On the Hunt: Lagrein

Another grape on the “one’s who got away” list from our last trip through Italy is a staff favorite, Lagrein. Those who have been with us the last few years may remember Lot 634, St. Helena Lagrein.  It was a cult favorite, and as soon as it was…

On the Hunt: Teroldego

Well, as many of you know, we’ve been poking around quite a bit in Europe over the last few years in search of gems, can’t pass deals, rarities, and oddities.  Many of you know we’ve spent quite a bit of time in Italy specifically, so it’s with a…

On the Hunt: Lemberger

Well, we’ve scored another oddity from the wine world that we’re very excited to share with you. We recently trekked through Washington looking for our usual run of Cabs, Syrahs, Blends, heck, maybe a Merlot or some interesting white wines, but we were fully surprised to see ourselves…

On the Hunt: Rebo

The gifts of Italy continue. We cannot stress how much scouring the globe (and our own backyards) for the finest examples of varieties and terroir expressions, to bring to your door, drives us everyday to keep our eyes, ears, and mouths open to all sorts of opportunities in…

On the Hunt: Pink Prosecco

Yeah, take a sec to let that article title settle in. Yup, pink Prosecco.  Prosecco Rosé?  Sparkling?  Is this for real? Yes.  Yes it is.  And it’s really, really good! Our tour through Italy continues to give us bountiful gifts, as no one was expecting to get our…

July 2021 Industry News

Our Top Read: US wines take the win at the 18th annual Decanter World Wine Awards. Click here for more. In the News: Looks like they’ve proven terroir scientifically exists. Click here for more. South African wineries are hurting still from Covid-19, and an ongoing alcohol ban in the…

On the Hunt: Tannat

There’s something going on in Clarksburg… Roughly two or three years back (memory escapes us at this point for the exact timing), we stumbled on a producer in Clarksburg that has somehow miraculously become a bit of a showstopper for us.  European oddities, in CA soil, just outside…