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We all know that bubbles are best, so check out our favorite Cavas, Proseccos, Champagnes and more!

Light & Crisp

Delicate but with plenty of personality, these delicious and refreshing wines won't weigh you down!

Aromatic & Fruity

With prominent aromas, flavors, and acidity, these wines are some of our favorite all-rounders.

Full & Rich

Wines with solid weight & texture due to their grape varietals, oak treatment, or a combination of both!


A White Zinfandel FREE zone! Our rosés will wow you with wonderful balance and bright fruity flavors.

Light & Fruity

For warm days when you still feel like a red, these wines are very fruit driven, light, and easy to drink.

Structure & Balance

Wonderfully balanced wines with spice, earth, and oak notes joyfully accompanying high quality fruit!

Bold & Powerful

In the mood for a little BOOM in your glass, these wines will do the trick without being overdone!


Feeling sweet? Great selections with plenty of lively fruit and acidity to balance out the sugar!


To be appreciated alone or with delicious foods, try our wonderful Ports, Sherrys, Madeiras and more.

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  • Pork and Vine 2pm 'Grill' Ticket

    Your Pork & Vine tickets are here! Tickets are limited, so purchase now to receive: • Delicious local pork samples • Expertly paired wines from The Wine Feed Please note, that your entry time is 2:00pm. You will not be permitted to enter the festival until your scheduled time. Cheers!

    Pork and Vine 2pm 'Grill' Ticket Pork and Vine 2pm 'Grill' Ticket Reds North Carolina Coast $40
  • Pork and Vine 1pm 'Roast' Ticket

    Your Pork & Vine tickets are here! Tickets are limited, so purchase now to receive: • Delicious local pork samples • Expertly paired wines from The Wine Feed Please note, that your entry time is 1:00pm. You will not be permitted to enter the festival until your scheduled time. Cheers!

    Pork and Vine 1pm 'Roast' Ticket Pork and Vine 1pm 'Roast' Ticket Reds North Carolina Coast $40
  • Hook and Vine Second Wave Ticket

    Your Hook & Vine tickets are here! Tickets are limited, so purchase now to receive: • Free outdoor wine tumbler • 5 delicious local seafood samples • 5 expertly paired wines Please note, that your entry time is 2:00pm. You will not be permitted to enter the festival until your scheduled time. Cheers!

    Hook and Vine Second Wave Ticket Hook and Vine Second Wave Ticket Reds North Carolina Coast $40
  • Hook and Vine First Wave Ticket

    Your Hook & Vine tickets are here! Tickets are limited, so purchase now to receive: • Free outdoor wine tumbler • 5 delicious local seafood samples • 5 expertly paired wines Please note, that your entry time is 1:00pm. You will not be permitted to enter the festival until your scheduled time. Cheers!

    Hook and Vine First Wave Ticket Hook and Vine First Wave Ticket Reds North Carolina Coast $40
  • Hook and Vine VIP Ticket

    Your VIP tickets are here! Tickets are limited, so purchase now to receive: • 1st entry into the festival = 1 hour no crowd! • Complimentary glass of bubbly upon arrival • Free outdoor wine tumbler • 5 delicious local seafood samples • 5 expertly paired wines Please note that your entry time is 12:00pm.

    Hook and Vine VIP Ticket Hook and Vine VIP Ticket Reds North Carolina Coast $50
  • Early Evening Elegance: Wine and Sweets Experience

    Early Evening Elegance: Wine and Sweets Experience Early Evening Elegance: Wine and Sweets Experience $50
  • Verv 'Andreola' Extra Dry Prosecco

    Fresh and mineral, this prosecco will change your perspective! Not sweet--but has pleasantly round citrus fruit notes that fill the mouth with every sip!

    Definitely one of our favorite proseccos of the year.

    Verv 'Andreola' Extra Dry Prosecco Verv 'Andreola' Extra Dry Prosecco Citrus Fruit Sparkling Italy $16
  • Avinyo Rosat Cava Reserva

    A traditional Catalan sparkling wine made using the méthode champénoise. 100% free run Pinot Noir juice, aged 12 months before being disgorged.

    Bright red fruits combine with toast notes.

    On the palate the wine is fresh and vibrant with light spicy elements and floral undertones.

    Avinyo Rosat Cava Reserva Avinyo Rosat Cava Reserva Dried Fruit Rosé Spain $23
  • Holiday Party 12-Pack

    Hosting a party this holiday season? Take advantage of this perfect party pack!

    ~ 4 bottles of sparkling Cava!
    ~ 4 bottles of a fruity, crowd-pleasing white from Spain!
    ~ 4 bottles of a complex and juicy Portuguese red!

    Holiday Party 12-Pack Holiday Party 12-Pack Black Fruit Reds Portugal $105
  • Roche de Bellene - Montagne, France - 2011

    Floral Whites France $30
  • Mark Herold “Acha” - Napa Valley, USA - 2009

    Acha is a Tempranillo dominated red wine blend made of 70% Tempranillo, 12% Grenache, 9% Carignan, 5% Graciano, and 4% Petit Sirah. Black/purple in color, aromas are of black roasted fruits, cassis, sun baked rocks with hints of soy, and caramelized orange. The mouth is huge, full of sweet ripe cherries supported by very present, yet soft tannins leading the path to a long pleasant finish. The 2009 Acha will drink well over the next 15 years.

    Mark Herold “Acha” - Napa Valley, USA - 2009 Mark Herold “Acha” - Napa Valley, USA - 2009 Black Fruit Reds United States $49
  • Guardian “Chalk Line” - Colombia Valley, USA - 2011

    No party is complete without Chalk Line in your glass! This vintage is pretty, with those black raspberry, bittersweet chocolate and savory herb notes. Hints of terriyaki and beef jerky finish this wine off. In traditional Chalk Line style, this vintage is a bona fide buffet of delicious grapes – with the bulk consisting of Cab, Syrah and Merlot, and splashes and dashes of Malbec, Cab Franc and Petit Verdot.

    Guardian “Chalk Line” - Colombia Valley, USA - 2011 Guardian “Chalk Line” - Colombia Valley, USA - 2011 Black Fruit Reds United States $30
  • Gilbert Picq - Chablis - 2012

    Normally this comes from 12 parcels and is invariably chock full of flinty seashell essence, making it a quintessential Chablis.

    There is a touch of mineral reduction to the cool and airy aromas of green fruit and iodine. The racy, intense and well-detailed middle weight flavors possess a discreet minerality on the lemon-infused and very dry finish.

