AWC Blog

Month: June 2016

Connor’s Pick: Colpetrone Montefalco Sagrantino

Connor's Pick: Colpetrone Montefalco Sagrantino 2009, $30 Earning their status as one of Montefalco's benchmark producers year after year, the current vintage of Colpetrone's Montefalco Sagrantino has a deep, earthy nose that gives way to a rich body with notes of dried berries and chocolate, reminiscent of decidedly more expensive Amarones. Searching for the perfect…

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Jess’ Pick: Leonardo Bussoletti Ciliegiolo di Narni ‘05035

Jess' Pick: Leonardo Bussoletti Ciliegiolo di Narni '05035' 2015, $17 New vintage, same adorable label, and it checks off all the boxes for the perfect summer red.  Reminiscent of a lip-smacking Beaujolais, this Ciliegiolo over-delivers with bright cherry notes, a light earthy quality, and a refreshing acidity. Serve with a light chill for optimal enjoyment…

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Weekly Tasting Schedule 6/23-6/25

Thursday, 6/23, 6-8pm: Nick from Polaner has an outstanding lineup. We will taste a refreshing Pear Cider, as well as a stunningly complex Chenin Blanc from Leo Steen. For reds, we will taste two fantastic value Garnachas from Spain, fun to compare and contrast! Friday, 6/24, 6-8pm: Dylan from Wilson Daniels will pour a delicious…

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Adam’s Pick: Palacio de Canedo Limonada de Mencía

Adam's Pick: Palacio de Canedo Limonada de Mencía, $14 Sangría that's naturally made with Organically grown estate fruit is surprisingly hard to come by. And when you taste the difference in quality you won't go back to the mass produced stuff ever again. You've probably seen their Godello on our $15 and under shelf, which…

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Saturday 6/18 Proud Pour Tasting!

You may have noticed a North Coast Sauvignon Blanc with an oyster shell tied around its bottle neck gracing our shelves recently. Not only is it a delicious wine, but our good friend Berlin of Proud Pour uses the sale of this wine to fund an incredible rebuilding of New York oyster beds. One hundred…

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Carlos’ Pick: Valdespino Sherry Fino Inocente

Carlos' Pick: Valdespino Sherry Fino Inocente, $28  This single-vineyard Sherry from the Macharnudo Alto is a testament to tradition. While most other makers are using stainless steel, Valdespino is all about the oak. Fermenting under the 'flor' of native yeasts in barrels gives this wine depth and a rich texture, as well as a relatively…

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Adam’s Pick: Chateau Taillefer Pomerol

Adam's Pick: Chateau Taillefer Pomerol 2011, $35 As most Pomerol these days approaches a $100+ price-point, it is refreshing to know that you can still find (a few) relative values from this provincial region that produces some of the greatest wines in the world (Petrus, anyone?). The 2011 vintage will not be as long-lived as…

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Weekly Tasting Schedule 6/9-6/11

Thursday, 6/9, 6-8pm:  The good folks at Barking Irons will be pouring a fine American Applejack that drinks closer to Bourbon than Calvados. Not to be missed! Friday, 6/10, 6-8pm: Lena from IPO will show a wonderful lineup, including a delicious Grüner Veltliner, a layered and complex Viognier, a fun Spanish blend and a complex…

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Weekly Tasting Schedule 6/2-6/4

Thursday, 6/2, 6-8pm: Some of our favorites will be poured by Ben of Weygandt, including a lovely and very inexpensive Côtes de Gascogne white, a southern Austrian Pinot Blanc, a light yet concentrated Pelaverga from Piedmont and a minerally Blaufränkisch from Eisenberg in Austria! Friday, 6/3, 6-8pm: Meghan from T. Edward will be pouring that…

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Adam’s Pick: Domaine Philippe Gilbert Menetou-Salon

Adam's Pick: Domaine Philippe Gilbert Menetou-Salon 2014, $22 Everyone is looking for great Sancerre at around $20 and to be honest, it's a little hard to find. Enter Menetou-Salon. Located a short distance south-west of Sancerre, Menetou-Salon often offers wines made from Sauvignon Blanc that rival those of its more expensive neighbor. This one from…

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