Poderi Cellario is run by a third generation Piedmont winemaking family with an intense passion for grapes native to the region, like Barbera. This rendition, harvested from old vines, is round, intense, and fully enjoyable with a steak or other grilled meats.
Cascina degli Ulivi continuously produces surprising, purely biodynamic, and downright delicious Piedmontese wines, and this “Semplicemente” made with Cortese grapes is no exception. A departure from their highly structured, age-worthy bottles, this wine is fresh, fun, and ready to drink now, with notes of crisp fruit and sea breezy minerality.
Stefano Bellotti of Cascina degli Ulivi was an influential figure in the movement to bring biodynamic winemaking into the mainstream — his warmth and generosity extended to both the natural environment and the people he came into contact with. And while “Semplicemente vino” translates to “simply wine,” this wine embodies the word veraciously. Down to earth, lively, and honest with a touch of funk, this is Piemontese natural wine at its best.
Wines from this tiny Galician gem are always on our heavy rotation list. Alberto Nanclares and Silvia Prieto take Albariño to to the very highest place. Through meticulous winemaking they channel the soul of Rías Baixas, its sandy, granitic soils, and their place on the Atlantic coast of northern Spain into their tiny winery infusing their wines with startling intensity. While other winemakers in the region de-acidify their Albariño, Alberto and Silvia fully embrace that acid. The bright, vibrant energy of their wines is unmatched. Dandelion is 100% Albariño, wild-fermented and aged on its lees for 7 months. The wine is alive, saline, and delicious. It smells and tastes of lime zest, wet cement, honeysuckle and ripe asian pear.
Alberto and Silvia honor and protect their vineyards in a way that resembles the reverence and respect one might show a group of elders. Their winery is not much bigger than a walk-in closet. What they manage to capture in that small space is a sort of mystical connectedness to their homeland that should be (and is) the envy of every winemaker working to connect their wines to a place.
This bright and energetic blend of Vermentino and Chardonnay is poised to shake up your white wine regimen. On the nose, expect sea-kissed lemon rind and ripe pineapple. On the palate, it is crisp, dry, and seriously refreshing. Cue up the seafood: fish, scallops, anything in a shell. It’s going to pop when paired with this wine.
A new salami from Driftless in Wisconsin that take's its inspiration from a classic Greek style. Cumin and oregano are prominent in the blend, resulting in a earthy and nuanced flavor that's calling out for a fruity red wine and sheep's milk cheese.
Fisherman Keper Connell grew up in the restaurant industry and is a lifelong fisherman dedicated to sustainability. In addition to serving as the fisherman-in-chief at Gulf of Maine Conserva, Keeper is committed to ensuring these delicious fish remain for future generations to enjoy. Attention is given to each rod and reel caught fish before being cooked and tinned immediately in extra virgin olive oil. You'll taste the care that goes into each can of this uniquely New England twist on an old-world favorite.