Category Archives: VinoBuy

OREGON CLASSICS- don’t follow the herd!!

There is a great herd mentality in wine (not to mention most other facets of life). I mention this as a prelude to the two amazing 2013 Oregon pinot noirs on offer below (at an equally amazing discount). When the 2013 vintage was over, wine critics were quick to pounce on the cool, wet weather…

Vermentino: Fun to say, delicious to drink!

2015 SERGIO BREGANTE Vermentino “Segesta Tigolliorum”
$14.95 bottle/ $144.00 case

Believe me when I say in a place like the Ligurian coast of Italy, due south of the Piedmont, they know a thing or two about making wine that matches the natural bounty that comes from the sparkling Mediterranean waters that glimmer beneath the steeply terraced hillside vineyards that produce this mineral-driven vino bianco.  I…

2015 DOMAINE DE LA FERME ST. MARTIN Beaumes de Venise “Costancia”

2015 Domaine de la Ferme St Martin Beaumes de-Venise "Costancia"
$26.95 bottle/ $258.00 case

Holy cow! I just tasted this a few days ago and was blown away by this incredible Chateauneuf-du-Pape lookalike and had to share, stat! This is a wonderfully intense, hedonistic drinking experience. Deeply fruited aromas of blackberry, coffee, bittersweet cocoa, ground spice, minerals, bacon fat, and wild herbs soar from the glass. Full-bodied on the…

Voluminous & Vivacious Vinho Verde!!

2015 MENDES Alvarinho "Contacto"
$20.95 bottle/ $201.00 case

This is a brilliantly made Portuguese white, a vinho verde in name only. Incredible presence and style on the palate and an absolutely absurd affinity with food. Wines like this are so rare to come across.  This is serious, world class white, from one of Portugal’s great winemakers. Head-spinning aromatics and flavors! I highly encourage…