November 2015

  1. Let's Make a Deal: Vino Edition

    It’s the ‘holiday season’, which brings out some of the best, and the worst in us.  The same is true of retailers.  Let the games begin.  It’s the time of year, though that is pretty much the process all year long.  We see ad after ad where retail chains advertise that they have lowest possible prices, and then offer you...
  2. The Coche Connection: Fab Burgundy Deal from Pascal Clement!

    To all Wine Exchangers, Burgundy is a little like real estate.  A lot of it is about location.  The top vineyards command the top prices no matter who makes them and, if it’s made by a master, it will simply cost more.  There’s no special skill in buying a $300 bottle of white Burgundy…except having the $300.  The trick for...
  3. Wine Spectator's Top 100: What's In Stock Now (and Going Fast...)

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  4. Miss The Chimeres? Here's 3 More Can't-Miss Picks From the Rhone!

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  5. Lafage Strikes Again: 93pt St. Roch Chimeres 2013 Just $13.98!

    .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 Wine Exchangers, “These are brilliant new releases from Chateau Saint Roch, which was recently purchased by Jean-Marc Lafage (and is a joint venture with importer Eric Solomon). Located in the...
  6. Over 50% Off This Gambero Rosso Three Glass Winner!

    To all Wine Exchangers, It looks like another Winex first. I don’t honestly recall ever seeing such a deal on a wine that received the coveted Three Glasses (Tre Bicchieri) Award from Italy’s Gambero Rosso magazine. First, just getting a sniff of the award is a big deal. Wineries all throughout Italy let you know their wine was merely in...
  7. Supreme Sancerre from Vacheron & Mellot

    To all Wine Exchangers,   Sancerre. When done right, it is one of the wine world’s finest white wines. Today, we’re doing the right thing and featuring Sancerre done right, from two of its premier producers. It’s a delicate balance, how to inject the Sauvignon (Blanc) grape with intensity and richness without sacrificing those wonderful, snappy, turbo-charged, mouth-watering acids and...
  8. It's A Sherry Renaissance: We've Got the Basics that will Help you Add Extra Cheer to your Holiday Gatherings!

    There are plenty of topics for us to tackle in the world of wine going forward.  But to us, this is the time of year to kick back and celebrate the season.  Now we realize the season is different for different folks because there are varied religion-based considerations.  But Thanksgiving, the American holiday, is the same for everyone we think. ...
  9. "Knockout" Parker Bordeaux Bargain from La Vieille Cure, Only $19.98!

    .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 Wine Exchangers, La Vieille Cure has become one of the darlings of Bordeaux over the past thirteen years, going back to the 2000 vintage when Robert Parker gave the estate...
  10. The Critics Concur: Spectator Top 100 & Advocate Fave Pinot Deal from Colene Clemens

    .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 Wine Exchangers, “This (tasting) was one of those occasions where I wish I could have found time to visit the producer for no other reason than I was deeply impressed...

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