1. Angiolini Maule "I Masieri" Bianco Garganega - $15.99 - Angiolini Maule is a former pizzaiolo, or pizza maker, who became obsessed with making natural wine in a place called Gambellara, the foothills of Vicenza, which are an extension of the famed Soave foothills of the Veneto. The white wines are quite similar, made from the Garganega grapes, which can produce a very fine wine, with hints of lemon, almond, and spice. Maule is dedicated to cultivating a living, dynamic ecosystem in which his vines can flourish. He doesn't use any chemical treatments in the vineyards, and follows biodynamic principles to foster healthy and vibrant soils. He believes without healthy soil, you can't have healthy grapes or wine.
Coravin's Wine Preservation Opener lets you pour wine without opening the bottle. It uses a needle to go through the cork and it pumps argon gas inside the bottle to preserve the wine. Once you remove the gadget, the bottle won't leak.
(Aubrey Stout) 1. Domaine Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme A.O.C Touraine Sauvignon - $16.99 - To get a sense of the kind of vibrant, uncomplicated, soulful wines the Loire can produce, pop open a few bottles of the Bonhomme wines. They are emblematic of the middle Loire regions of Touraine and Cheverny, an area known for its fresh and zesty Sauvignon Blanc that are more affordable than Sancerre and Pouilly Fume to the east.
1. Château Ducasse Bordeaux Blanc - Hervé Dubourdieu’s charm and modest disposition are complemented by his focus and ferocious perfectionism.
From Aubrey Stout of Imbibe:
Domaine des Terres Dorées Beaujolais Blanc - Jean-Paul Brun is a no-nonsense winemaker from Beaujolais who has garnered a reputation that reaches far beyond the natural wine community.
Is this just another wine gimmick? Orange wine, really?