Wine Recommendations

How do we ship wine during summer?

We can think of many wines to drink in the summer: rosé, champagne, sancerre, chardonnay, the list goes on. However, during summer months, we recommend against shipping wine via ground shipping service.Sometimes, a customer must have her wine for her summer plans, we resort to including ice pack inserts when the package is shipped via Overnight or 2nd Day service. These ice packs are specially designed to include an absorbent rigid foam brick and a special aqueous solution that freezes faster and stays frozen and cold longer. They come packaged in tough durable recyclable polyethylene wrappers with heat welded seams...

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Bordeaux 2018 Releases

"Price hikes for Calon Ségur and Carmes Haut-Brion", thus read the headline from Decanter magazine.  Read more at Decanter.  

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The terroir is worth noting

The terroir is worth noting

When our friends in Bordeaux told us that Château Mangot is surrounded by prestigious names such as Château Valandraud, Château Fleur Cardinale and Château Faugères (three wines we love), it got our attention. As our customers know, we firmly believe in terroir, the complete environment consisting of soil, climate, and people, all critical factors necessary to produce great wine. It turns out the wine critics have also taken note. Highly rated vintage of 2018 Lisa Perrotti-Brown (MW) at Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded a rating of 93-95 points to two wines from Château Mangot. The first is a traditional Saint-Emilion...

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Château Laroque 2018, a stunning success for its début

Château Laroque 2018, a stunning success for its début

Its first rodeo, a stunning success!There is no rodeo in Bordeaux. If we stretch our imagination, the annual wine futures (en primeur) release comes close in comparison. For the first time, Château Laroque is sold on Place de Bordeaux where wine trading takes place. You may call the 2018 en primeur campaign its first rodeo. What a stunning success Château Laroque is having already! No better value for top qualityWe are value hunters, even we were shocked at our latest find. Lisa Perrotti-Brown (MW) at Robert Parker's Wine Advocate gave Château Laroque 2018 a rating of 95-97 points. The chateau...

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Wine of the Month - April 2019

Wine of the Month - April 2019

For the month of April 2019, we turn our focus to the village of Saint-Estèphe. Our selection features 2 exceptional cru bourgeois, and 2 amazing second wines of the super Second Growths: Château Cos d'Estournel and Château Montrose. In addition, 3 of the 4 wines are from vintage 2010, one is from vintage 2015. Our regular customers know that both 2010 and 2015 are considered the peak performance years of Bordeaux Left Bank. With 2010 quickly approaching the 10th anniversary mark, these selections are aged perfectly to be enjoyed today.  The selection: 1 x Château Ormes de Pez 2010, Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel, 90 pts 1 x Château Phélan Ségur 2010,...

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