online), we say $16+, when bought by the case!!     ..... 92 points too!!
“A delightful blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet  .....
more....
 
'2015 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $15 and Under'
“Black garnet color. Bright, buttery aromas of toffee, berry tart, mocha, and herbs with a supple .....
more....
 
“A stunning expression.....
.....of the sunny slopes in Alsace. This sparkling rosé is made from 100% Pinot Noir using whole clusters in the methode  .....
more....
 
They say $20 (Wine Enthusiast), we say $13+, when bought by the case!!     ..... 91 points too!!
“Dry, mossy berry aromas carry punch, while this  .....
more....
 
"..... crisp, refreshing, but most of all flavorful....."
"Savor this moment". That's the tag line you will see on Duck Pond bottles, on their  .....
more....
 
New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
April 15, 2016
"It doesn't get much better.....
..... Picture this: New York City, major wine tasting, I mean hundreds of samples from around the world. Only question is where to start  ....
more....
 
"..... Nice rich flavors are well balanced....."
“Bright clear light golden straw color. Lively, fruity, attractive aromas of ripe stone fruit, peach skin,  ....
more....
 
They say $12 (Tastings.com), we say $9+, when bought by the case!!
..... 90 points too!!

“Black garnet color. Bright, attractive, creamy aromas of  ....
more....
 
"..... A rock solid oaky chardonnay....."
“Brilliant golden yellow color. Lively, toasty, oaky aromas and flavors of roasted nuts, coffee, and  ....
more....
 
"Here is a classic inside and out......
.....Merlot has certainly regained its footing in the last several years as wine lovers remember just how rich and rewarding good  ....
more....
 
"..... A very tasty and appetizing pinot grigio....."  ..... 90 points too!!
“Golden straw color. Delicate aromas and flavors of baked kiwi, apple and nectarine and delicate  ....
more....
 
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March 29, 2016

Perfect Provenance!
..... 98 points too!!

It's rare that we can confirm a wine's provenance, but we can in this case.  ....
more....
 

New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
March 25, 2016
"..... freshness and flavor intensity....."
"We discovered the Isle Saint Pierre Rose at our most recent staff tasting seminar. ....
more....
 
They say $8 (Beverage Testing Institute), we say $6+
..... 88 points too!!

“Gold color. Bright, fruity, creamy aromas  ....
more....
 
They say $17 (Vinous), we say $13+, when bought by the case!   ..... 91 points too!!
“Vivid ruby, Sexy. Sweet concentrated  ....
more....
 
"..... this was the white
of the night....."
"Gavi (Cortese grape), a white wine from the Piedmont region in northwest Italy  ....
more....
 
"..... Elegant and smooth, with firm tannins and beautiful structure....."
"Napa On My Mind". Is that a song I heard  ....
more....
 
“If Centine Rosso isn't the finest $11 red wine.....
..... in the world, it's close. On the nose it shows a floral note with a hint of dried  ....
more....
 
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March 25, 2016

Pisoni Pinot Noir under $25 is rare these days.
"Jump on this 2014 Luli Pinot Noir (made by Jeff Pisoni, yes THAT Pisoni)  ....
more....
 

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March 24, 2016

One of my favorite wines from Tuscany.
"2009 “Grosso Sanese” from Il Palazzino. What a score this is…   ....
more....
 

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March 23, 2016

Nothing like well stored Top Flight Bordeaux Red re-released 18 years later…
"$116+ is a great price for 18 year old PERFECT ....
more....
 

New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
March 18, 2016
"Continuing my series of unbelievable values....
..... here’s a phenomenal value Sauvignon Blanc! Some of the best values in wine ....
more....
 
"What is Monferrato Rosso?
..... It’s a Super Piemontese. What is a Super Piemontese? It’s a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Nebbiolo....
more....
 
“Subtle blackberry, black currant.....
..... and hints of wood. Full to medium body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Drink ....
more....
 
Gold Medal Winner, less than $10!
"A Sonoma Tradition Since 1904. This Chardonnay is much more ....
more....
 
"..... a remarkable example of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon working together....."
"The Australian wine ....
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They say $7 (Wine Review Online), we say $4+, when bought by the case!!
..... 90 points too!!

..... are you kidding ....
more....
 
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March 16, 2016

"Really rare to find Brunello under $25…
Even rarer to find an under $25 Brunello with a solid 92 point review. The 2011 ....
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March 14, 2016

"..... another sleeper of the vintage....."
"Chateau Senejac in Haut Medoc is owned by Chateau Talbot. Talbot is a  ....
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New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
March 11, 2016
"..... hard to beat this wine for its quality and price....."
"It is quite often that we feature this wine; however it is with good reason. It is  ....
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"..... one of the most affordable Amarone's you will find....."
"Amarone is certainly on the top of any wine ....
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"..... It’s intense and concentrated....."
"Chateaunuef du Pape quality at a fraction of the cost! I know a lot of you are like ....
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"..... plush and seductive....."
“If all Merlot tasted like this one from Grgich Hills Estate, the varietal would not be lampooned but ....
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"..... tastes like it should cost a lot more!....."
"About 6 months ago we featured the highly successful Gran Passione for ....
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Read this review.....
..... 92 points too!!

