When I poured the wine by candlelight and the yeasty smell hit the air, my friend asked, what is that, beer? “Beer made with grapes,” I quipped. There was something... read more →
Brand new face for me, and the wine from Zurab Zatusashvili was a charmer. Full on tannin and depth, and yet? Silky. The talk of the tasting. Importer: None.
From the committed to natural and biodynamic Hart family in Paso Robles comes Gelert Hart’s ciders. And what a fabulous entry this is to the category. This one is from... read more →
Having worked at both Prieuré Roch and Domaine de Chassorney gives a fair idea of the lineage Nicolas Testard comes from. He’s got 11 hectares in Saint-Étienne-la-Varenne, about a 17-minute... read more →
Étienne Courtois shares the Quartz vineyard with his father Claude. Their vines are mostly older, own-rooted, protected from phyloxera by the area’s ultra-sandy soils. This is an exuberant, elegant drink.... read more →