NEW - A SPECIAL SAMPLE BOX OF 2009 & 2010 BORDEAUX REDS FOR THE AMAZING PRICE OF $131.54. THAT WORKS OUT TO AROUND $22 A BOTTLE FOR SOME OF THE BEST BORDEAUX YOU HAVE EVER ENJOYED - LOOK FOR ZPK-001-09C ON THE "SAMPLE BOX" TAB - BETTER HURRY THESE ARE SELLING FAST AND WE ARE RUNNING LOW ON THIS OFFER..
The discovery of Champagnes Pierre Boever is high on my list of recent accomplishments. A small producer of "Grand Cru" Champagne, it is a rare find indeed as "Grand Crue" Champagnes consist of only 9% of all Champagne produced in France ! It is the VERY TOP CLASSIFICATION OF ALL CHAMPAGNES PRODUCED IN FRANCE AND CHAMPAGNE CAN ONLY BE CALLED "CHAMPAGNE" IF IT HAS BEEN PRODUCED IN FRANCE. We have enlarged our selection of Champagne PANNIER to include Magnums and Splits. Pannier rates consistently high on blind tastings, and rated a 91 on Wine Spectator November 2011 Listings. This is a great Champagne at a reasonable price. Champagne Pannier was served at the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE CONCERT in December 2009 & is proudly served to all first class passengers on Eurostar (Euro-Tunnel) trains.
NEW ARRIVALS FROM BORDEAUX- LOOK THROUGH THE RED BORDEAUX LISTING FOR THE WINES NOTED AS "NEW". We have just received MANY NEW BORDEAUX REDS AND 3 NEW BORDEAUX WHITES. WHITE BORDEAUX IS GAINING INTEREST AND WE HAVE MADE A NICE SELECTION TO START THE SEGMENT. These have all been purchased as the Very Best of my October & November Tastings. THIS ROUNDS OUT OUR BORDEAUX REDS COLLECTION TO 50 LISTINGS and FOUR NEW WHITE BORDEAUX! (down to 48 reds as of July)
DON'T FORGET THE HIDDEN TREASURES OF BORDEAUX: - CRUS BOURGEOIS. LOOK THROUGH THE RED BORDEAUX LIST OR USE THE SEARCH ABOVE TO FIND OUR 6 SUPERB LISTINGS!
It's Hot - Time to think about ROSÉ Our top selling wine in this group is CUVEE DE L'AUBADE - COTES DE PROVENCE ROSÉ, just $11.96! You NEED this wine- it's perfect!!!
... we now carry 7 different wonderful FRENCH Rosé (We believe that this is the most extensive selection in the VI !!!) CHATEAU SAINTE ROSELINE - PERLE DE ROSELINE AOC COTES DE PROVENCE ROSÉ 2013 at only $14.86, and Yes, Domaine Perelles and several others are available! - The new range of higherend Rosé's has been added to our stable of fine FRENCH Provence wines. These are from Chateau Saint Roseline and includes 3 of the Best Rosé's from the Cotes du Provence, in my opinion the World's finest Rosé's. DELICIOUS ! PERFECT FOR OUR WONDERFUL ISLAND WEATHER OUT ON YOUR BOAT, OR ROUND THE POOL WINES! (There is more Rosé Wine consumed in the South of France than any other wine - They know something we in the Islands should consider.) For those who would like to try an assortment of Rosé's, we have a well priced Sample Box made up for your experimentation: All Rosé 6 Bottle Selection Code: ZPK-007H Price: $72.46.
Domaine de Perelles Beaujolais Blanc, 100% Chardonnay One of our Best Selling Whites is the real FRENCH Chardonnay you have been dreaming about and is available at only $14.10. Eric Montintin's fabulous Sauvignon Blanc Sancerre is the perfect Dry Sauvignon as is his Pouilly Fumé and a superb bargain with his SAUVIGNON- this is a particularly light and fresh Sauvignon Blanc in true SANCERRE style at under $15- Something new to try is Eric's fabulous SANCERRE ROUGE a Pinot Noir in the low alcohol (12.5%) style of Sancerre. A nice RED wine to drink chilled. THIS IS A TRADITIONAL SUMMER FAVORITE OF PARISIANS IN THE SUMMER MONTHS - A WONDERFUL RED TO DRINK CHILLED DOWN ON HOT SUMMER DAYS.
