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Aglianico in Excelsis

Meet us at the shop between 4:30 and 6:30 today please. If you can make it, don't miss it. If you can't make it, find a way... Grifalco...

Oddero: Perfectly Barolo

Oddero got a perfect score a couple weeks ago.... yay, blech, cool, ffs... The world will probably never abandon wine scores, but I wish...

Gloire de Loire: Domaine du Collier

Speculation is an area of personal interest*, not so much because I want to sell wine that I've cellared, more so because I want to be...

Barbaresco Time Machine: Voghera Cotta

We love the wines of Piemonte, and stock many of our faves, both values and bottles that are justifiable splurges. Barolo and Barbaresco...

Gruner Lessons: Double Kamptal

Gruner Veltliner, much like Chardonnay, makes a wide variety of dry white wine styles. Most wine drinkers probably know Gruner for...

Most Improbable Cab: Stein Vom Berg 2019

The 2018 vintage of this wine was a real hit last year. When I saw that two cases of the 2019 were available, I did not hesitate to buy...

The Whole Cluster: Gour de Chaulé

When it comes to Rhone wines, we wine lovers of Massachusetts are spoiled for choice. There are so many great wines here, and they're...

Cool Climate Pinot Noir: Withers Peters

Pinot Noir snobs abound. I should know, I'm one. As with so many others, my favorite Pinots are from Burgundy, and probably from famous...

Mt. Etna: Girolamo Russo

The wine above comes from Mt. Etna, Sicily's famously active volcano. When I first got into the wine business, you could not find much...

Sangiovese Schema: Predappio e Lamole

In scheming a diagram of the vast array of styles of which Sangiovese is capable, these two wines might not end up so far apart from each...

14 July, drink Burgundy?

There were many important dates through the French Revolution, and there were notable events before July 14, 1798, but on this day a...

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