    Gilbert Picq - Chablis - 2012 Gilbert Picq - Chablis - 2012 Aromatic & Fruity Whites France $27
  • Weingut Allram "Strassertaler" - Strass, Kamptal, Austria - 2012

    Delicate peppery aroma with refreshing citrus notes on the palate, spicy, charming and light, clear pepperiness

    The Grüner Veltliner Strassertaler reflects a cross section of the major vineyards of Strass. Here primarily slate, gravel and loose soil with some elements of limestone produce a dignified Veltliner of the Strassertal valley who shows the great potential of Stainless steel

    Weingut Allram "Strassertaler" - Strass, Kamptal, Austria - 2012 Weingut Allram "Strassertaler" - Strass, Kamptal, Austria - 2012 Citrus Fruit Whites Austria $17
  • Reverdito - Langhe, Italy - 2011


    The Piemonte's Langhe is an area riddled with revered growing areas and a multitude of specialties, but it's best known for the Nebbiolo-based wines of its famous sub-regions of Barolo and Barbaresco. These long lived and firmly structured wines unsurprisingly command the respect and adoration of wine lovers the world over. Unfortunately, they also typically command prices of 40 dollars and up. This, however, is a graceful and imposing Nebbiolo which clocks in at under $25 and unmistakably resembles, with its aptly androgynous combination of graceful floral mystery and powerful earthy depth, the more expensive reds for which this corner of Italy is best known.

    Reverdito - Langhe, Italy - 2011 Reverdito - Langhe, Italy - 2011 Black Fruit Reds Italy $20
  • Pomal ‘Reserva’ - Rioja, Spain - 2008

    Pomal ‘Reserva’ - Rioja, Spain - 2008 Pomal ‘Reserva’ - Rioja, Spain - 2008 Black Fruit Reds Spain $19
  • Parés Balta Brut Cava

    Made in the Champagne Method, this Cava delivers on both quality and price. The organically farmed Macabeo, Parellada, and Xarel-lo grapes provide wonderful fruit flavors of green apple, peach, and pear; while the bottle aging and contact with the lees gives the wine a pleasant toasty quality. Try this wine with your favorite cheeses or white fish tacos and you will not be disappointed!

    Parés Balta Brut Cava Parés Balta Brut Cava Citrus Fruit Sparkling $18
  • Domaine des Baumard - Savennières

    During Phillip Z’s time in France Savennières became one of his favorite regions due to its beautifully pure rendition of Chenin Blanc. Domaine des Baumard produces one of the top wines from this region: crsip apple and quinine notes give way to a honeyed mid-palate and a long, creamy finish. Plus, even though we’ve never been about the points, it’s good to know that Wine Spectator agrees: 92 points for this 2009 vintage.

    Domaine des Baumard - Savennières Domaine des Baumard - Savennières Citrus Fruit Whites France $24
  • Laurent Miquel - Rosé - Languedoc

    Laurent Miquel is a stellar young winemaker from the Languedoc, who is the eighth generation of his family to farm their estate. Laurent’s wines are reasonably priced, like many wines from the Languedoc, but they are a far cry from many of the region’s charmless bulk wines.

    This rosé is a blend of Cinsault and Syrah. It boasts flavors of ripe strawberries and raspberries, backed by notes of baking spice and sweet herbs. Its ripe fruit flavors and fresh acidity make it the perfect match for slightly spicy dishes or salads featuring fresh fruit.

    Laurent Miquel - Rosé - Languedoc Laurent Miquel - Rosé - Languedoc Matrix Columns Rosé France $11
  • County Line Rosé - Anderson Valley

    County Line is a project by Radio-Coteau winemaker Eric Sussman, who founded the label in order to have the freedom to make this rosé in exactly the way he wanted. He crafts this rosé from Pinot Noir sourced from the Elke Home Ranch vineyard in Anderson Valley.

    This rosé’s delicate pink hue is deceptive, as it is far from light. It has intense flavors of citrus and red berries, balanced by bright acidity. The wine is partially aged in neutral oak barrels, lending the juicy fruit some textural weight. This would be an amazing match for scallops with lemon and garlic, or prosciutto-wrapped melon!

    County Line Rosé - Anderson Valley County Line Rosé - Anderson Valley Matrix Columns Rosé United States $22
  • Leese Fitch - Zinfandel 2011

    A delicious Zin that offers aromas and flavors of plum, Indian spices, and blue fruits. This blend is assembled from two vineyards in Lodi and one from Paso Robles – each offering different attributes to the final wine. The Lodi grapes deliver ripe fruit and wonderful aromatics, while Paso Robles brings fleshy raspberry, earthy notes, and structure to the blend. Pair with a wood fired pizza topped with smoked chicken, roasted red peppers, and fresh arugula. It would also be great with lamb biryani and a side of naan over jasmine rice.

    Leese Fitch - Zinfandel 2011 Leese Fitch - Zinfandel 2011 Black Fruit Reds United States $13
  • Skouras White - Peloponnese - 2011

    Greek winemaking triumphs on the international wine scene are few and far between. Fortunately we discovered George Skouras’ wines, which feature native Greek varieties produced by a skillful, French-trained winemaker.

    Skouras’ white wine, made from 60% Roditis and 40% Moscofilero, is vividly colored and offers scents of crushed flowers, peach, and even avocado. One sip and you’re instantly relaxed by a mouth-filling flavor of citrus laced with jasmine and mint. While we could enjoy this wine alone, at the table it complements fresh salads and pasta dishes, as we well as seafood or chicken dishes with lemon or herb-based sauces.

    Skouras White - Peloponnese - 2011 Skouras White - Peloponnese - 2011 Whites Greece $10
  • Les Frères Perroud “Améthyste” Brouilly 2010

    Les Frères Perroud is run by two brothers who hail from a long winemaking tradition. They farm vines in Brouilly, which is the southernmost Cru in Beaujolais. The soils are composed of sand and granite, and the wine is named for the Amethyst quartz that is also found in the soils of these vineyards.

    The “Améthyste” is 100% Gamay and it is aged sur lie in barrel before bottling. With wild raspberries and blackberries, it is exuberantly fruity. This is balanced by firm minerality, fresh acidity, and smooth tannins. It’s a great match for a wide variety of poultry and pork dishes, especially herb-crusted meats off the grill!

    Les Frères Perroud “Améthyste” Brouilly 2010 Les Frères Perroud “Améthyste” Brouilly 2010 Light & Fruity Reds France $20
  • Ferreira - 'Late Bottled Vintage' Port - 2011

    Late Bottled Vintage is a fantastic alternative to some of the higher-priced Ports on the market. As LBV grapes all come from a specific year (but not necessarily a ‘declared vintage’) and are aged in cask for 4-6 years before bottling, they tend to offer more richness and complexity than your basic Ruby or Tawny but without the pricetag of a Vintage Port!

    The Casa Ferreira is elegant with notes of red fruit, flowers, and light toffee. It has firm and noticeable tannins with pleasant acidity. We recently paired this Port with chocolates from a local chocolatier, and the clear standout pairing was dark chocolate with sea salt!

    Ferreira - 'Late Bottled Vintage' Port - 2011 Ferreira - 'Late Bottled Vintage' Port - 2011 Dried Fruit Fortified Portugal $24
  • Skouras Red - Peloponnese - 2010

    In the late 1980s George Skouras put his French Œnologist training to good use and pioneered the first blend of Aghiorghitiko (Saint George) with Cabernet Sauvignon. Since then he has been refining this technique in order to create a internationally-acclaimed wines that still stay true to their Greek roots.

