Barbera is one of our favorite grapes: juicy, punchy, red-fruited, and earthy. Here, Gozzelino makes a textbook expression of this beloved Piemontese grape. With light tannins and notes of bright and fresh strawberries, you can keep it flowing all night.
Many things have been made of Lambrusco over the years, but one thing’s for sure–a well made version is virtually unbeatable on the table. Porchetta? Burgers? Pizza? Bring ‘em on. Saliceto is committed to producing thirst-quenching expressions of Lambrusco using only natural methods. Chill down and glou away.
This bold Nebbiolo from Gozzelino is an incredible value - classic Piemontese Nebbiolo aromatics including dry rose petals, balsamic, and tart dark cherries make up the nose, whereas the structural elements take over on the palate, knocking us out with silky tannin and mouthwatering acidity.
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.
This Prosecco is light and refreshing, boasting classic notes of fresh citrus, tart tropical fruits, green apples, and plenty of minerality. Thanks to the Piave River, the mircroclimate here in Treviso is perfect for ripening Glera, and the proof is in the glass.
When we think “old World Chardonnay” our minds immediately head to Burgundy, but this Piemontese Chardonnay is a close second! The high altitude of these vines brings lightness, brightness, and freshness to this mineral-driven expression of Chardonnay.
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.
Make sure to take a photo of this bottle--otherwise, after drinking it, you’ll constantly be asking yourself, “What WAS that?” What it is: a gorgeous little Cabernet-Franc-based rosé from winemaker Kevin Fontaine. Like strawberry lemonade became a very delicious savory wine. Pair with sunshine and a smile.
Whites from Bordeaux are widely misunderstood and underappreciated. This delicious blend of Semillon and Muscadelle is floral, aromatic, and bright. 100% organic, this wine is perfect for your next Szechuan takeout dinner.
We can barely restrain our excitement for this brand new wine from the best value producer in all of Italy. All of Elvio Tintero’s wines are spot on, delicious, and cheap! Delicious, classic Nebbiolo for 13 bucks? How can you beat it? With some fresh pasta, that’s how.
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.
Poderi Cellario represents the best of old and new Piedmont. They are firm classicists when it comes to respecting local winemaking traditions, yet manage to imbue their bottlings with a sense of modernity and playfulness. This is glou-glou with structure and depth, meant to be enjoyed with pizza.
Athletes du Vin is a collective of Loire Valley producers that set out on a mission to bring the winemaker's table to you. These are the everyday wines you will find on winemakers tables littered among goat cheese crottin and heaping jars of rillettes. The wines of Athletes du Vin are meant to be opened often and consumed without pretension. Poured out liberally with cherished friends and good food.
Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc spring to mind when discussing Loire Valley wine but have you ever heard of Pineau d’Aunis? This little-known grape is a hidden gem in the Loire valley. A native grape to the region and a true sponge of terroir. It has a reputation for being extremely finicky to grow and by the 1970s there were only 17 hectares of Pineau d'Aunis remaining in the Loire Valley! Recognizing the importance of preserving native varietals from extinction a few winemakers decided Pineau d'Aunis was worth the additional attention to grow and we are glad they did! At Dedalus, we are on a constant hunt for value-driven chillable reds. A staff favorite and a style of wine that pairs with almost anything or nothing at all. Athletes Pineau d'Aunis is packed with crunchy cherry fruit but showcases its savory side delivering waves of sage and black pepper. If you find yourself gravitating towards more youthful expressions of Beaujolais this will be right up your alley!
Craving a truly transportive experience? Throw a slight chill on this bottle, and enjoy at lunchtime with a slice of roasted pheasant terrine, grilled sausages, and cornichons. You won’t be disappointed!
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.
Domaine Gallety is perhaps the most esteemed champion of the Côtes du Vivarais, an A.O.C. that lies directly between the Northern and Southern Rhône. Their blanc possesses the luscious silken texture typical of Rhône whites, along with delicate aromatics of chamomile tea and honeysuckle blossoms.
With a flawless track record of 30+ years of thirst-quenching delight, this wine is still delivering the same euphoria as ever. Bright & crisp, this wine offers a fragrant burst of citrus & orange blossom before a delicate, finely etched mineral finish. Crab cakes with this rosé would be a match made in heaven.
This is a fresh and vibrant vino tinto, with soil-driven and vibrant aromatics of citrus flowers, anise, blue and red fruits; the palate is medium-bodied and elegant in structure, with tension between tannin and acidity.
Chilean wines are here to stay at Dedalus! While this tinto is fermented in concrete, it is aged in older French barrels, giving way to notes of toasty baking spices, brown sugar, and baked apples. Drink this with a VT burger - bacon, apples, and a chunk of cheddar - and your day will be complete.
A blend of all the “noble grapes” of Alsace: Pinot blanc, Muscat, Chasselas, & Riesling - this is the perfect white for rich winter fare. The style in Alsace veers toward producing drier, more intensely mineral whites. This is no exception with charming notes of orchard fruits, white flowers, and chalky minerals.
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!
When talking about his vines winemaker, Pablo Fallabrino says, “It’s really wild… we don’t like an overworked vineyard.” This wine definitely feels wild. Made from the Tannat grape, it has become an important varietal for Uruguay and it demands a spot on the table with Carne Asada.
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.
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.
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.
Food friendly, versatile and perfect with a slight chill. They're BBQ All-Stars.