Babette's table is a labor of love created by french trained chacutier Erika Lynch, who applies her craft to pasture-raised pork sourced exclusively from Vermont and New Hampshire. Her Saucisson is delicately spiced with a truly unique texture that reflects Erika's technique. Perfect alongside any cheeseboard.
Historically, Cinsault is often blended with other, darker fruited and fuller bodied grapes. Here, however, it is left to shine on its own, bringing with it crunchy red fruits, notes of hibiscus tea and black cherry. Farmed bio-dynamically in South Australia’s Barossa, this is one of our favorite discoveries this year.
Silex is a rare soil type only found in the Loire that wine geeks will nerd out about forever. Brunet farms the Chenin Blanc for this cuvee on Silex, imparting incredible minerality, structure, and earthiness to this gorgeous pet nat.
Taking after his father and his legendary winemaking, Adrien Renoir is making a statement in their appellation as he converts their farming to biodynamic, making fresh bubbles with finesse. His ‘Le Terrior’ cuvee is 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir, bone-dry, bold flavor, with a gorgeous, long finish.
Matthiasson makes some of our favorite California wines - period. For them, winemaking is an extension of farming, so their wines are meant to be refreshing & complement food. Their Linda Vista Chardonnay is pure honey, apple & peach on the nose with a fleshy, balanced palate.
Presqu’ile continues to produce some of our favorite coastal California wine. Their Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir represents all of the hallmarks: balance, complexity & the unique spice of its region with all the fruit & earth you want in a spectacular Pinot Noir. Pair this up with roast chicken for pure delight.
A rare single-varietal oil from a native Sicilian olive, the Nocellara del Belice. Producer Gianfranco Becchina revitalized and maintains 300-year-old olive groves, yielding this limited-batch, intensely vegetal nuovo. Green melon frutiness up front with a hazelnut-fatty finish makes this one of our favorites.
A toasty little sheep's milk Gouda from the North Sea island of Terschelling. The Fresian sheep that live there graze on the seaweed on the shore in addition to the local grasses found on the island. This gives Terschelling cheese a slight sea breeze saltiness amidst its caramelly, roasted nut flavor.
Lumpp Givry 1er Cru Blanc Clos des Vignes Rondes 2017
Côte Chalonnaise winemaker François Lumpp may just be the biggest hidden gem in all of Burgundy. his wines are seriously pleasureable from the get-go, and offer incredible value relative to the rest of the region. This Chardonnay is from his oldest vines, striking the balance between weight and elegance.
From a collection of 700-year-old Tuscan estates, Laudemio Frescobaldi produces one of the greenest and spiciest oils in our collection. A classic representation of first-harvest oils, Laudemio presents fresh-cut grass and artichoke up front; pleasantly bitter on the back with a dry floral finish.
Prized chrysanthemum buds, thought to carry cooling properties and respected as a symbol of longevity, are blended with Rehoboth Estate dark milk chocolate. The result is a bar of beautifully aromatic chocolate with a gently honeyed finish.
Pump Street Chocolate 58% Dark Chocolate with Hot Cross Buns
2017 in Napa Valley was nothing short of chaotic: hail, sleet, intense summer heat, then a series of forrest fires. A few producers managed to find some peace amongst this chaos, Rudd being our favorite. This wine finds harmony in troubling times, and the result is even better for it.
A limited-batch bar from the master makers at Fossa. This cascara chocolate is infused with coffee cherry husks - the result is a crisp, glossy dark chocolate with sweet notes of sun-dried raisin and hibiscus.
An Umbrian Olio Nuovo from some of our favorite Italian Wine producers. Grassy, bright, and bold with a peppery finish, this oil is a traditional and simply made blend of Frantoio, Moraiolo, Leccino, and Agogia Dolce Olives. Bold, with an almondy fattiness in the mouthfeel. Perfect over greens and Parmigiano.
This 100% Pinot Noir is an incredible example of rosé Champagne can be - vibrant, complex, and rich. The name translates to “The Iron Mountain,” referencing the incredible soil and the minerality in this remarkably special bottle.
Leslie Rudd continually raises the bar for superb California wine through his commitment to producing balanced, terroir driven bottles. In collaboration with his daughter, Samantha, they crafted this impeccably structured Cab that can be enjoyed now, or cellared for years.
Food friendly, versatile and perfect with a slight chill. They're BBQ All-Stars.