    This entry level Skouras red blend of 95% Saint George and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon is full of enticing black cherry and ripe blackberry flavors, with hints of violets and dried herbs. Fresh and vibrant from its fermentation in stainless steel, this is a red wine that won’t make you work for its enjoyment. Retire early with the Greeks by pairing this wine with lamb burgers, a Cobb salad or sharp cheeses.

    Skouras Red - Peloponnese - 2010 Skouras Red - Peloponnese - 2010 Reds Greece $10
  • Ala Nera - Nero d'Avola - Sicily 2011

    Nero d’Avola is the star red grape of Sicily, with spicy notes that sometimes remind tasters of Syrah. Sicily is intensely sunny and quite hot, and sometimes the island’s wines can become jammy. We love the Ala Nera, though, because it balances the typical Nero d’Avola richness with refreshing fruit that is not overdone.

    The Ala Nera has a beautiful nose full of wild berries and baking spice. The aromas of clove and pepper carry over to the palate, which is bursting with fresh cherries and raspberries. It is a great choice for pizza, and would be especially great with a pizza topped with sausage and caramelized onions!

    Ala Nera - Nero d'Avola - Sicily 2011 Ala Nera - Nero d'Avola - Sicily 2011 Bold & Powerful Reds Italy $12
  • Cousiño Macul "Antiguas Reservas" - Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

    Cousiño Macul was founded in Chile in 1856. The land has been home to vineyards since the 16th century, but the Cousiño family imported vines from Europe in 1863. Their goal continues to be to produce quality wines that are authentically Chilean, and by the taste of this wine, they have certainly succeeded!

    Thanks to the intense sunlight of the Maipo Valley, this Cabernet Sauvignon is full of rich and ripe red fruits. The wine is aged one year in French oak barrels, lending aromas of cedar and spice. It also has vegetal and herbal notes, which is characteristic of many Chilean wines. Perfect for your next dinner off of the grill!

    Cousiño Macul "Antiguas Reservas" - Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Cousiño Macul "Antiguas Reservas" - Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Bold & Powerful Reds Chile $19
  • Atalon - Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley 2011

    Atalon’s vineyards are located on Howell Mountain in the Napa Valley of California. For many years, the grapes were sold to neighboring wineries, but in 1996, the Jackson family purchased the estate and decided to make wines from these superb vineyards.

    This rich red is predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, with a small amount of Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Malbec in the blend. It is full of lush fruit, including dark cherries and raspberries, as well as floral and herbal notes. The tannins are firm yet supple, and it would make a great pairing for a variety of meats off the grill, as well as rich balsamic or red wine sauces.

    Atalon - Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley 2011 Atalon - Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley 2011 Structure & Balance Reds United States $30
  • Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko-Athiri 2012

    This estate was founded by Paris Sigalas, a former mathematician whose love for the island of Santorini led him to begin making wines from the island’s indigenous grapes. Paris also preserves Santorini’s unique viticultural practice of training the vines into basket shapes to protect the grapes from extreme winds.

    This organic blend of 75% Assyrtiko and 25% Athiri is fermented in stainless steel to maintain its fresh acidity. A bright, minerally white wine with citrus and orchard fruits, this is perfect for a Greek feast - such as a platter of fresh veggies, fish, chicken, and pita bread for dipping in tzatziki sauce!

    Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko-Athiri 2012 Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko-Athiri 2012 Aromatic & Fruity Whites Greece $19
  • Dominio IV 'Slow Walk of the Wind' - Pinot Noir

    Dominio IV is a family-owned winery in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. The owners are adamant about making wines that express the different terroirs of Oregon, and that each have their own personality. “The Slow Walk of the Wind” is a Pinot Noir from the Bella Vida vineyard in Dundee Hills and the Momtazi vineyard in McMinnville.

    The wine has a unique nose, with notes of flowers and exotic spices. The palate is full of lush wild berry and cherry fruit, with a smooth texture and balanced tannins and acidity. Great with roast turkey, grilled pork chops, or milder Indian or Thai dishes such as chicken curry or pork pad thai.

    Dominio IV 'Slow Walk of the Wind' - Pinot Noir Dominio IV 'Slow Walk of the Wind' - Pinot Noir Light & Fruity Reds United States $25
  • Segura Viudas Cava Brut Reserva

    This is one of our favorite all-around sparklers, and it’s also an amazing value! This Cava is from Penedès, Spain, and is made by Segura Viudas. Cava is made by the método tradicional, the same method as Champagne. In this technique, the wine is refermented in the bottle and aged sur lie, giving the wine toasty and creamy notes and fuller flavor.

    The Segura Viudas is refreshing and dry, but brimming with apple and citrus blossom notes, as well as subtle toastiness. Perfect for toasting a special occasion, or with a variety of starters, such as baked brie and apples, spinach and artichoke dip, or a pear and walnut salad.

    Segura Viudas Cava Brut Reserva Segura Viudas Cava Brut Reserva Sparkling Sparkling Spain $10
  • Clos Troteligotte - 'Knom' - Cahors

    Overseeing 24 acres on the plateau of Villeseque, Emmanuel Rybinski tends to some of the best terroir in Cahors. While you may be more acquainted with Malbec from Argentina, the grape’s true home is in France and it performs beautifully in the Cahors region of Southwest France.

    Enticing red cherry aromas lead you into a sip of this well-made Malbec blend. Your palate is immediately filled with fresh berries, but there is underlying complexity as the earthy notes become apparent. Silky-smooth tannins and pleasant minerality allow this French Malbec to pair exquisitely with grilled meats, barbecue, and oven-roasted chicken.

    Clos Troteligotte - 'Knom' - Cahors Clos Troteligotte - 'Knom' - Cahors Black Fruit Reds France $14
  • Altozano - Verdejo & Sauvignon Blanc

    This wine comes from Finca Constancia near Toledo, which is located south of Madrid in central Spain. It is made from 70% Verdejo, a grape native to Spain. Verdejo is quite similar to Sauvignon Blanc, which makes up the remaining 30% of the wine. Together, the blend is bright and refreshing, with citrus and tropical fruits. It also has fresh aromas, minerality, and a smooth texture that are surprising for the value of the wine.

    This is a great match for a variety of salads, vegetables, and fish. Try with tacos stuffed with flaky white fish or shrimp baked in lemon juice and topped with tomatillo or fruit salsa!

    Altozano - Verdejo & Sauvignon Blanc Altozano - Verdejo & Sauvignon Blanc Aromatic & Fruity Whites Spain $10
  • Honoro Vera - Monastrell

    This Monastrell hails from Bodegas Juan Gil of Jumilla in southeastern Spain. Monastrell vines fare well in Jumilla’s arid, hot climate, and the grape is the pride of the region. Bodegas Juan Gil farms several grape varieties, but crafting Monastrell that is expressive of Jumilla is their first love.

