AWC Blog

Month: March 2016

Jess’ Pick: Moli Dels Capellans Atrepat 2014

Moli Dels Capellans Atrepat 2014, $15 Just in time for "Chill Yo Reds" Season, which happens to be my favorite, we find a beautiful Trepat to put on the $15 and under shelf. Trepat is indigenous to Northeast Spain, known for being light to medium-bodied with notes of strawberry, raspberry, and rose petal.  The tannins…

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Adam’s Pick: Domaine de la Petite Mairie Bourgueil Cuvee des Galluches 2013

Domaine de la Petite Mairie Bourgueil Cuvee des Galluches 2013, $20 People often overlook Bourgueil, going instead for a bottle of its more famous neighbor of Chinon. And while great Chinon is of course great, fantastic Bourgueil is both fantastic and cheap. Here's a $20 bottle that offers finesse and complexity, with classic Cabernet Franc…

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Weekly Tasting Schedule 3/31-4/2

Thursday 3/31, 6-8pm: Vince from Vinifera will be pouring 4 Italian wines that just hit the shelves! A friendly pink Pinot Grigio from Fruili (trust us, it's awesome), an aromatic Soave from the Veneto, a rich and complex Fiano from Campania, and a medium-bodied red to cap it all off, Aglianico from Basilicata. Stop in…

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Why Not Try…

Chenin Blanc! Though Chenin can be found everywhere from Long Island to South Africa it is commonly associated with the Loire Valley, in areas like Vouvray, Anjou, Montlouis-sur-Loire, and Savennieres. What makes Chenin so special is its versatility.  It can be vinified to be austere, minerally, and refreshing or rich, honeyed, and sweet.  Chenin Blanc…

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Adam’s Pick: Casanova di Neri Rosso di Casanova di Neri 2013

Casanova di Neri Rosso di Casanova di Neri 2013, $21 Casanova di Neri consistently produces some of the finest wines coming out of Italy. For better or worse, this had led to very high scores from critics and in recent years, soaring prices. Luckily for us, their entry-level Rosso, made from the younger Sangiovese vines…

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Carlos’ Pick: Chateau Capbern Gasqueton Saint-Estephe 2008

Chateau Capbern Gasqueton Saint-Estephe 2008, $30 This dry and dense blend from Saint Estephe shows classic Bordeaux style and is drinking perfectly now. Ample black fruit with nuanced and integrated oak shading, gravelly minerality and a smooth and almost chalky finish that gives length and character. Fresh enough for those wanting to hang on to…

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Weekly Tasting Schedule 3/24-3/26

Thursday 3/24, 6-8pm: Dylan from Wilson Daniels will be here with a mix of spirits and wines- something for everyone! For wines he'll have a Blanc de Blancs from iconic West Coast producer Schramsberg, and the red is a wildly delicious value Ribera del Duero.  On the spirits side we'll be featuring two new items,…

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Adam’s Pick: San Fereolo Coste di Riavolo Langhe Bianco

Adam's Pick: San Fereolo Coste di Riavolo Langhe Bianco 2011, $24 You may have tried our other wines from San Fereolo, the great Dolcetto producer of Dogliani (if not, what are you waiting for, they are delicious) but this just in: we snagged a tiny amount of their limited and quite rare white wine produced…

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Why Not Try….

Gamay! Most famous for producing the light-bodied, fruity wines of Beaujolais.  It can also be found in Northern Italy, the Loire Valley, and even Oregon! This is a great alternative for Pinot Noir lovers looking for soft reds with cherry/strawberry notes and occasionally an earthy spice.  Tannins are low and drinkability is high.  If you…

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Weekly Tasting Schedule 3/17-3/19

Thursday 3/17, 6-8pm: Malbec lovers take note! Danica from VOS will be pouring a lovely high-end Malbec from Argentina that you won't want to miss. We are also introducing two fantastic Chenin Blancs from the Loire Valley and a nuanced Riesling from upstate. Friday 3/18, 6-8pm: Apple Jack! Our friends at Barking Irons from Redhook,…

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