Let’s be honest…there are a lot of us that buy wine, at least occasionally, based on the label/packaging. After all, companies employ marketing departments and pay them the big bucks to get the wine off of the shelf and into your cart…it makes sense, right? I’d like to say that I never fall victim toContinue reading “BEAUTIFUL Chilean Rosé (At an Incredible Price!!)”
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Whiskey Wednesday: An Ode to Talisker Storm Single Malt
We finally were able to get some more of this in; it’s on sale with the distributor in May, so we figured we needed to stock up, and what better time to talk about it than Whiskey Wednesday?? Talisker Storm was one of the original ‘big-name’ NAS (non-age-statement) releases that, at its initial time ofContinue reading “Whiskey Wednesday: An Ode to Talisker Storm Single Malt”
A Beautiful New Rosa Tequila (And a PERFECT Cocktail for Mothers’ Day Brunch!)
No, this isn’t a “mom’s” tequila, or even a particularly feminine tequila, despite the pale salmon hue. Codigo is 100% additive-free, and is the only tequila produced at NOM 1616 (a real rarity in tequila production). Yes, the brand is affiliated with George Strait and a couple of other celebrities, but the stuff in theContinue reading “A Beautiful New Rosa Tequila (And a PERFECT Cocktail for Mothers’ Day Brunch!)”
Haut-Brion Comes to Hy-Vee!!
Wait, what?! No, seriously. Well, sorta. Now that I’ve got your attention, I want to introduce you to some amazing new wines that are owned and produced by the same folks that make the First-Growth red that’s one of the most coveted and lauded red Bordeaux in the world. The Clarendelle Bordeaux wines are “inspiredContinue reading “Haut-Brion Comes to Hy-Vee!!”
Tequila Tuesday: In Focus–Codigo 1530 Blancos!
It’s another Tequila Tuesday and, despite the wretched weather we had over the weekend they tell me that springtime is on the way! Now, warmer weather always has me thinking ‘tequila’, but it’s also Tequila Tuesday, so any bottle of tequila you buy from us is going to get you a 10% discount off ofContinue reading “Tequila Tuesday: In Focus–Codigo 1530 Blancos!”
Rarely-Seen, $100 Italian Chardonnay…For Under $50!!
This is one of those delightful wines that doesn’t get a lot of buzz because no one knows what it is…except for those few who do. I’ll admit, I did not. Until one of my fine-wine reps came to me with this incredible closeout deal! Yeah, when you hear “Gaja” (pronunced “GUY-uh”) white wines aren’tContinue reading “Rarely-Seen, $100 Italian Chardonnay…For Under $50!!”
2020 Goosecross Chardonnay
Looking for a rarely-seen (this actually was, until not too long ago, primarily available through direct-to-consumer/Wine Club sales only!) Chardonnay that’s sure to be a total crowd-pleaser for Easter dinner? Check this guy out! This wine is sourced from two sites in the southern part of the Napa Valley, with each fermented and aged separately.Continue reading “2020 Goosecross Chardonnay”
Two New Kosher Wines for Passover/Easter!
It’s almost that time! As we approach Passover/Easter we traditionally have people asking for more Kosher-certified wines. Many are under the impression that aside from wines like Mogen David and Manischewitz (very sweet, Concord-based table wines) there just aren’t a lot of options out there. We’re happy to tell you that that’s not the caseContinue reading “Two New Kosher Wines for Passover/Easter!”
Are You KIDDING Me? (Closeout Premier Cru Chablis!)
Looking through one of my distributor’s books, I couldn’t believe that they were closing out the last case of this Premiere Cru Chablis. I was even more stunned when it actually showed up, and at the price that I’d been quoted. On top of that, 2018 was a phenomenal vintage in Chablis, and this wineContinue reading “Are You KIDDING Me? (Closeout Premier Cru Chablis!)”
Absolutely Bonkers Deal on Southern-Rhone Red (Exclusive!!)
No, I’m not being particularly hyperbolic (or at least any more than usual)…this is just a stupid good deal. We caught wind of this on a pre-sale email and, once I’d looked into it, I knew we had to try to get some. And guess what?! We are the only account in town that gotContinue reading “Absolutely Bonkers Deal on Southern-Rhone Red (Exclusive!!)”