    The Honoro Vera is deeply colored with aromas of sweet herbs and spices, and the lush palate is bursting with ripe raspberries, blackberries, and cherries. Backing all of these aromas and flavors are firm tannins; which makes the wine a great match for braised lamb and pork dishes, as well as a plate of figs and aged cheeses.

    Honoro Vera - Monastrell Honoro Vera - Monastrell Bold & Powerful Reds Spain $10
  • Domaine de la Pépière - 'Clos des Briords' Muscadet

    At Domaine de la Pépière, winemaker Marc Ollivier’s goal is to make wines of terroir that express the character of the land and grapes. To this end, the vineyards are farmed organically, the grapes are all hand harvested, and only natural yeasts are used during fermentation.

    The Clos des Briords is a single vineyard cuvée with classic minerality and freshness, as well as firm acidity and concentrated citrus and pear notes. Fire up the grill, and enjoy this wine outside while feasting on grilled shrimp, vegetables, and oysters. Top off the meal with some crusty bread and goat cheese, and you’ll have a feast to remember!

    Domaine de la Pépière - 'Clos des Briords' Muscadet Domaine de la Pépière - 'Clos des Briords' Muscadet Light & Crisp Whites France $16
  • Colomé - Malbec

    Colomé is a unique estate in the northwest of Argentina that lies in the desert foothills of the Andes Mountains. Their vineyards are farmed biodynamically, and are also located at dazzlingly high altitudes ranging from 2,300 to 3,111 meters above sea level!

    This wine is a gorgeous deep purple gem that is 85% Malbec and 15% Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Petit Verdot. It has a nose full of warm earth, violets, and wild berries. The palate is brimming with concentrated blackberries and currants, which are backed by subtle toasty notes and firm tannins. Enjoy this wine with pepper-crusted steak or barbecue ribs.

    Colomé - Malbec Colomé - Malbec Bold & Powerful Reds Argentina $30
  • Domaine Duffour - Cotes de Gascogne

    Winemaker Michel Duffour took over this estate from his father in the 1980s. He replanted many of the vines, but he kept those that his father had planted to produce Armagnac, which is made from Colombard and Ugni Blanc grapes. Michel continues to make Armagnac, but he also produces dry table wines, such as this bright and fresh Côtes de Gascogne.

    The wine is 70% Colombard, 15% Gros Manseng, and 15% Ugni Blanc, and has a fragrant nose of herbs and citrus zest. On the palate, it is full of juicy citrus and tropical fruits, with zippy acidity. Perfect with light fish dishes and salads, or all summer long on the front porch!

    Domaine Duffour - Cotes de Gascogne Domaine Duffour - Cotes de Gascogne Aromatic & Fruity Whites France $13
  • De Morgenzon - Chenin Blanc - 2010

    If you are one of the many people that don’t think of South Africa when you are looking for a special occasion wine, we guarantee that one taste of this Chenin Blanc from DeMorgenzon will change your mind.

    This wine is from Stellenbosch, the center of fine wine production in South Africa located just inland from the Cape of Good Hope. It is fermented in French oak and then aged sur lie for 8 months. This Chenin Blanc displays elegant balance, with rich honey and warm vanilla spice, and also bright citrus and tropical fruit with firm acidity. Try with baked red snapper with garlic or brown butter and sage ravioli.

    De Morgenzon - Chenin Blanc - 2010 De Morgenzon - Chenin Blanc - 2010 Aromatic & Fruity Whites South Africa $38
  • Buil & Giné “Nosis” - Rueda - 2010

    Rueda is one of the best kept secrets in Spain. While the central part of country is known for its rich and powerful red wines, central Spain also has pockets of vineyards that produce elegant white wines as well, and Rueda is one of those regions.

    This wine comes from the Fuente la Miel vineyard (meaning “source of the honey”), which is planted with 35 year old Verdejo vines. The wine is bright and refreshing, with an herbaceous, grassy nose and brisk acidity. It also has depth, with tropical and citrus fruits and minerality. It is a beautiful partner for roasted chicken with herbs or grilled shrimp tacos.

    Buil & Giné “Nosis” - Rueda - 2010 Buil & Giné “Nosis” - Rueda - 2010 Whites Spain $18
  • Three Bottle Gift Package

    The perfect gesture! 3 wines for a long weekend, birthday present, or just to say thanks!

    Three Bottle Gift Package Three Bottle Gift Package Gift Sets $50
  • Nicolas Grosbois 'Gabare' - Chinon

    In 2005 Nicolas Grosbois was only 29 years old when he took over his family’s estate in Chinon -  but don’t let his youth fool you!  Nicolas trained in wineries across the globe before returning to Domaine Grosbois, and the young winemaker has a passion for winemaking and the Loire that shows through in his wines.

    This wine is made from Cabernet Franc, and displays a pretty nose of red fruit and violets.  The palate shows some graphite minerality, as well as the ripe sweetness of dark berries and soft tannins.  It is a great match for aged cheddar cheese or meats such as grilled sausages or blackened chicken.

    Nicolas Grosbois 'Gabare' - Chinon Nicolas Grosbois 'Gabare' - Chinon Earthy Reds France $32
  • Semaphore 7 - Alentejano

    Portugal is one of our favorite countries for tasty value wines--and Wines of Portugal calls the red wines from the Alentejano region “easy drinkers, rich and fruity, [they are] the darlings of Lisbon cafes and restaurants”. Sound appealing? As Portugal continues to grow several indigenous grape varieties that have yet to make it big on the international stage, many of their wines wines remain at easy and approachable prices!

    The Semaphore 7 from Alentejano is a blend of Aragones (Tempranillo), Trincadeira, and Alicante Bouschet. The wine is rich and full of dark berry fruit and smooth tannins. The wine spends a few months in American oak, which adds hints of warm spices and toasty cedar.

    Semaphore 7 - Alentejano Semaphore 7 - Alentejano Structure & Balance Reds Portugal $15
  • Casa Rivas - Gran Reserva Carmenère 2010

    Although the grape is actually from France, Chile often comes to mind when people hear Carmenère. Produced in the Maipo Valley surrounding Santiago, the grapes for the Casa Rivas Carmenère were hand-picked and the wine is unfiltered to obtain rich and pure expression of fruit.

    The vibrant nose offers red and black fruits, subtle spice, and herbal notes. The aromas are mirrored on the palate alongside prominent, well-integrated oak. The Casa Rivas does not have the divisive vegetal note often found in inexpensive Carmenères. Enjoy this wine with grilled meats and vegetables - but don’t tell France you’ve sided with Chile!

