AWC Blog

Month: November 2017

Seth’s Pick: Tread Lightly Merlot Backsberg, South Africa 2014

  Backsberg is the first SA winery to achieve carbon neutral status, and is one of only three in the world that hold that position. In keeping with their commitment to the environment, they have released a new label, Tread Lightly, which is packaged in their new PET (polyethylene terephthalate, full biodegradability, low carbon footprint),…

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Amanda’s Pick: Nitída Semillion Durbanville, South Africa 2015

  Semillon is a grape most widely recognized as either a apricot/honey-like blending grape in Bordeaux Blanc or a rich, waxy textured Australian white. Planted in South African soil, it takes on an entirely different identity. This wine has one striking note that stood out to all of us upon tasting it - jalapeño. Not…

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Weekly Tasting Schedule

Thursday 11/9, 6-8pm: Brittany will pour some Grand Cru selections including a unique Gamay from a little known region. Saturday 11/11, 4-6pm: Icy from Bonhomie will pour some Bonhomie selections including a Piedmontese red. Not to be missed!

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Spotlight: 91 Pts Wine Spectator “Smart Buy”

  We've had this wine for a few months but the Wine Spectator just gave it 91 points so it won't last long.  Come grab it while you can.   San Felice Chianti Classico 2015 $17 Rich and dense, with bright black cherry, earth, tobacco and tar flavors fanning out through the long finish. There’s…

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ABC (Anthing but Chardonnay)

ABC - (Anything But Chardonnay) was such a constant refrain at a restaurant where I used to work that one year we made up t-shirts. I understand not liking the big, rich buttery, oaky Californian examples, but that's a narrow type to paint all Chardonnay with. Even in California there are many examples that go…

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Seth’s Pick: Iconic Wines ‘Heroine’ Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 2016

  Iconic Wines represent the new wave of Californian winemakers, where two friends interested in wine roll up their sleeves (and the dice), hire a great winemaker (Dan Petroski, Larkmead and Massican) to get them started and teach them how to go forward on their own. Now on their 6th vintage the two best friends…

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Weekly Tasting Schedule

Thursday 11/2, 6-8pm: Valerie from Wineberry will pour Lynch-Bages second label, and a South American Cabernet Friday 11/3, 6-8pm: Patrick from MS Walker will pour a bourbon, an Oregon Pinot Noir, and some sparkling Italian white. Saturday 11/4, 4-6pm: Mike from IPO will pour some high end stunners in John Alban's Viognier and Jonata's Meritage.…

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