2020 Domaine de Cornillac Beaujolais Nouveau


Domaine de Cornillac is a small, family-owned winery in the Saint Verand region of southern Beaujolais. Unlike most Beaujolais Nouveau that are produced by large conglomerates to be sold en masse to American consumers, Domaine de Cornillac uses the grapes from their young estate vines to produce a small bottling of Nouveau.

2017 Stéphane Ogier “Le Temps Est Venu” Cotes du Rhone


From the age of six, current owner and winemaker Stéphane knew he wanted to follow in his winemaker father’s footsteps. In 1997, after completing his oenological studies in Beaune, Stéphane formally joined the family estate known for producing wines from some of the most famous Côte-Rôtie areas.

2018 Maison Albert Bichot Coteaux Bourguignons


Maison Albert Bichot is one of Burgundy’s best negociants. Able to source grapes from all over Burgundy, they produce everything from the finest Grand Cru Burgundy has to offer to more affordable table wines. Coteaux Bourguignons is a recent appellation (created in 2011) to give Burgundy’s winemakers greater flexibility.

2019 Louis Jadot Domaine Clair-Daü Marsannay Rosé, Burgundy, France


Domaine Clair-Daü, although relatively young, was one of the greatest domaines of Burgundy. The Domaine was founded in 1919 when Joseph Clair married Marguerite Dau.

2019 Land of Saints Cabernet Franc, Santa Barbara County, CA


Land of Saints is a collaboration between Angela and Jason Osborne (A Tribute to Grace Wine Company), and Manuel Cuevas (C2 Cellars). The name comes from Jason’s roots in Cornwall (also known as the Land of Saints) but is also a play on California’s many Saintly cities (Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa, San Francisco, etc.).

2016 Castelgufo Chianti Riserva, Tuscany, Italy


The Cerester winery, located just east of Pisa, has focused on growing organic Chianti for three generations. The Castelgufo Chianti Riserva is made from certified organic Sangiovese (80%), Colorino (10%), and Malvasia Nera (10%) vines, set on rocky clay-limestone terroir.

2018 Altos Las Hormigas ‘Classico’ Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina


Altos Las Hormigas was founded in 1995 by a consortium of prominent Italian winemakers, including Alberto Antonini of Antinori and Antonio Morescalchi.

2015 Opta Tinto, Dao, Portugal


Nuno Cancela de Abreu is a person whom you could call the “Elder Statesman” of winemaking in Central Portugal and he carries the torch as the fourth generation of his family to operate their estate in the foggy, cool climate hills of the Dão that sit above the village of Mortagua.

2017 Volver ‘Madame Bobalu’ Bobal, Valencia, Spain


Rafael Cañizares founded Volver in 2004 with the goal of reviving indigenous Spanish grapes and old vineyards. In August we brought you “Wrongo Dongo” Monastrell, with its memorable mustachioed character on the front label. This month we are featuring Mr. Dongo’s sidekick Madame Bobalu.

2019 Reguta di Anselmi ‘Giuseppe e Luigi’ Friulano, Friuli, Italy


Ettore Anselmi first planted vines in 1937 after he bought two small farms in Pocenia and Dolegna del Collio. These areas are unique and specialize in white wine production. Limestone and clay soils suit Pinot Grigio, Friulano, and Glera very well. The Bora winds from the northern Julian Alps keep the vineyard fresh and dry.

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