“The 2013 Heritage is a beauty. Supple, well-integrated, velvety tannins, sweet black ....
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March 5, 2016
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New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
February 26, 2016
They say $15 (Wine Enthusiast), we say $10+, when bought by the case!!
..... 90 points too!!
“Even big brands....
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They say $20 (Wine Review Online), we say $15+, when bought by the case!!
..... 94 points too!!
Pay $27.99 at that....
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They say $55 (Wine Spectator), we say $36, when bought by the case!!
..... 94 points too!!

"Fresh, elegant  ....
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They say $7 (Wine Review Online), we say $4+, when bought by the case!!
..... 90 points too!!

“Here's a non-vintage,....
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"..... outstanding value in high-quality Chardonnay....."
"Lots of tastings the last few weeks.
Here’s an Excellent .....
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They say $25 (Wine Review Online), we say $19+, when bought by the case!!
..... 96 points too!!

“What a gorgeous....
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Great Wine doesn't have to cost a lot!

February 26, 2016

" I Love when I think it’s a $50-60 wine.....
..... and it turns out to be much more affordable, like $25+
I love tasting wines....
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Great Wine doesn't have to cost a lot!

February 24, 2016

Solid value here......
"Having visited the estate of Luciano Sandrone, I can assure you, he spares no expense to make World Class ....
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February 23, 2016

Here’s a Super Limited California Collectible Pinot Noir from DuMol that’s impossible to find…
"2012 Vintage,   ....
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Great Wine doesn't have to cost a lot!

February 20, 2016

This has to be the best California Sauvignon Blanc on the planet!
"I commonly hear from customers that they  ....
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New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
February 19, 2016
They say $25 (Wine Enthusiast), we say $16+, when bought by the case!!
..... 92 points too!!
“Truly a wine that  ....
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They say $14 (Wine Enthusiast), we say $11+, when bought by the case!!
..... 90 points too!!

“This delicious wine ....
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"..... promises to be a very enjoyable wine....."
..... 93 points too!!
“Pinino's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino sees fruit ....
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They say $23 (Wine Spectator), we say $18+, when bought by the case!!
..... 91 points too!!

“There's density to ....
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Read this review.....
..... 90 points too!!

“Aromas of barrel spice, vanilla, dill and blue-black fruit are bright and  ....
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How are these still
out there?
"Another Great 2010 Red Bordeaux from Graves, $16+!!!  Note to self: Buy  ....
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Great Wine doesn't have to cost a lot!

February 17, 2016

"Everybody was mesmerized.....
..... that this had to be one of the best values they’ve tried in a long time.  ....
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New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
February 12, 2016
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“This very attractive wine checks off each box: a seductive oak-spice aroma, rich fruit flavors,  ....
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"Ever seen $30 Provence Rose for $7.87 a bottle??
I never have. Real Provence Rose… An Old Vine, Luxury Bottling by Hecht  ....
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They say $54 (Wine Review Online), we say $42+ when bought by the case!!
..... 93 points too!!

"The Merlot masters ....
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"..... This 100% Pinot Noir is silky and seductive....."
"True Pinot Noir! Winemaking is comprised of so many aspects that it is  ....
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"A new wine?.....
.....That's the question I am frequently asked when I recommend this versatile offering from  ....
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"..... strawberries, raspberries and cherry....."
"Always a favorite; fresh, dry and rich, with hints of strawberries, . ....more....
 
New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without
February 5, 2016
Outstanding $18+ Rioja Reserva.....
.....for Grilled Argentinean Beef, or you can age it a decade!! Something ....
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Oreno is in the top ranks of Tuscan greatness.
97 Points – James Suckling
"Fabulous aromas of blackberries, orange ....
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They say $18 (Wine Review Online), we say $13+, when bought by the case!!
“If you decant this Chardonnay or at least give your ....
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They say $14 (Wine & Spirits Magazine), we say $7++, when bought by the case!!
"Grown organically in Gualtallary, this is a ....
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"...quite plush and velvety.."
"Following one’s passion takes you in new directions. Steve and Carol Girard founded Girard Winery in ....
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Red Super Value is Fantastic less than $75 per case!
"Everybody’s looking for value these days. I can’t think of a better inexpensive ....
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January 29, 2016
"..... great quality for a gentle price....."
“Lithe and dancing in texture, yet robustly concentrated with yellow peach and cherry flavorsl  ....
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"..... affordable wine will shine at mealtime....."
“This sophisticated, dry and affordable wine will shine at mealtime due to its   ....
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They say $13 (Wine Enthusiast), we say $10, when bought by the case!!
“There’s nice restraint on the nose of this judiciously priced   ....
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They say $12.35 (Wine Enthusiast), we say $9+, when bought by the case!!
“Cocoa, plum and vanilla aromas are followed by creamy ....
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"..... A balanced Pinot Grigio that's creamy in texture....."
“Bright and fruit-forward, offering lively peach and passion fruit notes underscored by rich,   ....
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They say $11 (Wine Enthusiast), we say $7+, when bought by the case!!
“Aromatic and elegant, generous and supple, this tastes rich   ....
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Great Wine doesn't have to cost a lot!

January 28, 2016

How often do you get a chance to buy a 95 Rated $175 bottle of Phenomenal Red for less than $52+
"Montepeloso Nardo Rosso 2011 - The premier Sangiovese  ....
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