The Funaro siblings are working with an eye towards sustainability - with fruit orchards, vegetable fields, olive groves, and of course, vineyards on their property here in Sicily. This Zibibbo is aromatic and floral, with notes of honeysuckle and seabreeze.
Moretto Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro Secco NV
Fattoria Moretto’s Lambrusco is a party in a bottle. A fresh, bubbly red with notes of dark berries and herbs, there is no more joyful and refreshing vino rosso out there. Pair it up with just about anything for a sure win. And yes–it’s dry.
Gregoletto, founded in 1600 (yup), has been crafting delicious, rustic Prosecco for a long time. Bottled using the traditional sui lieviti method, a secondary fermentation occurs in the bottle, producing the classic, crisp Prosecco bubbles. This classically tasty Prosecco is a worthy pizza night companion.
Paris Wine Company founder Joshua Adler and Sommelier Mayu Miller have joined forces to bring you Dos Molinos as a Spanish exploration. The vineyards are located in the northwest province of Zaragoza in the DOP Campo de Borja known to locals as “The Kingdom of Garnacha”.
Our friends over at Sommariva have a real knack for pumping out quality Italian bubbles at a serious discount. Made from primarily Rabaso, a native Italian varietal rich in acidity, this bubbly exhibits ripe fruit notes alongside chalk minerality, all in perfect balance. Pairing this one with a triple cream cheese is a no-brainer.
Sparkling Chenin Blanc is one of the best ways to get any party started. This wine is orchard fruited, floral, and spunky - perfect for your next get together. Sebastien Brunet converted his family estate to organics in 2006 and the wines are only getting better for it.
Nestled between Savoie, the Jura, Burgundy, and the Rhône, this small yet mighty appellation is one to explore. Patrick Bottex, along with his wife and son, farm the rocky limestone slopes of Bugey to produce a beautiful sparkling rosé. Predominantly Gamay, this slightly sweet bottling shows bright fruit and refreshing acidity.
Well known for producing profound Chenin Blanc, Chateau D’Épiré also harnesses the Anjou region as Cabernet Franc territory, bringing us this lively & herbaceous cuveé. It’s velvety, mouthwatering & downright intoxicating with notes of white pepper, eucalyptus & salty olives.
The indigenous Groppello grape takes center stage in “La Botte Piena,” a light-bodied red that falls into the Valtènesi DOC. There is an easy-drinking spirit common to all of La Basia’s wines. These straightforward, pleasure-filled wines are a testament to the potential of this unheralded region as well as to Giacomo’s passion for the family farm.
Harvested at the coolest time of day, from vines 140 meters above sea level, this wine is bursting with freshness. Sicilian wines are often incredibly versatile for food pairing, and this is no exception. Enjoy with anything from fish to steak!
Inspired by the Miles Davis album, Silent Way, winemaker Matt Harrop tries to channel that same ingenuity, inventiveness, and precision in his winemaking. They believe hard work, love, and friendship are the keys to nurturing the vineyards and creating delicious wines.
As the fourth generation to farm his family’s domaine, Eric Chevalier is nothing short of a rising star winemaker in the Loire Valley. His Val de Loire cuvee accentuates classic notes of Cabernet Franc, with aromas of tobacco & green pepper, with tart red berry all over the palate.
Ask any sommelier, and they will tell you Chenin Blanc on Schist soil is an absolute dream come true. Here in Anjou, that’s exactly what we’re working with. The mild climate and Maritime influence of Anjou, paired with the mouth watering acidity and gorgeous orchard fruited characters of Chenin Blanc deliver way above its price point.
Leonardi Bulli is a fifth generation winemaker, and his mother, La Signora Bulli, is especially proud of the medallion coins the family won for its wines in the late 1800’s, which are still featured on the label today. Fuschia in the glass, this wine delivers plenty of juicy red fruit and spicy minerality.
Bengoetxe is the only winery from the Denomination of Origin Getaria Txakolina that produces organic txakoli guaranteeing its production without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers. On top of that, it’s perfectly quaffable, thirst-quenching, and refreshing.
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.
Find yourself searching for some extra depth and complexity in your rosé? Why not look to Brunello for the answer. An astronomer by trade, Guiseppe Sesti found his calling crafting unbelievable expressions of Sangiovese. His rosato is no different. Deep, dark, and fresh, try it with roast pork.
Chanteleuserie Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil Irene 2019
Domaine de Chanteleuserie really set themselves apart stylistically in Bourgueil. They put in extra effort to preserve freshness and acidity in their wine, resulting in clean, spicy, herbal Cabernet Franc with no tannic harshness. For quality, affordable Cab Franc, Chanteleuserie is as good as they come.
The Bauer family is dedicated to sustainability and biodiversity in their winemaking, ensuring there is a lush green cover with indigenous flora in all their vineyards. The greenery of the terroir is beautifully reflected in this wine, with 30 days skin contact giving it notes of citrus and grass.
The village of Rosswag is often forgotten in the conversation about German wines. 99% of grapes go directly to village coops. The other 1% goes to the wines of Olympia and Hannes Roterfaden. They use the old vines, steep slopes, and lack of preconceived notions of what Rosswag wines should taste like, to their advantage.
A blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Cinsault and 10% Muscat de Hambourg (Black Muscat) grapes. The winemaker’s minimal intervention in the vineyard and cellar, plus the unique limestone and red clay soils, deliver revealing wines. The Muscat gives this a touch of sweet fruit, but by no means is this a sweet wine.
Natural old-vine Frappato/Perricono from Etna's volcanic soils? In a liter bottles? Yes please! This Sicilian party bottle is super fun to share (or not). Think juicy plum and ripe blackberry, smoked rosemary and baking spices. These young stars of Italy's natural wine scene have Frank Cornelissen looking over his shoulder! Buy a few bottles before it's all gone. Bio wines this good sell fast!