Holiday Value Sampler
12 Bottles for
Sampler Price: $104.99
(Full Retail: $144.88)
December always winds up being more expensive than you think it will be, so this year make sure to save some money on wine by picking up one of our Holiday Value Samplers. A dozen bottles that average less than $10 a pop, but are still interesting and delicious.
Domaine de la Pepiere 2012 Muscadet
Fresh and lively wine from the pays Nantais of France. Clean, versatile, and it rocks with fatty cheese.
Joseph Mellot 2013 Sincerite
The Mellot family have a 500 year history of producing wines from Sancerre and Pouilly Fume (which are excellent), but for everyday drinking they produce this remarkable white wine for a very reasonable price.
Evolucio 2013 Furmint
It’s probably an infrequent occurrence when you ponder over dry white wine from Hungary. Let’s change that. This white is made from the grape Furmint which is an aromatic, floral wine which reminds us to keep an open mind about where our fermented grape juice comes from.
Koehler-Ruprecht 2010 Pinot Blanc Kabinett Trocken
Proving that the Pfalz region of Germany is more than good for Riesling, this bone dry Pinot Blanc is a great example of when stones, smoke, and minerality are more forward than fruit in wine.
La Ferla 2013 Inzolia
If you happen to be doing a dinner with seven fishes later this month, I would seriously consider the natural partner that is wine made from the grape Inzolia out of Sicily.
Chateau Moulin Rose 2000 Cotes de Castillon
What’s better than well aged Bordeaux? Well aged Bordeaux at a good price. Nuff said.
Osel 2011 Ruche
When was the last time you had a good Ruche? You know that great, saved-from-the-brink-of-extinction northern Italian red. Flowers, pepper, fruit. What more could one ask for?
Cantina Tintero Langhe Rosso
Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, & Cabernet Franc. A great Italian table wine from importer Kermit Lynch.
Colonia las Liebres 2012 Bonarda
Malbec isn’t the only thing coming out of Argentina. Bonarda, the lesser known of Argentina’s grapes, makes for a plush and juicy wine that happens to complement venison stew rather well.
JP Brun 2012 Beaujolais Vielles Vignes
Great village Beaujolais to go with whole roast chicken on one of these cold December nights.
Chateau Grand Cassagne 2012 Costieres de Nimes
60% Grenache, 40% Syrah, and all you need for mushroom ragout.
Domaine de la Pepiere 2012 Cot
We started with Pepiere, we’ll finish with Pepiere. Cot is the local name for Malbec in the Loire Valley of France, but it’s good that it goes by another name because it is so different from what you find in Argentina. A different, but tasty, wine in its own idiosyncratic way.