    Casa Rivas - Gran Reserva Carmenère 2010 Casa Rivas - Gran Reserva Carmenère 2010 Black Fruit Reds Chile $19.50
  • Branger 'Les Gras Moutons' - Muscadet 2009

    Muscadet lies near the city of Nantes -- close to where the Loire opens up to the Atlantic. Wines from Muscadet are made from Melon de Bourgogne, and are marked by dry citrus fruits, firm acidity, and notes of minerals and salt. Muscadet is home to what we consider to be the ultimate local pairing: oysters on the half shell and Muscadet wine.

    The Domaine Granger “Les Gras Moutons” displays classic Muscadet notes, such as citrus fruits and minerality. However, this wine is also much more. Sourced from old vines grown in a single vineyard, the wine is quite powerful and has notes of rich tropical fruits.

    Branger 'Les Gras Moutons' - Muscadet 2009 Branger 'Les Gras Moutons' - Muscadet 2009 Citrus Fruit Whites France $17
  • Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt 'RK' - 2010

    Tired of cloying Rieslings that are so sweet they just taste like syrup? Are you looking for balanced sweetness and complex fruits instead? Well, look no further -- this Riesling from Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt is the solution to your troubles.

    This is one of the oldest wineries in Germany, and it has been producing wine for more than 650 years. The ‘RK’ comes from quality Resling grapes grown in estate vineyards throughout the Mosel. The wine is full of ripe citrus and stone fruits; but the sweetness is expertly balanced by bright acidity and lingering minerality. A perfect pairing for spicy Asian dishes or fresh fruit.

    Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt 'RK' - 2010 Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt 'RK' - 2010 Citrus Fruit Sweet Germany $17
  • Domaine Daulny - Sancerre 2012

    When French Sauvignon Blanc is mentioned, your immediate thought should be Sancerre. Domaine Daulny is an estate in Sancerre, the premier region in France (and perhaps worldwide) for the internationally-popular Sauvignon Blanc. For this cuvée, vintner Etienne Daulny blends Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown in several venerated vineyards.

    Daulny favors preventing malolactic fermentation in order to retain maximum acidity in the wine. This results in a fresh, pleasant vibrancy to balance the appealing, ripe grapefruit that has a subtle persistence on the finish. Try this gem of a Sauvignon Blanc with anything containing chèvre!

    Domaine Daulny - Sancerre 2012 Domaine Daulny - Sancerre 2012 Citrus Fruit Whites France $24
  • La Ardilla - Moscato de Valencia - 2011

    Sometimes a little addition goes a long way; and we believe that the 20% Garnacha blended into this Spanish Moscato does just that. Coming from the Valencia region of Spain, La Ardilla (which means “squirrel” in Spanish) is a perfect wine surprise for your sweet wine-loving friends this summer.

    The wine has familiar aromas that are found in white Moscato with a pleasant background of red fruit and sweet spice. The wine shows balanced sweetness on the palate with plenty of fruit and juiciness to make it pop. Serve it cold and don’t worry about pairing it with anything - just kick back and relax!

    La Ardilla - Moscato de Valencia - 2011 La Ardilla - Moscato de Valencia - 2011 Red Fruit Rosé Spain $10
  • Sant'Evasio - Moscato d'Asti -2013

    A lot of inexpensive Moscatos out there are imposters. However, this Moscato d’Asti from Sant’Evasio is the real deal! A sweet wine with a beautiful floral nose, the Sant’Evasio is a great sipper that won’t fill you up.

    On the palate you get both complexity and body – elements that are often missing from the dull bandwagon Moscato wines out there that focus simply on sweetness. There are notes of honeysuckle, apricot, and peach and the slightly fizzy texture of the wine brings everything together wonderfully to make this wine extra refreshing.

    Final thought: If we could fill a swimming pool with wine, it would be this Moscato!

    Sant'Evasio - Moscato d'Asti -2013 Sant'Evasio - Moscato d'Asti -2013 Citrus Fruit Sweet Italy $15
  • Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt 'Piesporter' - 2008

    Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt has been producing wine in the Mosel for over 650 years, and the estate’s experience and intimate knowledge of their vineyard sites shines through in every bottle. This Riesling comes from Piesporter Goldtröpfchen, a sunny vineyard that lies on a very steep slope with rocky slate soils. Wines from this site are well-known for their ripe fruit and rocky minerality.

    This Riesling is elegant and pure, brimming with notes of apricots and peaches, and balanced by a brisk, minerally finish. The wine has a ripe sweetness that would be beautiful with wasabi-laced sushi or roast pork with fruit.

    Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt 'Piesporter' - 2008 Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt 'Piesporter' - 2008 Citrus Fruit Sweet Germany $24
  • Coffele 'Le Sponde' - Recioto di Soave - 2010 (500ml)

    The Coffele Recioto di Soave is a unique wine made from Garganega grapes that have been dried for around six months prior to winemaking. The drying process concentrates the grapes’ flavors and sugars, and the resulting wine is sweet and honeyed - yet balanced.

    This is one of those wines that creates its own “special occasion.” It has a complex variety of flavors and aromas, including dried sweet stone fruits, concentrated citrus notes, and almonds. Just invite over a couple friends, pop the cork, serve with a fruit tart, honey nut cake, or blue cheese, and you have set the stage for a memorable evening!

    Coffele 'Le Sponde' - Recioto di Soave - 2010 (500ml) Coffele 'Le Sponde' - Recioto di Soave - 2010 (500ml) Citrus Fruit Sweet Italy $46
  • Lustau - Dry Amontillado Sherry (375ml)

    Founded in 1896, the Lustau house sold sherry as an “almacenista” (someone who buys from multiple farmers and then blends the wine for resale) through the 1960s. Today, Lustau has the luxury of selecting from its very old stocks to produce sherries in multiple styles and quality levels.

    Amontillado begins as a Fino, but completes its aging process without the protective flor; there for therefore becoming oxidized which creates its lovely amber color. Full of walnut and molasses notes with a touch of orange zest this sherry pairs nicely with cold meats, aged cheeses, mushrooms, asparagus, or even chicken mole. Serve chilled.

    Lustau - Dry Amontillado Sherry (375ml) Lustau - Dry Amontillado Sherry (375ml) Dried Fruit Fortified Spain $10
  • Montalto - Nero d'Avola & Cabernet Sauvignon - 2009

    The Montalto features Sicily’s most widely planted Italian grape, Nero d’Avola, blended with the kingpin of Bordeaux and the Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon. The resulting wine contains both traditional earth and modern fruit characteristics.

    The aromas of this wine evoke a decadent dessert at a Sicilian café - something with red cherries and espresso. When you taste you will discover darker fruit like blackberries and currants held together with an earthiness that gives the wine a nice rustic feel. The structure and flavors of the Montalto are perfect for juicy lamb chops right off the grill!

    Montalto - Nero d'Avola & Cabernet Sauvignon - 2009 Montalto - Nero d'Avola & Cabernet Sauvignon - 2009 Black Fruit Reds Italy $10
  • La Meriggia - Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

    This wine hails from the region of Abruzzo, located in central Italy along the Adriatic. It is made from 100% Montepulciano: a grape that fares well in warm, sunny areas and is known for being a plump and juicy.

