Wine Recommendations

Stay In, Drink Wise

Stay In, Drink Wise

The news on the frontline is not improving, yet.  Authorities say it could get worse before it gets better.We are not sitting still.  We won't face this crisis lying down.  Allow us to cheer you up.  Here is a joint gift offer from Laguna Cellar and Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: a 3-month free subscription for you to acquire wine knowledge you may not have had time to do before.To redeem our offer, follow this link: https://www.robertparker.com/redemption-codes/redeem, use this code STAYIN3w2do3.  Voila! Here's what this gift offer allows you to enjoy:  The Wine Advocate fully searchable database of more than 400,000 tasting notes, scores, articles...

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Wine In The Time of Quarantine

Wine In The Time of Quarantine

A French friend shared this a couple days ago, before the bad news about COVID-19 forced 1 out of 5 Americans to stay home. Wine may not substitute the essential role of a mask to your health if you are on the frontline. But nothing can substitute the essential role of good wine to your happiness while practicing social distancing. COVID-19 is all over the news with even members of the US Congress starting to test positive of infection this morning. While social distancing will help us contain the spread of the virus, the closure of restaurants and bars has...

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A Holiday Gift Idea: Léoville Barton Vertical Selection

A Holiday Gift Idea: Léoville Barton Vertical Selection

Wine Spectator magazine publishes a Top 100 Wine List each year.  Out of the top 100 wines, the Top 10 List is released before Thanksgiving.  It often becomes the default holiday gift guide for wine enthusiasts.Château Léoville Barton 2016 was the #1 selection on the just-published Top 10 List of 2019.  We feel it is only fair to point out that Robert Parker's Wine Advocate rated the 2015 vintage of Château Léoville Barton even higher than the 2016 vintage.Today, we present a special vertical selection of 3 vintages of Château Léoville Barton: 2014, 2015 & 2016.  In our opinion, a vertical tasting is the best shortcut to learn as much...

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Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Holiday Shipping Deadlines

To ensure your packages arrive in time for Christmas, please observe these shipping deadlines. 

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Almaviva 2016

Almaviva 2016

James Suckling is not a strange name to wine enthusiasts.  He was the senior editor of Wine Spectator magazine for years, and made a name as a wine critic who gives out enthusiastic ratings.  After starting some of Wine Spectator's well-known practices such as the annual listing of Top 100 Wines, he left to start his namesake wine review web site.  In 2018, he awarded 100 points perfect score to Almaviva 2015, a wine produced by the Bordeaux heavyweight Château Mouton Rothschild.  At the time, Almaviva was not a household name among the wine drinking public.  Because James Suckling is based in...

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