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Organic Red Wine Corbieres Chicago

Celestra – Library Release from Sainte Croix

Celestra: What’s old and new from Sainte Croix Following Liz Bowen’s visit to Chicago where she shared a few bottles of one of her and Jon’s early bottlings of Celestra, we are pleased to share a library selection of the 2005 along side the current release, 2013. Buyers – please note that we have only […]

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Organic wines from Saumur by Domaine Guiberteau

“Some of the most exquisite white wines in the world…”

Ryan Arnold, divisional wine director for Lettuce Entertain You restaurants was asked by Michael Austin of the Chicago Tribune to dress up an easy and comfortable bowl of corn chowder with franks for a cold January day in Chicago. Among Ryan’s suggestions is the 2012 Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Blanc.  Ryan says: This chenin blanc possesses flavors […]

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Day Wines, Candid Wines, Oregon, Organic Pinot Noir

Day Winery 2015 Vintage Reports

2015 is a big year for Brianne and Day Wines.  Not only has she dramatically upped her commitment to growers for the total tons of grapes and the total types of grapes that she will by, she has also christened her new winemaking facility in the Dundee Hills. The Day Winery 2015 Vintage Reports will […]

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La Serre, Domaine Sainte Croix, Saint Croix

La Serre from Domaine Sainte Croix

La Serre blends Grenache Blanc and Grenache Gris from Jon and Liz Bowen’s organic vineyards in Corbieres, France at Domaine Sainte Croix. The vines average 60 years old and the wine is vinified in tank for a pure expression of the two varieties.     Jon Bowen describes the differences between the two similar grapes […]

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Biodynamic Bordeaux Blanc Peybonhomme

Peybonhomme Les Tours Blanc

  Peybonhomme Les Tours Blanc on Palate Press The 2013 Peybonhomme Blanc was singled out by Simon Woolf on Palate Press as  a wine not to miss from the estate and “stupidly cheap”.  We’ve long agreed and been proud to offer the wine in Chicago.  It’s a wine we run out of frequently as there […]

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Organic wine, Magneric, Domaine Sainte Croix, Saint Croix

Sainte Croix Magneric 2012

Domaine Sainte Croix: Magneric 2012 Jon and Elizabeth Bowen’s “Magneric” is a blend of Carignan, Grenache and Syrah which they believe best represents their appellation as seen through the lens of the 13 hectaires of old vines they farm in the Haut-Corbières.  The wine has earned high praise in France and abroad from the likes of […]

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Zappa Bourdic Languedoc Organic

Domaine Bourdic Zappa

  Domaine Bourdic: Zappa Côtes de Thongue Indication Géographique Protégée (IGP) Organic Syrah and Grenache give this red Languedoc blend body, structure and fruit. At Bourdic, the wines are never heavy or highly alcoholic – a real boon in a region that can produce inexpensive, clunky wines. The secret to Zappa, though, is the small […]

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Organic red blend Mendocino California Zinfandel

Hi-Rollr Red from Yorkville Cellars

Hi-Rollr Red from Yorkville Cellars Winemaker notes: This vintage contains certified organic old vine Zinfandel from the Ukiah Valley plus Malbec from our Rennie Organic Vineyard. An easy drinkin’ wine that’s as comfortable with a mid-week pizza as an elegant Sunday roast. On the palate it is a lively wine with rich flavors of cherries, boysenberries […]

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Syrah Viognier Blend Day wines

New arrivals from Day Wines in Oregon

2013 Day Wines Hock & Deuce 80% Syrah / 20% Viognier.   Mae’s Vineyard, Applegate Valley. “When Syrah has Viognier in it the aromatics are off the charts, and I love aromatic wines… If you have a red wine with these aromatics it does something different…you have jasmine and white flowers and citrus blossoms…it sets […]

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