May 2013

  1. Revelatory Russian River Pinot from Wait Cellars

    To all Best Winers, We aren't winemakers. We seldom speculate on how many of the world's greatest wines are produced. Winemakers have their secrets, and they generally don't let people in on them because it's, like, a secret or something.  We usually don't care too much about the 'how' something great finds its way into the bottle, we just want...
  2. An 'Impressive' 2000 Vintage Bordeaux, Chateau-Direct, only $24.88!

    To all Best Winers, Over the last two decades Chateau Thieuley has become one of the premier estates of the Bordeaux AC appellation thanks to the brilliant leadership of the sister and sister team of Marie and Sylvie Courselle. And some of you will indeed notice the fact that this limited library release from the 2000 vintage ‘only’ says Bordeaux...
  3. Hot New Releases from Cult Champagne King Egly-Ouriet

    To all Best Winers, "Egly-Ouriet remains one of Champagne’s leading small growers. From top to bottom these wines impress for their inimitable class." -Antonio Galloni Francis Egly’s wines put the ‘grower’ in Grower Champagne. His Egly-Ouriet Champagnes were some of the first estate-bottled bubbles to be introduced to America and capture the essence of what great, artisan-produced Champagne is all...
  4. Best Wines Value Alert: 92 pt. $13 dry Chenin from Secateurs!

    To all Best Winers, Everything about today’s offering is cool. The labels are cool, the wines are cool, even the owner/winemakers name, Adi Badenhorst, is cool. There’s almost a danger of this offering being too hip. In wine terms, Adi Badenhorst is one of South Africa’s up and coming rebel rock stars.  He left a great gig at Rustenberg, one...

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