Red Champagne: Gerbais Coteaux Champenois

Still red wine is made in Champagne. You will not find a lot stateside, but they are here. Gerbais is one of our favorite growers in Champagne, and their bubbles are well worth seeking out, but they also make one of the best still wines we've had from Champagne, and at a reasonable price*. If you're into Pinot Noir**, you owe it to yourself to try a Coteaux Champenois at some point. Gerbais Coteaux Champenois 2019 - $55 This note is from 24 hours after opening with half the b

Old Vine Burgundy: Goisot Les Mazelots

If you're into Burgundy, you know that the world just can't get enough. Price and availability are going in opposite directions, and I think you can guess which way for each. Finding "value" is possible, but you have to look outside the big-name villages (Gevrey, Chambolle, Vosne...) and that's where we're headed today. The commune of Irancy is quite a bit north and west of the center of Pinot Noir production in Burgundy, sitting just south of Chablis in an area mostly known

It's Willamette, Dammit!

This week, Oregon's Willamette Valley is the star, and we have chosen four wines that we think will shine with the imminent Thanksgiving feast. Day Wines 'Vin de Days' 2017 From organic and biodynamic vineyards, a blend of 38% Pinot Blanc, 20% Muller Thurgau, 19% Riesling, 18% Pinot Gris and 5% Muscat, one might compare this wine to the Edelzwicker style of Alsace but you wouldn't find Muller Thurgau in Alsace and this fresh darling really speaks of its own origins, the Willa