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june values & splurges
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june values & splurges

We’re still recommending some great values and splurges for whatever summer needs arise at every price point! valuesJean Luc Colombo Les Abeilles: This white Côtes du Rhône (80% Clairette and 20% Roussanne) has notes of apple blossoms and tangy yellow apple. And for every bottle purchased, the Colombo family, life-long beekeepers and grape growers, makes a donation to the … Continue reading

chardonnay day around the world
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chardonnay day around the world

There are so many Chardonnays to explore beyond big oaky ones. I tasted around the globe for May 27’s Chardonnay Day and found some really interesting ones!  Stellenbosch, South Africa: Tokara Reserve Chardonnay 2018White florals and pungent citrus notes. We had this with some Nigerian chicken and coconut rice – delicious! $26 Kosovo: Stone Castle 2018Owner Rrustem Gecaj left … Continue reading

champagne fridays in may
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champagne fridays in may

Yep, still happening. Grab these great Champagnes to celebrate getting through another pandemic week! Laurent Perrier Brut La Cuvée: This is probably my favorite Champagne in this price range (and frankly even compared to other price ranges). Has such great apple fruit balanced with a hint of lime, and the bubbles are perfect. $45 Leclerc Briant: LOVE … Continue reading

champagne fridays: march
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champagne fridays: march

This is still happening because we need to still remember to celebrate the small things – like getting through another pandemic week! This month I concentrated on ones made by women, because the number of female chef de caves are also still tragically low, but the ones in place are incredible and rising: Perrier-Jouët: The 8th cellarmaster — … Continue reading