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 […]
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 […]
Heading to the Empty Bottle for a show? We are pleased to have a wide range of offerings available at this iconic Chicago concert space and dancing destination. Members of the Empty Bottle team – please use the tags below as tasting sheets for each wine, and send us any questions you might have!
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 […]
Big Jones and Chef Paul Fehribach on this week’s Check, Please! The feature shines a light on Paul’s hospitality and some of the inspiration for his food. I feel fortunate that Jessica has connected our wines with Paul’s food and I love that we can be even a small part of the environment and experience […]
Along the best routes for visiting Corbières, the beaten path goes from being a highway, to being a gravel road, to being a dusty road, to almost petering out as a trail through the woods. The upside to this remoteness is that Corbières remains one of the wildest wine regions in France, worth every bit of […]