2013 December

Staying with our romance theme, here are three recommendations for the perfect gift for a warm romantic evening.   Chateau du Tariquet Armagnac – This is a wonderful Armagnac from the Bas region of France. The history of this small, family-owned distillery reads like a romantic novel: A Spanish soldier fighting alongside the French Resistance […]

Pinot Noir makes some of the finest wines in the world. The grape is notoriously difficult – tightly packed clusters, highly temperamental to weather, and generally just fussy. Although it can flummox winemakers, when one gets it right it is the most romantic of wines, voluptuous and powerful. Joel Fleischman of Vanity Fair says great […]

Did you know that the Pacific Coast has cradled a new generation of brilliant, innovative distillers? These new craft spirits make the perfect gift – interesting, delicious, and filled with terrior from your own back yard.   Germain-Robin XO Brandy is the Chez Panisse of craft spirits. Founded in 1982, the house immediately achieved notoriety […]

Chardonnay is a perfect California holiday wine. While the rest of the country is freezing, we raise a glass to our great climate and the beginning of crab season. It pairs perfectly with poultry, persimmons, winter squash, and everything else in season. We have a wonderful selection of Chardonnays that will make perfect holiday gifts. […]