We made up a SAMPLE Box of Southwest Reds that we call "THE GOOD HEALTH & LONG LIFE REDS" collection that has one of each of our best Malbecs and Tannats. Go to the "Sample Box" selection, and it is listed at the end as ZPK-011A. The price for a six bottle selection is under $150. YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT NOT ONLY ARE THESE WINES GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH AND VITALITY, THEY ARE FIRST AND FOREMOST FANTASTIC, DELICIOUS REDS - MANY EQUAL THE BEST BORDEAUX! A great way to try these wonderful wines. If you have not tried these wines yet, you MUST try them NOW! (Our regular customers for Tannats and Malbecs Love this selection!)
A new category: "RARE & COLLECTABLES" has been launched which includes very limited quantities of rare FRENCH wines, some in very large sizes, all of which are not available on the open market. We will alert you as we add new items. You will find several superb and extremely rare (not to be found anywhere according to my sources) vintages such as 1982, 1983, 2000, 2005 Bordeaux. Some have already sold, so if you are interested in these investment wines, act now.
Newsletters are now being archived on the site. Check the "NEWSLETTER" tab below to find some recent editions. New editions will be added as they appear. There are two delicious Summer Recipes written into the most recent edition
- BORDEAUX 2009 and 2010 (and some carefully chosen 2011s & '12s,) are Superb vintages, possibly better than 2005! They are drinkable now and will age beautifully. The 2005s had to wait a few years before it was good to drink young. Chateau SIAURAC LELAND DE POMEROL, Baronne Guichard PLAISIR DE SIAURAC LALANDE DE POMEROL, a 100% Merlot, the second Label of SIAURAC at under $20 is a great bargain. CHATEAU ROCHER CORBIN Montagne Saint Emillion is Great and is in short supply. An old standby that has not been in our listings since the 2003 vintage, TOUR DE BIOT 2010 Bordeaux rouge is back in. The second label of Chateau L'Argenteyre, PARTAGE DE L'ARGENTEYRE MEDOC 2010, All are great 2009s & 2010s. Many sell for less than $20 !
My Wine loving soul insists on telling you about the pleasures of Sweet and Desert Wines. We've updated our selection to include a superb SAUTERNES. Please go to the White wine tab above, and go down to "Sweet aperitif and dessert wines" to see our expanded selection. These Misunderstood and under-appreciated wines are exciting wines to try when paired with the right food.. Chocolate being one. Discover why these wines are so often served at Gourmet Dinners in France and other food and wine savvy countries of the world. Be Brave and Adventurous my friends!
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ALL SAMPLE BOXES HAVE BEEN UPDATED - THERE ARE MANY NEW WINES ADDED TO THIS EASY WAY TO BUY ONLY ONE BOTTLE OF SEVERAL WINES IN VARIED ASSORTMENTS. WORTH A LOOK IF YOU ARE NOT SURE WHAT YOU WANT AND WOULD LIKE TO TRY A VARIETY OR GIVE AS A GIFT.
BURGUNDIES ! Our Personally Chosen Red and White Burgundies are in! In the White Burgundy listings we have found some of the best Burgundy has to offer; Puligny Montrachet, Chassagne Montrachet, and the superb Queen of white Burgundies: Mersault. -- In Red Burgundy We have added GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN DOMAINE TRAPET an organic wine, NUITS SAINT GEORGES "LES ALLOTS" from DOMAINE REMORIQUET and HAUTES COTES DE NUIT "LES DAMES HUGUETTES" DOMAINE MONGEARD-MUGNERET. These Reds are all the finest. Believe me when I say that I tasted 10 Burgundy wines for every one chosen.*** New Arrival *** Burgundies, Red and White from the Duchess of Magenta, including her extraordinary MERSAULT 2010 Chardonnay, Chassagne Montrachet White, Puligny Montraachet, (Both 100% Chardonnay) and Red (100% Pinot Noir) and their other Bourgognes. These are High end wines that will be appreciated by knowledgeable Burgundy lovers, or those in search of SUPERIOR Wines.
