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February 2019 Cellar Club

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February 2019 Cellar Club Fondue February Wines This month's Cellar Club picks are very Fondue-friendly and we hope you put them to use with our cheese pairing, but be careful when dipping, tradition has it that to lose one's bread in the pot obliges the purchase of the next round! Thank you for being a member of  The Cellar Club! HAPPY NEW YEAR Wine Pick #1: 2016 Onward Malvasia Bianca Made for our friends at Hen of the Wood Suisun Valley, CA Winemaker Faith Armstrong-Foster's interest in wine began at her family home on an island off British Columbia where...

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January 2019 Cellar Club

Posted by Rose Friedlander on

Our focus this month, as we begin 2019, is wines of character produced under the protocols of Biodynamic farming. Rudolf Steiner's concept from the 1920's sees the farm as one living organism in harmony with the sun, moon and stars. Chemicals are eschewed in favor of natural materials and composts. Cultivation and harvest follow a calendar in accord with nature.Thank you for being a member of The Cellar Club!HAPPY NEW YEARWine Pick #1:Les Deux Moulins Sauvignon BlancLoire Valley, FranceBiodynamic, no sulfites added, sustainable.This wonderful Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from vineyards located between Anjou and Tours in the Loire Valley rich...

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December 2018 Cellar Club

Posted by Nick Savasta on

Cellar Club December 2018  WINES FOR THE TOAST Two of our favorite wine picks of the year are included in this month's selections as a way to celebrate you this holiday season.  So, a toast to you, to your family and special ones. Cheers. We will see you in 2019. Thank you for being a member of  The Cellar Club! HAPPY HOLIDAYS   Wine Pick #1: Lucien Albrecht Crémant d'Alsace Brut NV Orschwihr, Alsace, France Maison Albrecht's origins can be traced back to 1698, when Balthazar Albrecht arrived in Orschwihr, Alsace.  This region has been renowned for centuries for its unique...

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October 2018 Cellar Club

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October 2018 Cellar Club Washington Wines An important winegrowing state increasingly recognized for its high-quality reds and whites, Washington ranks second in production in the U.S. after California. Washington wines continue to gain well-deserved popularity as they garner higher and higher praise from critics and consumers alike.Washington winemakers draw inspiration mainly from Napa Valley, Bordeaux and the Rhône as well as increasingly from other regions like Spain and Italy. Most viticulture takes place on the eastern side of the state-an arid desert in the rain shadow of the Cascade mountains. Temperatures are extreme, with hot and dry summers and cold...

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August 2018 Cellar Club

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August 2018 Cellar Club The German Wines The Curious Case of Mistaken Identity.  This August makes the two-year anniversary of The Cellar Club!  In reviewing our past selections we noticed the complete absence of the amazing wines of Germany, a country with a history of winemaking dating back to 100 BC! Roman conquests lead, as always, to the cultivation of grapes and winemaking. The Middle Ages saw Monasteries, such as the Cistercian Kloster Eberbach in the Rheingau, which can trace continuous wine production since 1200 AD, continuing the craft. German wines were as exalted as those of Burgundy or Bordeaux not...

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