January 2023

January 2023

  • Château de Grand Pré Beaujolais 
  • Château de Grand Pré is a family-owned estate located in the southern part of Burgundy, in the Fleurie and Villié-Morgon regions. By the year 2000, the family had already stopped using any and all chemicals in their vineyards and were fully certified organic in 2012. This certified organic Beaujolais will warm your heart and soul! Rainy outside? Not a problem. Turn on your favorite rom com, sit back and let the day melt away. You’ll experience notes of currant, blackcurrant and strawberry. Savory, light, and easy. Pairs well with a cheeseburger, pasta with roasted tomatoes, pork belly, or chicken tikka masala. Serve slightly cooler than room temperature and enjoy to the fullest! You deserve it! 

  • Domaine du Haut-Planty Gwin Evan Au Gré Du Vin
  • Michel Couillaud converted his father’s polyculture farm into a vineyard in the 1960’s. Then, the next generation of the family took over with a new way of thinking about winemaking and wine, while respecting the traditions of the past. Part of this meant converting the vineyards to 100% organic viticulture and embracing natural wine. Located in the heart of Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, between the mildness of the Loire river and the freshness of the Atlantic ocean, Le Haut-Planty is situated on the best hillside of Le Landreau. They have been practicing organic farming since 2007 and finally got certified in 2015. Gwin Evan Au Gré Du Vin is made from certified organic Melon de Bourgogne (aka Melon, Muscadet and many other synonyms) (in the U.S. it is known mostly in the regions of Oregon and Washington state). The style is light, fresh and extremely food-friendly, pairing well with seafood like raw oysters, fish and chips or sushi. Serve this wine chilled and serve with sushi takeout, or a raclette themed dinner with your favorite Swiss melty cheeses, boiled potatoes and pickles! This is heaven. Welcome! You deserve it. 

  • Dominik Held Weiss
  • Dominik Held is a young winemaker from the Rheinhessen region of Germany. His farming is 100% organic and he’s always looking for new ways to create a more sustainable winemaking practice. It’s his true passion! This chic bottle of skin contact Riesling is just the thing for all your rainy day, New Year, new you lifestyle. Made from a blend of Huxelrebe, Müller-Thurgau, Scheurebe and Riesling with loads of care and love. On the bottle you’ll find the following text from a Frank Ocean song: "Watch the clouds floooommmmmmat, white Ferrari…”. This wine will have you watching the clouds, floating through the world, Ferraris not guaranteed. Semi carbonic maceration and 5 days of skin contact for the Huxelrebe and Scheurebe, and whole bunch press for the Müller-Thurgau and Riesling. Aged on its full lees for 11 months in stainless steel tanks, bottled unfiltered and unfined – with just a minute hint of sulphites. It’s refreshing and citrus-y with a touch of salted caramel and tropical fruit but so light that you can keep drinking all night long! Serve chilled and pair with clam linguine, a whole Costco rotisserie chicken, roasted broccoli with garlic or vegetarian egg rolls! You can’t go wrong. This wine is stupendous! Please enjoy. 

  • Domaine Philippe Pibarot ‘Cante Renard’ Rouge­
  • You will fall head over heels for this easy-to-drink delicious red blend by Philippe Pibarot. Philippe’s vines are planted in the small city of Mus, in the Languedoc. He has become a positive influence for young winemakers looking to convert to organic and biodynamic viticulture. He makes wines that are not pretentious but rather made to be shared and enjoyed with friends and family. Always delicious. Always approachable. Always a hit with any crowd. Easy, breezy, beautiful! Cante Renard is made from a blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Carignan, Morastel, Counoise and Cinsault on clay and limestone soils. All grapes are harvested by hand and are farmed organically and/or biodynamically. Serve this wine slightly cooler than room temperature - no need for a full chill (unless you want it that way!) and pair with a carne asada burrito, lomo saltado, braised short rib or even a pasta bolognese! You will fall in love with this adorable singing pup and you may even join her in singing a high note of joy! Because life is good when you have good wine. Santé!

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