AWC Blog

Month: April 2018

Weekly Tasting Schedule

Thursday, April 26th 6-8pm: A Saumur Blanc, a California Chardonnay and a Piedmontese red. Friday, April 27th 6-8pm: A Torrontes, a Central Coast red blend and Napa Sauvignon Blanc as well as a red from Uruguay. Saturday, April 28th 4-6pm: Domestic red, whites and rosés.

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Seth’s Pick: Castellroig Cava Rosat NV

Body: medium Fruit: red berries, bread, biscuits, and fresh violets Food Pairings: jamon iberico, rice and noodle dishes, fruit desserts Organic: yes One of the very few still family owned Cava producers in Spain, Castellroig takes its winemaking seriously following the Champagne method. Hand harvesting, steel tank fermentation, hand riddling, and dosage using still wine,…

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Anna’s Pick: Canard-Duchêne Cuvée Léonie Brut Rosé NV

Body: medium Fruit: strawberry, red currant, raspberry, grenadine, cherry, biscuit, lemon zest, spicy floral Food Pairings: aperitifs, salmon, chicken, pork, risotto, fried food, fruit desserts Organic: no (sustainable) Canard-Duchêne is considered a national treasure in France because it provides an excellent value for the money. It is so cherished among savvy locals that they say…

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Weekly Tasting Schedule

Thursday, April 19th 6-8pm: An exclusively Italian tasting with three reds from three different regions. Friday, April 20th 6-8pm: An all-French tasting with a white blend from an obscure region, a Bandol rosé and a Bourgoueil. Saturday, April 21st 4-6pm: A California sparkling along with a Zinfandel.

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Spotlight: The Best Cabernet in Chile

Spotlight: The Best Cabernet in Chile When most people think of Chilean wine, they think of simple, inexpensive, easy-drinking party wine.  We're guilty of falling into that trap ourselves. But Chile also boasts some world class wines as well. Winemaking in Chile dates back to the 16th Century and its great potential and stellar growing…

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Weekly Tasting Schedule

Thursday, April 12th: No Tasting Scheduled. Friday, April 13th 6-8pm: A fun Austrian red, a unique Croation red as well as a Georgian white and red. Saturday, April 14th 4-6pm: A South African merlot and Syrah.

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Spotlight: One of the World’s Elite Wines

"Le Pergole Torte isn’t a great Tuscan or Italian wine. It is simply one of the world’s elite wines." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous We are pleased to offer a wine from one of our favorite producers, Le Pergole Torte from Montevertine. Martino Manetti is following in the very big footsteps of his father, Sergio Manetti,…

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Amanda’s Pick: G.D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo 2016

  Body: Medium Fruit: Ripe red berries with a perfumed nose of violets and roses Food Pairings: Slow braised beef, hearty stews, tomato-based dishes Organic: no G.D. Vajra was founded in 1972 by husband and wife Aldo and Milena Vaira. Aldo broke from family tradition when he inherited almost 100 acres of vineyards in Vergne…

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Joe’s Pick: Castello Romitorio Rosso di Montalcino 2015

Body: Medium Fruit: Bitter cherry with herbal notes Food Pairings: Bistecca Fiorentina, a heroic sized T-bone steak, served aside arugula or broccoli rabe. Organic: no Romitorio's Rosso di Montalcino is an Italian artist's pet project, a wine produced from vineyards on slopes surrounding a 12th century castle. The wine itself is a "Baby Brunello" made completely…

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Weekly Tasting Schedule

Thursday, April 5th: We'll have a selection of new world reds and casual drinkers including a stunning Oregon pinot. Friday, April 6th: Italian wines, both whites and reds as well as a Provencal rosé. Saturday, April 7th: Both new and old world reds, a rare white and a fun surprise.

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