    The La Meriggia is a great example of the best qualities of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo with its hearty fruit, smooth finish, and incredible value. It is a lush red wine with smooth, satiny fruit; making it a standout choice to complement all of your Italian-inspired meals. With rich red fruits and a pleasant earthiness that is distinctly Italian, the wine is a great match for meat lasagna or pasta with bolognese sauce.

    La Meriggia - Montepulciano d'Abruzzo La Meriggia - Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Earthy Reds Italy $9
  • Tenuta Canale - 'Pergolato' - 2010

    Heard of a ‘Super Tuscan’ in the past? The term refers to wines produced in the Tuscany region using both ‘approved’ Italian grapes and non-indigenous grapes. The Pergolato is a great example of this style; and we are glad that brave wine pioneers saw the potential for producing fantastic wines through blending!

    On the nose of the Pergolato you will find aromas of cranberry, strawberry and baking spice. As you take a sip you first find bold cherry fruit flavors; which then dissolve into plum and earthy notes on the finish. An easy wine with an easy price point, try this one with pizza topped with sausage and mushrooms!

    Tenuta Canale - 'Pergolato' - 2010 Tenuta Canale - 'Pergolato' - 2010 Black Fruit Reds Italy $9
  • Broadbent - Rainwater Madeira (Medium Dry)

    Madeira was once highly desired around the world because of its ability to survive the constant abuse from the heat and motion of long sea voyages. While it is not quite the international rock star it used to be, there are some fantastic, unique wines to try from the island of Madeira in a range of styles and tastes!

    Rainwater is a style of Madeira that has several theories as to its origins. All we know is that Rainwater is a pleasant and approachable style – perfect for those starting to explore it. The Broadbent has pleasant exotic fruit and toffee notes with a clean finish. Try it with crab bisque or pâtè.

    Broadbent - Rainwater Madeira (Medium Dry) Broadbent - Rainwater Madeira (Medium Dry) Dried Fruit Fortified Portugal $17
  • Venturini Baldini - 'Roncolo' - Lambrusco

    In the 70s and 80s, the Lambrusco sold in the US was almost all overly sweet, suitable only for your grandmother’s bridge party. Thankfully those days are long gone; and Lambrusco is restoring its US reputation with high-quality, dry sparkling Lambruscos like this one that are available if you know where to look!

    Venturini Baldini blends the traditional varieties of Marani, Salamino, and Montericco to create a zippy wine full of violets, raspberries, and sweet cherries. Invite a few friends over for some impromptu conviviality by breaking out prosciutto or salami and popping the cork on this delicious Lambrusco!

    Venturini Baldini - 'Roncolo' - Lambrusco Venturini Baldini - 'Roncolo' - Lambrusco Black Fruit Reds Italy $14
  • El Maestro Sierra - Fino Sherry (375ml)

    Whether fighting to become the first non-noble to found a winery in Jerez (Sherry), or stubbornly holding out for 30 years without selling wine, it’s an understatement to say the people behind El Maestro Sierra are dedicated to their mission of producing exquisite traditional Sherries.

    Bottled directly from the lees with only a bit of cold stabilization and no filtration, the Fino is delightfully complex and aromatic. Hints of sea salt, dough, almonds, bright apple and pear all meld with a tangy, long finish. It is the perfect match for a Spanish picnic of salty Marcona almonds, Manchego, and chilled shrimp.

    El Maestro Sierra - Fino Sherry (375ml) El Maestro Sierra - Fino Sherry (375ml) Dried Fruit Fortified Spain $16
  • Fonseca '10-Year' - Tawny Port

    All hail the Queen for the existence of Port! England’s need for inexpensive wines led them to Portugal during the 1600s. Without modern shipping technologies, the wines were spoiling during the voyage to England and fortification was originally used to preserve the wines.

    This 10 Year Tawny Port is one of our favorites due to its balance of youth and age. The tannins are full and persistent, and the wine displays fresh acidity. However, there are also aged notes of dried berries and plums, nuts, and caramel. Try with desserts such as walnut baklava, or with hefty cheeses such as Stilton or aged Gouda. Yum!

    Fonseca '10-Year' - Tawny Port Fonseca '10-Year' - Tawny Port Black Fruit Fortified Portugal $34
  • La Pieve - 'Camporotondo' - Dolcetto di Dogliani 2010

    In Italian, the name Dolcetto means “little sweet one,” not due to any actual sweetness (the wines are dry) but because the grape variety ripens early and easily. This wine comes from Dogliani, a small town south of Alba where it is believed that the Dolcetto grape was discovered, and where producers boast that their Dolcetto wines are the most authentic and superior.

    La Pieve produces a classic Dolcetto, with a subtle nose of fennel and herbs and a palate of rich dark currants and plums, as well as full and supple tannins. Try with a plate of aged cheeses and cured meats or pork loin charred on the grill.

    La Pieve - 'Camporotondo' - Dolcetto di Dogliani 2010 La Pieve - 'Camporotondo' - Dolcetto di Dogliani 2010 Black Fruit Reds Italy $18
  • Ferraris - Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato - 2010

    What is Ruchè? And where is Castagnole Monferrato? No one but the snobbiest of wine snobs would mock you for asking these questions since this entire DOCG region in the Piedmont consists of only 100 acres!

    Ruchè offers an unforgettable red wine experience. And with the prime vineyard sites tended by Luca Ferraris with meticulous care, Ruchè reaches new heights.

    The wine releases beguiling hints of spice, geranium leaf, rose petals and ripe red fruit that will entice and surprise you. While this wine begins with a light and floral air, it builds to a substantial finish with enough tannin to hold up to a dish like mushroom risotto.

    Ferraris - Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato - 2010 Ferraris - Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato - 2010 Floral Reds Italy $26
  • Finca Constancia - 'Parcela 23' - 2011

    We are extremely impressed with this wine’s true expression of Spain’s most famous grape varietal: Tempranillo. Just west of Toledo, the fruit for this wine came from one specific parcel near a small town called Otero. Some of the best wines in the world come from very small plots of vines like this one -- where the grapes achieve optimal growing and ripening conditions in a microclimate.

    This wine has dark plum aromas balanced with slight herbal undertones. The palate has dark red fruit notes, earthiness and well-integrated tannins. Try a heavier poultry dish like Spanish chicken stew with this wine for a great pairing.

    Finca Constancia - 'Parcela 23' - 2011 Finca Constancia - 'Parcela 23' - 2011 Black Fruit Reds Spain $23
  • Barnaut 'Rosé Authentique' - Champagne

    Barnaut tends vines in the Grand Cru village of Bouzy. This Champagne is unique for a rosé from the region, because it is composed predominantly of Pinot Noir: the pride of the Montagne de Reims. Pinot Noir is so valued that other winemakers use a only small amount in their rosé wines. Barnaut, however, has chosen to showcase their Pinot Noir in this complex and refined rosé.

