Because it’s Monday

It was a quiet start to the week but what a day. First opened was a 1976 Leroy Beaune Aigrots which showed a fully mature nose of tar, leather, earth, fig, and raisins. Initial whiff of VA (volatile acidity). Incredible richness, depth, and length on the palate where...

Pre-happy hour

First to walk in on a quiet Monday afternoon was David E who was armed with a 2001 Tardieu-Laurent Vacqueyras that he discovered in his cellar as he was doing his inventory. The wine’s aromas were more youthful than I expected with plums, black cherries, Asian spice,...

Tuesday libation.

By: L.A. Perkel By 5:30pm, I already had a line-up of four wines. Yes, it was going to be a good end to my day. First opened was the NV Lanson Brut ‘Black Label’. Fresh and zippy acidity. Citrus and floral notes; very subtle lees characteristic. Fine...

Happy Birthday!

By: AJ McClellan One of our members had a smashing birthday party here with us Saturday night. As you would expect, some absolutely remarkable bottles were opened during the party but there were a few that were held in reserve for the birthday boy. Below are the...

Hella Tuesday….

By: LA Perkel Well, it started out quietly enough with a member walking in around 4pm by his lonesome. Simon promptly opened a bottle of 2007 Leflaive Meursault 1er Cru ‘Sous le dos D’Ane’. This is a recent buy for us and we were so impressed by the wine’s purity and...