Patricia Green Cellars - $19.99 - Patricia "Patty" Green was a trailblazer in the early days of the Oregon wine movement. She arrived on the scene 20 years after David Lett planted the first vitis vinifera vines in the Dundee Hills of the Willamette Valley in 1966. Cool climate grapes like Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Blanc were planted along with Pinot Noir, but it was Pinot that was destined to become Oregon's claim to fame.
This perfect gift was found in the bathroom at Marlow’s Tavern in Roswell Georgia. We definitely want one of these...
Tikveš Rkaciteli - $14.99 - Tikves is a region in central Macedonia--the Republic, not the larger region of Macedonia which encompasses the Republic and portions of northern Greece as well as parts of Albania and Serbia.
1. Vinos Piñol Portal Blanco- $18.99 - More commonly known by its French name, Grenache, Garnacha Blanca is the white mutation of black Garnacha, or Grenache. It originated in the rugged northeast of Spain, where this wine is made. It crossed the Pyrenees into France, where it found a home in France's sunny southern regions and became an integral part of many Rhône and Languedoc blends
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.