    The wine is deep pink in color with a fine bead. The nose and palate show off the pedigree of the Pinot Noir, displaying wild red fruits and notes of earth and minerality. There is no better wine to give as a gift or take to a special occasion!

    Barnaut 'Rosé Authentique' - Champagne Barnaut 'Rosé Authentique' - Champagne Earthy Rosé France $56
  • Badenhorst 'Secateurs' - Rosé

    Secateurs have many uses in a vineyard – from cutting grape clusters during harvest, to pruning canes during the winter in order to ensure a healthy and balanced crop. An appropriate name choice for this wine as vintner Adi Badenhorst is very attached to tending his land.

    A blend of Cinsault, Shiraz, and Grenache, this rosé is deeply colored due to the Shiraz grapes seeing extended skin contact. It is complex with plenty of strawberries and currants, a pinch of sweet spices, and a splash of rose water. The Secateurs rosé is full of character – perfect for a hot day or paired with asparagus and Quiche Lorraine at brunch.

    Badenhorst 'Secateurs' - Rosé Badenhorst 'Secateurs' - Rosé Floral Rosé South Africa $16 $15
  • Domaine de Couron Rosé - 2011

    What is a warm summer day without a refreshing glass of rosé? This delightful rosé is crafted by Jean-Luc and Marie-Lise Dorthe of Domaine de Couron, which is nestled in the tiny village of Saint Marcel d’Ardeche.

    This rosé is friendly and inviting, much like the winemakers themselves. The Grenache and Cinsault vines used to produce this rosé are grown in lighter, sandier soils that are not ideal for producing a deep and powerful red wine, but perfect for producing a light and fruity, easy-to-drink wine. With notes of fresh strawberries and citrus, it is a great match for light salads and fresh cheeses.

    Domaine de Couron Rosé - 2011 Domaine de Couron Rosé - 2011 Citrus Fruit Rosé France $10
  • Diebolt-Vallois - Blanc de Blancs

    What truly sets Champagne apart from Prosecco or Cava? In our opinion, it’s the climate, grape varietals, and terroir that merge to produce a drink that is at once lively, supple, and elegant. Within the region, the Diebolt-Vallois family creates some of the finest Champagnes in the Côte des Blancs.

    Made entirely from Chardonnay, this Champagne is perfect as an aperitif or with soft cheeses. You’ll find a refined nose containing notes of white flowers, Granny Smith apples, and tropical fruits. The Champagne is initially creamy and round, but the finish is complex with a gripping raciness.

    Diebolt-Vallois - Blanc de Blancs Diebolt-Vallois - Blanc de Blancs Creamy Sparkling France $50
  • Carmina 'Loggia' - Prosecco

    While visiting Italy we often saw groups of people chatting in the small towns with drinks in their hands. In the Treviso, it is customary to enjoy a glass of Prosecco while catching up with friends and neighbors.

    When you have reason to celebrate, or if you just want to have a lively evening, give in to the intense peach, pear, and green apple fragrances that fade into floral wisteria and acacia aromas. Lacking the unpleasant finish of grocery store Prosecco, the Carmina Prosecco wows you with a smooth and enveloping finish.

    Enjoy as an aperitif, or with savory snacks, vegetable soup, or seafood!

    Carmina 'Loggia' - Prosecco Carmina 'Loggia' - Prosecco Floral Sparkling Italy $16
  • Garofoli 'Guelfo Verde'

    This wine comes from Le Marche, a region in central Italy along the Adriatic Sea. When sipping on this wine on a warm summer day, your thoughts will quickly transport you to Le Marche: a long coastline, salty breezes, fresh seafood, and a relaxing schedule. The wine is made in a frizzante style, meaning that is slightly bubbly, but not fully sparkling like a Prosecco.

    The effervescence and bright acidity make the wine eminently refreshing. It is a blend of Verdicchio and Chardonnay, and has fresh notes of apple and pear. This wine is satisfying on its own, but it also pairs well with fresh goat cheese, light salads, or seafood.

    Garofoli 'Guelfo Verde' Garofoli 'Guelfo Verde' Green Fruit Sparkling Italy $14 $12
  • Lumos 'Temperance Hill' - 2011

    Where do you turn for a white with a bit of ‘oomph’ that isn’t too rich or oaky? Enter the Lumos Pinot Gris: a Willamette Valley gem that gracefully walks this tightrope by providing both depth AND a balanced, refreshing finish.

    The nose of the Pinot Gris has beautiful aromas of pear and wildflowers. As you taste, you find that the white fruit characteristics are truly infused with mineral traits from the soil. This wine’s acidity makes it very food friendly– so don’t be afraid to pair the Lumos with turkey, chicken, and heavier fish like salmon. We haven’t had a single person turn up their nose at this one!

    Lumos 'Temperance Hill' - 2011 Lumos 'Temperance Hill' - 2011 Aromatic & Fruity Whites United States $22
  • Domaine Mathieu - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc - 2009

    Domaine Mathieu is run by André and Jérôme Mathieu, whose family has been tending vines in Châteaneuf-du-Pape for over four centuries. Their grand-uncle Anselme was a poet who once said: “Wine from Châteauneuf brings courage, melody, love, and joy.”

    After tasting this Châteaneuf-du-Pape Blanc, we would amend Anselme’s statement by adding harmony. The wine is a blend of Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc, and Picpoul. It is expertly balanced, with minerality, acidity, and white pepper playing against the rich notes of peaches, nectarines, and white flowers. Try with roasted whole fish or creamy chicken dishes.

    Domaine Mathieu - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc - 2009 Domaine Mathieu - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc - 2009 Floral Whites France $42
  • Garofoli 'Podium' - 2009

    We know. The name of this region is quite a mouthful; but please don’t let that deter you from trying this unique, aromatic white from Italy’s Le Marche region! Located in the middle of the country along the Adriatic Sea, Garofoli is a family-run estate that was founded in 1871 and is today one of the premier producers in the region.

    This Verdicchio is a substantial white, with ripe citrus fruits and peaches, as well as floral and honey notes. It also has marked minerality and acidity, which result in a complex and well-balanced wine. This wine is a great match for richer seafood dishes or pasta alla carbonara.

    Garofoli 'Podium' - 2009 Garofoli 'Podium' - 2009 Citrus Fruit Whites Italy $21
  • La Miranda de Secastilla - Garnacha Blanca - 2011

    The Somontano region isn’t exactly a household name in the US market yet, but we have high expectations! Situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees east of the better-known wine region of Navarra, Somontano has a great reputation in Spain for producing red Garnacha’s white relative: Garnacha Blanca.

    The Miranda de Secastilla has noticeable body but an elegant mouthfeel. (Share with your Chardonnay crowd.) The nose has a uniquely appealing nutty aroma. The first sip offers yellow apples and stone fruit balanced with toastiness from the French oak. Give this Garnacha Blanca a try with heavier dishes like poultry and game!

