August 2013

  1. It's Saturday! Another Bomb White Wine Steal from Best Wines...

    To all Best Winers, The southern part of Burgundy, known as the Maconnais, is home to some of the greatest Chardonnay bargains in the world. Here we encounter famously appellated Chardonnay wines like Macon-Villages and Pouilly-Fuissé, which have always magically appeared on every wine list in some form or another in seemingly every corner of the world. These are the...
  2. 'Striking', 'Classy' 90pt. Italian White, only $12.88!

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  3. Lowest price 100pt 1st Growth in America! Chateau-direct 1995 Margaux Pre-Arrival

    .h4 { /*@editable*/ color: #9e1f63; display: block; /*@editable*/ font-family: Arial; /*@editable*/ font-size: 16px; /*@editable*/ font-weight: bold; margin-top: 0%; margin-right: 0; margin-bottom: 0%; margin-left: 0; /*@editable*/ text-align: left; } To all Best Winers, Chateau Margaux is one of the world’s greatest wines. The 1995 Bordeaux vintage was one of the best ever. Bob Parker wrote, “At the minimum, 1995 is an...
  4. Cune Strikes! Classic 95 and 94 Point Gran Reserva Legends...

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  5. $36 Russian River Pinot only $19.88!

    To all Best Winers, We recently did some research with regards to current pricing of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. Now granted, it’s considered by most folks ‘in the know’ to be the finest area in the state for growing and producing top wines from this still red-hot grape variety, so the wines command a premium. But, I hate to...
  6. So Cool, You're Hot: France's Newest Languedoc Star

    To all Best Winers, The Languedoc’s hottest new star is a Best Wines Exclusive! Mas d’Auzieres proprietor Irene Tolleret assured the Wine Advocate’s David Schildknecht back in 2011 after his astounding tasting with her (notes below) that her wines would once again be exported to the United States very soon. We didn’t actually read that until after we brought the...
  7. Rosé, Rosé, Rosé! Best Wines' Top Picks

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  8. 2008 Pomerol = Value! Fab pricing on some Right Bank classics...

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  9. Crazy-good sub-$30 Napa Cab: It still exists...

    To all Best Winers, Atalon winemaker Brian Kosi was once a simple ‘retail’ kind of guy like myself.  As a matter of fact I used to work with him in a previous life at another wine merchant here in Southern Cal. Even during our short time together I could glean that Brian was never going to be a ‘retailer’, this...
  10. $800 a bottle quality, only $58.88...

    To all Best Winers, Chateau Haut Brisson is the home away from home for its owner, Peter Kwok.  Peter has done well for himself conducting business in Asia and, accordingly, had the means to take this once moribund chateau and restore it back to greatness…serious greatness. Check out our interview with Peter by scrolling to the bottom of the page...

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