France

The Woodcocks

The Woodcocks

M. Chapoutier Côte-Rôtie “Les Bécasses” 1999 13.0% ABV | Price: about $56 We purchased this bottle at the winery in June 2002, while on…

Quincy

Quincy

Domaine Lecomte Quincy “Vielle Vignes” 2008 13.0% ABV | Price: about $20 Pale straw yellow and aromatic, with a salty, floral nose. On the…

Enfants de la Patrie

Enfants de la Patrie

Domaine des Varinelles, Famille Daheuiller Saumur-Champigny 2006 13.5% ABV | Price: about $25 It’s Bastille Day, so a good time to think about my…

Stony, Steely

Stony, Steely

Domaine de la Pepière Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur Lie 2009 12% ABV | Price: about $15 This wine is clear pale yellow, offering…

Not Typical

Not Typical

Le Clos de Caveau Vacqueyras Le Carmin Brillant2007Current price: about $23 We're Vacqueyras fans, so we were happy to find this bottle recently at…

Ventoux

Ventoux

Domaine de Fenouillet Ventoux Rosé2009Current price: about $13 (with case discount we paid $10) I love rosé, and I love the southern Rhône, so…

Sympathique

Sympathique

Domaine de la Jaufrette Vacqueyras 2001Current price: about $16 Lying back once again into the Rhône's liquid embrace. This wine is so inky black…

Red Pepper

Red Pepper

Château Beauchêne Côtes du Rhône Villages   "Les Charmes" 2007Current price: about $15 Youthful and tight, but fun, too, with lots of good, sharp structure….

Unaffected

Unaffected

Trimbach Pinot Blanc2006Current price: about $12 Very light, with a slightly flowery nose, clear and clean. It drinks a little appley, almost like dry…

Red, Green

Red, Green

Domaine Fouassier Sancerre L'étourneau2005Current price: about $26 This wine is 100% pinot noir, which one might guess from its color and ringing clarity. But it…

Drink, Memory

Drink, Memory

Paul Jaboulet Aîné Côte-Rôtie "Les Jumelles"2000Current price: varies widely; about $45 We bought this wine at the source, on a trip to the Northern Rhône…

Ringing It In

Ringing It In

Louis RoedererCristal Champagne Brut1996Current price: about $350 Last night, to ring in the New Year, we pulled the cork on this elegant bottle of…