Food and Wine
Eating and drinking is our passion. Keep up with the exploits from our kitchens and abroad.
ON THE WATER
Loire Valley, France
Arnaud Lambert's resurrection of the historic Château de Brézé is grabbing the world's attention. If you're serious about white wine, this dynamic set of 2014 single cru wines from Saumur are landing soon, so don't sit on your hands. 2014 is an epic vintage!
Thinking and Writing
You know we've always got something to say. Keep up with us here for our Jack Handy moments.
If one of the world's greatest vignerons, Jean-Marc Roulot, trusts him to guide the precious wines of Domaine Roulot, what can we expect from David Croix's personal domaine? The answer was expressed most succinctly by Clive Coates eight years ago in his book The Wines of Burgundy: "I expect great things here," he wrote of Domaine des Croix. And indeed, the domaine has delivered.
If brisk, mineral white wine is your calling, this wine needs to be stocked, chilled and ready when you come home. Nearly impossible to top in price, complexity and overall delivery, the Clos du Midi is one of our top selling wines, poured by the glass at about 40 of the best restaurants in California, including many of L.A's top spots from AOC to Son of a Gun to Otium. My sincere advice is to get in on this one now before all you can do is recount the day that you could've bought it for the price of a couple of lobster tacos- which, by the way, would be just the thing to wash down with this lively white.
FRESH OFF THE BOAT
Jean-Louis Dutraive is single-handedly redefining Beaujolais. Click to secure our last bottles of his brilliant 2015s.
FRESH OFF THE BOAT
Richoux wines are ethereal, blessed with the warmth of sweet red fruit, etched with irresistible complexity. They are light in body and joyfully exuberant, but imbued with a quiet, yet undemanding intensity.