A wonderful find was DOMAINE DES PERELLES Beaujolais from Jean-Yves Larochette, a very small wine making family that has been cultivating Chardonnay & Gamay grapes and making small batch wines in the traditional methods for generations. This is one of my most pleasant discoveries of my 2010 Summer search for great new Burgundies. We are selling his Beaujolais Villages Red & White, Macon and a fabulous Rose at very reasonable prices (under $10) for such fine wines. This winemaker is a magician!
CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE, DOMAINE DE LA JAUFRETTE 2001 is listed under REDS- Southern Rhone. This is the first Chateauneuf I found at a reasonable price that truely represents this great wine. A younger Chateau Neuf du Pape just brought in is CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE AOC DOMAINE DE LA PINEDE 2010. Great values are to be had with some lesser known Southern Rhones such as COTES-DU-VENTOUX a great wine in the Cotes du Rhone, Chateauneuf style at a surprisingly pleasant price - $12.86.
TANNATS * The Astoundingly Delicious ARAMIS Red that sold out at a recent Pistarckle wine tasting and several other times is back in stock at the same price we have been selling it for since 2008: $9.34, a FANTASTIC Value! Mr. LaPlace has Re-blended it with more Tannat and Shiraz. It's the best Aramis EVER !!! There are many new TANNAT wines as well. I think the Red wine lovers among you will especially appreciate the addition of ODE D'AYDIE 2012 - MADIRAN - 100% TANNAT the 2nd label of Chateau d'Aydie Madiran at only $17.21. I had a bottle of the Chateau d'Aydie 2009 the other night, and it was SUMPTIOUS. This will keep for many more years, but at 7 years old it's ready to drink and savor now.
A bit more information on our Great CAHORS Wines: Cahors is the region that originated the famous MALBEC grape that is now the standard of Argentinean and Chilean wines. But these Cahors wines are from vines that are sometimes hundreds of years old and grown by the same winemaking families who made wine for Pope John XXII Who was born in Cahors, and ruled the Catholic Church from 1316 to 1334. These great Cahors wines - often called "black" wines for their depth of color, are the wines I have been drinking in Southwest France long before I started a wine business and it's time to share these wonderful little known wines with you. We have two great Cahors, "Le Cedre" & "Chateau du Cedre" from Pascal Verhaeghe, one of the premier winemakers of the region. While not cheap, ($22.10 and $45.40) these wines are a must for Red wine lovers to try. The addition of Chateau CHAMBERT rounds out the most complete collection of FRENCH MALBECS to be found in the Virgin Islands! - These three were recently rated No. 1,2 & 3 by Decanter Magazine
One of my favorites, CHATEAU LABEGORCE MARGAUX has been selected to be included in Wine Enthusiast Magazine Top 20 Wines. You'll find it listed under the "RED" tab above, under "BORDEAUX". LA BEGORCE ZEDE, the top wine of this Chateau is now also available. Our great "Sleeper" winemaker; DOMAINE DE COUSSERGUES, a small family owned winemaker in the Pays d'Oc of Southern France are producing consistently high quality through all recent vintages, proving the skills of expert winemakers. You will find most DOMAINE DE COUSSERGUES selling for less than $10.00. These wines are listed under the Red or White tabs listings of Pays d'Oc. We have created a sample box (ZPK-008 listed under Wine Sample Boxes) of this winemakers red and white selection. We have also added a value assortment of regional wines priced under $60 for the 6 bottle selection that will fill the budget minded wine lovers needs- ZPK-009. This is a great way to try these new wines.
New are our SUMPTIOUS Eau de Vie selections added under "Armganacs, Spirits and Misc" The Raspberry (Framboise) has such a beautiful fragrance, you can almost wear it as perfume...We also have Poire Williams, and Plum Eau de Vie, as well as a Tres Vieille Fine de Bourgogne, a grape distilled type of brandy. (Included in this group is the most fabulous Creme de Cassis) These are all very special.***ARTON produces some of the best ARGMANACS to be found, Argmanac, like Cognacs, is distilled from grapes, but in my opinion is a smoother, purer much better after dinner drink. Regular bottles and Magnums in gift boxes are available.