Velenosi ‘Querciantica’

Velenosi 'Querciantica' Lacrima di Morro d'Alba A Lacrima di Morro from the Marche region of Italy, this ancient native grape almost became extinct around the mid '80s. This is a gorgeous wine with distinctive floral aromas, blue and red berries on the palate plus...

New Nebbiolo & a Ruché

New Nebbiolo & a Ruché

Caves Cooperatives de Donnas, Vallée d'Aoste $28 Just northwest of Piemonte, you begin your ascent into the Alpine, bilingual, French-Italian region of Valle d'Aosta. Donnas is the first subregion along the Dora Baltea river and the name of a small, high-quality...

Large Format Bordeaux Pre-sell

Large Format Bordeaux Pre-sell

Large format Bordeaux wines will be arriving toward the end of the summer in sizes ranging from Magnums to Melchiors (18 liters). These are sold on a first come, first served basis.

Corzano e Paterno

Corzano e Paterno

A few weeks ago, I returned from a trip to Tuscany where I visited Corzano e Paterno, a gorgeous vineyard in the Tuscan hills of Colli Fiorentini restored and modernized by the late Wendel Gelpke, whose children and grandchildren now work the land making beautiful wines, olive oils and cheeses in this idyllic setting.

Russian Bread Wine, et al.

Russian Bread Wine, et al.

The store has been busy the last couple of weeks with the Spring semester ending. Aside from selling lots of cold beer we’ve been supplying the neighborhood with moving boxes. A couple of new items to blow your mind …

Women Winemakers, Pizza

Women Winemakers, Pizza

4:00pm: Women's Wine Tasting Group For the inaugural Women's Wine Tasting Group organized by Cristy Corcoran of Café Europa we celebrated women winemakers. Of course, I had to bring Filipa Pato. I would have done the Post Quercas but didn't think there would be enough...

Rosés, Greek Wines, Then Mom

Rosés, Greek Wines, Then Mom

8:00 am: Rosé and More Rosé Spent the morning beginning to usher in the new rosés. The list will be rolling through the summer but right now we have rosés from Dominio del Aguila, Enderle & Moll, Eugene Carrel, Antidoto 'Roselito', Bodegas Olivares among others....

Spicy Rioja

Spicy Rioja

6:00 pm: After the storm, Oleana Snuck in to Oleana just after the storm when no one was on the roads. There are a few places that make me realize what a great town this can be and how grateful I am to live here. Oleana is one of them. The place was pretty empty due...