    La Miranda de Secastilla - Garnacha Blanca - 2011 La Miranda de Secastilla - Garnacha Blanca - 2011 Citrus Fruit Whites Spain $19
  • Cobenzl Wein - Gemischter Satz - 2010

    Although Gemischter Satz is rare in the US, you can’t walk past a café in Vienna in the summertime without seeing someone enjoying this unique wine with classic fare such as grilled bratwursts and cucumber salad. Gemischter Satz is a field blend grown in the city of Vienna made from up to 35 different grape varieties, such as Grüner Veltliner and Riesling.

    The different grapes work together in harmony, layering fruit, floral notes, minerality, and acidity to create a complex symphony of flavors. It is not surprising that Vienna, the home of composers such as Mozart and Beethoven, would create such a musical wine!

    Cobenzl Wein - Gemischter Satz - 2010 Cobenzl Wein - Gemischter Satz - 2010 Aromatic & Fruity Whites Austria $20 $17
  • Fortediga - Vermentino - 2010

    While Vermentino is usually associated with the isle of Sardinia, it is also grown in the Maremma. Imagine having the best of both worlds: lounging with a glass of luxurious white wine along the Mediterranean with the only thing between you and Florence being a 2-hour drive through the rugged hills of Tuscany...

    Here at The Wine Feed, we think of Vermentino as Italy’s Viognier: a white grape from a warm, comparatively dry region which yields enticing pear and green apple aromas. The acidity of the wine adds lift and freshness while the body allows it to hold up gracefully to white meats and rich sauces. Trust us on this one!

    Fortediga - Vermentino - 2010 Fortediga - Vermentino - 2010 Floral Whites Italy $14
  • Domaine de la Croix des Vainqueurs 'Le Bouchet'

    Laurent Bonneau uses his considerable winemaking talent to craft multiple styles of wine from the “chameleon grape”, Chenin Blanc. This particular example, the Vouvray Brut from the Le Bouchet vineyard, is produced using sustainably-farmed grapes grown on vines which were planted in 1956!

    Chenin Blanc’s naturally high acidity helps take this wine’s creamy texture toward a long, zesty finish. You’ll find plenty of lively fruit on the nose and palate such as Asian pear, quince, and crisp, green apple. This bubbly is extremely food-friendly, and would be a great match for salads with fresh fruits and goat cheese, or a variety of styles of cheeses.

    Domaine de la Croix des Vainqueurs 'Le Bouchet' Domaine de la Croix des Vainqueurs 'Le Bouchet' Creamy Sparkling France $22
  • Domaine de la Garrèliere 'Cendrillon' - 2010

    “My nose is my guide” says Francois Plouzeau, the vigneron who along with his wife, Pascale, farms this vineyard biodynamically and produces this wine with such natural intuition. Composed of a blend of crisp, tank-fermented Sauvignon blanc with barrel-fermented Chardonnay, this atypical Touraine white contains plenty of citrus fruits, delicate herbaceousness, a round richness, and a bright, clean finish. Try with chicken braised in white wine with spring peas and artichoke hearts.

    Once looked down upon like Cinderella (Cendrillon in French), Francois and Pascale’s Touraine white is a beauty waiting to be discovered!

    Domaine de la Garrèliere 'Cendrillon' - 2010 Domaine de la Garrèliere 'Cendrillon' - 2010 Citrus Fruit Whites France $24
  • Il Conti - Pinot Grigio

    By featuring Il Conti, we’re out to prove that inexpensive Pinot Grigio can be a pleasure to drink. The light and summery Il Conti Pinot Grigio displays its Veneto roots with delicate melon and citrus fruits. There is bright acidity throughout this Pinot Grigio, but it doesn’t have a harsh acidic finish like some other inexpensive options. The wine is quite refreshing yet balanced.

    This wine is an absolute necessity to have close at hand during warmer months; so keep the ice bucket ready! The Il Conti also pairs well all throughout the year with fresh fruit or light fish and poultry dishes.

    Il Conti - Pinot Grigio Il Conti - Pinot Grigio Citrus Fruit Whites Italy $9
  • Bidoli - Pinot Grigio - 2011

    When we crave Pinot Grigio, we are in the mood for something light and fresh. However, many of the inexpensive options leave much to be desired. It’s time to re-introduce you to Italy’s most well-known white with this beautiful wine from Friuli!

    When we met the winemaker’s daughter, it was clear the Bidoli family is dedicated to producing high-quality wines true to their traditions. It should be no surprise that this wine has an aromatic nose and a palate full of fresh white fruit and flowers. The Pinot Grigio certainly satisfies as light and inviting – but the fruit structure and depth are apparent as well.

    Bidoli - Pinot Grigio - 2011 Bidoli - Pinot Grigio - 2011 Citrus Fruit Whites Italy $12
  • Massone 'Gavi' - 2010

    If you’re looking for both weight and acidity in your white wine, look no further than the Massone Gavi. While wines from the Gavi region are often compared to Burgundy, we find Stefano Massone’s expression of the indigenous Cortese grape to be in a class of its own.

    Pears and apples dominate the nose, but there are underlying hints of lime and exotic fruit. On the palate the Cortese provides rich, ripe fruit and an excellent acidic backbone; making it the perfect choice for serving with shellfish and salads. We also think this wine is a great aperitif and frequently enjoy a glass on its own!

    Massone 'Gavi' - 2010 Massone 'Gavi' - 2010 Citrus Fruit Whites Italy $14
  • Stone Barn - Chardonnay

    The gatekeepers of fine wine have regularly disparaged inexpensive California Chardonnay. For good reason – much of it is poorly made, over-oaked, “soft drink” wine. With that being said, stop the presses: we have found a winner at only $8! The key to the wine’s success is that winemaker Tom Smith went for balance in his wine.

    This Chardonnay has a lovely color and aromas of pineapple, pear, and light vanilla. The palate offers a rich, full mouthfeel with pear, apple, melon, and citrus flavors. The Chardonnay is fabulous on its own, and is also terrific for pairing with grilled white meat dishes in garlic or cream sauce.

    Stone Barn - Chardonnay Stone Barn - Chardonnay Citrus Fruit Whites United States $8
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  • Clos Troteligotte - 'La Fourmi' - Cahors 2008

    Overseeing 24 acres on the plateau of Villeseque, Emmanuel Rybinski tends to some of the best terroir in Cahors. While you may be more acquainted with Malbec from Argentina, the grape’s true home is in France and it performs beautifully in the Cahors region of Southwest France.

    Enticing red cherry aromas lead you into a sip of this well-made Malbec blend. Your palate is immediately filled with fresh berries, but there is underlying complexity as the earthy notes become apparent. Silky-smooth tannins and pleasant minerality allow this French Malbec to pair exquisitely with grilled meats, barbecue, and oven-roasted chicken.

    Clos Troteligotte - 'La Fourmi' - Cahors 2008 Clos Troteligotte - 'La Fourmi' - Cahors 2008 Black Fruit Reds France $12