I have fond memories of walking into Paris’s Racines (when Pierre Jancou reigned) and frequently seeing the tousled-headed, boxer-visaged Christian Venier sitting at the bar. Whatever he brought with him... read more →
The super serious and sensitive Etienne de Bonnaventure is behind the winemaking for his family’s domain, and this 2011 is yet another example of an undersung vigneron. Fermentation and elevage... read more →
From organic vines between 15-45 years from limestone soils. Damien raises this wine in tank, no wood involvement. The result is a wine with purity, structure, velvet, bones, dusty fruit... read more →
I'm hunting the Leon Trotskys, the Philip Roths, the Chaucers and the Edith Whartons of the wine world. I want them natural and most of all, I want them to speak the truth even if we argue. With this messiah thing going on, I'm trying to swell the ranks of those who crave the differences in each vintage, celebrate nuance and desire wines that make them think, laugh, and feel. Welcome.