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  • Samuel Delafont

    Like great chefs, Samuel Delafont knows that quality ingredients are the foundation of an unforgettable tasting experience. And his commitment to that is so high that he’s willing to invest three times the regular price to ensure access to the Languedoc’s best of the best each harvest. As an artisan négociant, he has the freedom to select these top grapes from the most sought-after appellations in the Languedoc like Pic St. Loup and La Clape. Additionally, all of the selections are …

  • Domaine de la Begude

    The prestigious Vigneron magazine features the greatest winegrowers and finest vineyards in France – and beyond – in its quarterly publication. And Guillaume Tari, winemaker of Domaine de la Bégude, certainly fits that criteria! In their Autumn 2020 edition, the Bandol estate, and the man behind these extraordinary wines, take center stage. “For many, Provence is synonymous with rosé,” writes Vigneron, “and at La Bégude, they produce one of the most beautiful there is…but on these raw and wildlands of …

  • Chateau Peyrat-Fourthon

    Château Peyrat-Fourthon joins the Cognac One portfolio with their elegant, certified kosher left bank Bordeaux We’re proud to introduce La Demoiselle d’Haut-Peyrat 2015 to the United States for the first time! The wine is vinified in stainless steel vats with hot and cold temperature control, before undergoing malolactic fermentation as it ages in oak barrels 12-18 months. Sustained by well-rounded tannins, it’s an elegant left-bank Bordeaux with notes of blackberry, currant, and licorice. View the wine.      La Demoiselle …

  • João Nicolau de Almeida

    Portugal has been producing wine for more than 2,000 years but for most of that time only bottling Port. The modern inclusion of still wines has led to a careful balancing act between respecting the old and pioneering the new. From a long lineage of Douro winemaking greats, João Nicolau de Almeida practices this balance with natural intuition. His father liked to joke that his children were born with a small percentage of alcohol already in their blood. Douro …

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    July 23, 2020
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    summer rouge

    Sometimes, no matter what the season, there’s no substitute for a great bottle of rouge! For those moments, here’s five summertime go-to’s for chillable reds and BBQ pairings.    Domaine La Gemière Sancerre Rouge “Cuvée Initiale” 2018 Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir from the Loire Valley, France Tasting Notes: Supple and soft texture with notes of ripe raspberries, cherries, and strawberries. A hint of licorice touches the finish. Food Pairings: Perfect for a summer picnic! Serve lightly chilled and paired with …

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    Château Kefraya is a pioneer in putting Lebanese winemaking on the world stage as a producer of exceptional wines with deep terroir expression. Winemaker Fabrice Guiberteau joined Xavier Flouret for a discussion on Kefraya’s unique history and their commitment to blending tradition with modernity. “I want to make wines that express their origin. I don’t want to copy a Bordeaux or Burgundy wine, for example. It’s very important that our wines show this singularity: that they’re truly coming from Château …

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    6% of Americans claim they don’t consume meat – a 600% increase since 2014! As the health and environmental benefits of a plant-based diet become more mainstream, the growing demand for vegan products includes wines to match. Navigating that search can be complicated, as traditional animal-product fining agents like beeswax and eggs are commonplace in many bottles. Here are some wineries you can count on for 100% vegan wines! Domaine de la Bégude “We have held a biological philosophy for 25 years. Certified …

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    The Minervois La Livinière from Domaine de L’Ostal received 90 pts from Wine and Spirits! Jean-Michel Cazes, owner of the Château Lynch-Bages in Pauillac (the famous Bordeaux Grand Cru Classé), spent many years in Languedoc seeking the finest terroirs. He purchased the L’Ostale estate in 2002 after falling in love with the commune of La Livinière, the birthplace of Minervois and the first appellation to be classified as a “Cru du Languedoc.” The wines, made by oenologist Delphine Glangetas, are …

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    The story started in 2002, when the prominent Cazes Family purchased two neighboring estates in the small town of La Livinière and combined them to create a new singular 370-acre (150 ha) domaine, with 148 acres (60 ha) of vineyards and 62 ac (25 ha) of olive groves. Already the owner of the Château Lynch-Bages in Pauillac (the famous Bordeaux Grand Cru Classé), Jean-Michel Cazes spent many years in Languedoc seeking out for the most magnificent terroirs. He felt in …

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    We have excellent news for the latest vintage of the noble Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos from Château Dereszla!! The 2013 was awarded a Silver Medal AND rated 94 Points by Decanter!! This delightful elixir, also known as “the wine of the royals” is made up of 70% Furmint and 30% Hárslevelű grapes, native to Hungary. A part of the grapes used to make this delicious nectar are the well-known botrytized Aszú grapes from the Tokaji region late harvest as …