This month, we celebrate olives and their profound ability to coax a mundane meal into a most exquisite Mediterranean experience. These savory stone fruits are enjoyed the world over in myriad expressions, especially in the regions where they are grown: mixed into an herby pasta in Sicily, roasted with chicken in Provence, baked into focaccia in Puglia... Of course, pressed and bottled, their golden oil brightens our cuisine like a drizzle of liquid sunshine. And with a cool glass of rosé, a briny bowl of cured olives can be an effortless epicurean indulgence.
Now through October 2nd, take 20% off the wines in the collection below.
Domaine Giudicelli France | Corsica | Patrimonio
It’s beautifully ethereal, with pillowy fruit that tastes so sublime it would be limiting to attempt a description, although quince and verbena jump to mind.
Riofavara Italy | Sicily | Eloro
“Sciavè is the result of ancient clones of Nero d’Avola which, besides exalting the limestone matrix of its terroir of origin in the Eloro appellation, carry forth the elegance gleaned from patiently aging the wine in barrel.”
Tenuta Anfosso Italy | Liguria | Rossese di Dolceacqua
The 130-year-old vines at Poggio Pini deliver Alessandro Anfosso’s greatest wine: a deep, silken Rossese that marries floral, smoky, and spice elements, culminating in a mouthwatering, stony finish.
Domaine Leon Barral France | Languedoc-Roussillon | Faugères
Simultaneously rustic and graceful, dark and light on its feet, this red shows succulent notes of mixed red and black fruit, spices, and leather.
Grottafumata Italy | Sicily | IGT Terre Siciliane
Grottafumata means “smoky caves” and that's exactly what I think about when I swish this around. Grown in volcanic soils, it's a perfect balance between smoky tannins and Sicilian grapes.
Domaine d’Aupilhac France | Languedoc-Roussillon | Languedoc
A blend of Grenache Blanc, Ugni Blanc, Clairette, and Vermentino planted in the lieu-dit of Aupilhac, the little corner of the Larzac behind Sylvain’s winery.
As far as I know, Kermit has never explicitly asked Kuentz-Bas to craft a series of wines to keep us engaged, on our toes, and refreshed most every night of the week. But, as you’ll discover by sampling the wines in this collection, that is—remarkably—what this domaine has done...
Nearly all of our 2021 rosés are now in stock, and they were well worth the wait. A relatively cool growing season across France yielded zingier-than-usual wines marked by bracing acidity and crisp, fresh fruit from the Loire Valley all the way down to the Mediterranean.
Well, one bottle led to another, and before you can learn how to pronounce “Loire” like a true Frenchman, Paul had created four recipes to accompany and show off the wines from the four Loire wine regions.
Through their various bottlings, these three domaines contribute to a collection of Chablis marked by place, each reflecting a unique site and the commitment of a talented vigneron. They communicate the Chablisien goût de terroir—that unequaled aroma and flavor that can only come from Chardonnay grown in this chilly pocket of northern Burgundy.
The only thing we like better than great wine is great wine that doesn’t cost much and we’re happy to report that a bottle of great wine can still be found for $20 or less. We’ve put together a collection of our favorites all in one place for your browsing pleasure: bargain whites, rosés, reds, and a couple of sparklers.
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