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Unio Siurana Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Organic

Unio Siurana Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Organic

Posted on Apr, 15. 2010 by

Categories: Food

This olive oil is produced entirely from Arbequina variety olives grown within the Siurana region in northeast Spain. The hand picked olives are rushed to local presses and cold pressed within 24 hours. Always low in acidity and smooth on the palate with rich fruity olive flavor and tremendous character. Net Weight: 500 ml.

Unio Siurana Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Organic
Member Price: [private_member] Grand Cru: $9.25 • Premier Cru: $9.67 [/private_member]
Retail Price: $19.99
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Wine Tasting: The Country Vintner

Wine Tasting: The Country Vintner

Posted on Feb, 15. 2010 by

Categories: Events

Rob Gardner from The Country Vinter will be showing off some Italian bargains this Wednesday, February 17th from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.

Remember, if you are interested in our any of our cheeses, just email us in advance and will have it cut, wrapped and ready for you at the tasting. Of course, we’ll happily take cheese orders placed at the tasting too. You’ll just have to wait a wee bit longer.

Bring a friend. Guests are always welcome.

A Killer Pinot Grigio – 92 Points for under $15

Posted on Feb, 01. 2010 by

Categories: Wine

If you never expected an email offer with the subject line of this one, that makes two of us. Despite the varietal’s mass popularity and rapid growth, many wine professionals continue to look down on Pinot Grigio (until yesterday, myself included). Now, I’ve had a few by-the-glass selections in restaurants that I thought were fine, but it’s fair to say that I would never have expected to have any of this wine in my cellar (until now). Many of these considerations were echoed in an essay a few years ago by Lettie Teague, a well-known columnist with (then) Food & Wine Magazine (read it here:).

In any event, what brought us to today’s offer began with me perusing the advance-release wine reviews scheduled to be published in upcoming issues of the Wine Spectator. Much to my surprise, one of the best-rated selections highlighted in the virtual newsletter was a Pinot Grigio that scored 92 points and was quite reasonably priced. Well, I’d certainly never seen one of those before, and when I researched it further and found that it was available from a local distributor I ordered a bottle just to see what the fuss was about. Continue reading…

Wine Tasting: Kysela

Wine Tasting: Kysela

Posted on Jan, 24. 2010 by

Categories: Events

Kysela Imports will be joining us Wednesday, February 3rd from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.

Remember, if you are interested in our any of our cheeses, just email us in advance and will have it cut, wrapped and ready for you at the tasting. Of course, we’ll happily take cheese orders placed at the tasting too. You’ll just have to wait a wee bit longer.

Bring a friend. Guests are always welcome.

Wine Tasting: Dionysos Imports

Wine Tasting: Dionysos Imports

Posted on Jan, 20. 2010 by

Categories: Events

Kevin Schultz from Dionysos Imports will be joining us Wednesday, January 20th from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.

He will be tasting out and talking about inexpensive wines from Portugal. These are some of our favorite wines here at the Guild and for our money they make up 80% of the wines that are worth drinking for under $10.

Bring a friend. Guests are always welcome.

2007 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Spätlese

2007 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Spätlese

Posted on Jan, 02. 2010 by

Categories: Wine

From legendary importer Terry Theise:
ZELTINGER SCHLOSSBERG is mineral to the MAX! I think it’s time to give this vineyard its due: I think it’s a great Grand Cru site, fully deserving the status of a Wehlener Sonnenuhr or Erdener Prälat. The pity is most of it is worked by the small growers of Zeltingen, among whom standards aren’t particularly high. Selbachs have shown time and again the potential of the site. Flavors are a borealis of slate, buttressed by lime and grassy aspects. Mosel-apple is present but discreet. Medium bodied. If you love Mosels for their cussed Mosel-ness, grab these wines and hang on for dear life!

2007 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Spätlese
Member Price: [private_member] Grand Cru: $28.05 • Premier Cru: $29.33 [/private_member]
Retail Price: $38.25
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2005 Château Haut-Mondesir

2005 Château Haut-Mondesir

Posted on Dec, 17. 2009 by

Categories: Wine

As I type I’m taking a bath in this stuff. This is unbelievably good wine from a vintage that makes me all tingly downstairs. My notes from last night simply say “Awesome. Nuff said.” Bottom line; It’s 2005 Bordeaux at a ridiculous price. You will order a case of this stuff. Because I know things…and I said so. You should also look at the ’03 vintage which is singing right now. I smell a mini vertical with friends.
Retail price before [member discount|Our members save an average of 25% off the normal retail prices. As a courtesy to the retail wine industry we do not publish our prices.] $29.25 • Inquire about this wine!

2003 Château Haut-Mondesir

2003 Château Haut-Mondesir

Posted on Dec, 17. 2009 by

Categories: Wine

The 2003 has a gorgeous nose of cedar and spice. It makes me want to dab it behind my ears. This is a wonderful Bordeaux with some bottle age on it. The secondary characteristics are showing and this baby is drinking beautifully right now…and for years to come. Grab this and the ’05 to do a vertical tasting with friends. Friends you want to keep. Warning! Do not share this wine with your in-laws. They will never go away.
Retail price before [member discount|Our members save an average of 25% off the normal retail prices. As a courtesy to the retail wine industry we do not publish our prices.] $29.25 • Inquire about this wine!

2007 Château Mondesir

2007 Château Mondesir

Posted on Dec, 17. 2009 by

Categories: Wine

The most popular wine in the history of the Wine Guild is back. Yep, the latest vintage of the Château Mondesir is in and we’re still fans. Of course, 2007 is no 2005, but you can certainly taste the same fruit, terroir and the skill of a master wine grower. This is a more classically styled Bordeaux than the ’05…and a real bargain.
Retail price before [member discount|Our members save an average of 25% off the normal retail prices. As a courtesy to the retail wine industry we do not publish our prices.] $17.25 • Inquire about this wine!

2007 Château du Cèdre Cahors Cèdre Heritage

2007 Château du Cèdre Cahors Cèdre Heritage

Posted on Dec, 17. 2009 by

Categories: Wine

Long before Argentina ponied up some Malbec, Cahors was making history with the wiley little grape in a very different style…bone dry and earthy. So, if you like Malbec from Argentina you owe it to yourself to try this. Conversely, If you think most Argentina Malbec tastes like cough syrup, Cahors may be your wine. Give it a whirl. It’s fun to try something new and I know a lot of you have never had a wine from Cahors.
Retail price before [member discount|Our members save an average of 25% off the normal retail prices. As a courtesy to the retail wine industry we do not publish our prices.] $12.75 • Inquire about this wine!

2007 Château de Vaugelas Corbières Le Prieuré

2007 Château de Vaugelas Corbières Le Prieuré

Posted on Dec, 17. 2009 by

Categories: Wine

The fact that it’s from one of the centuries best vintages and sells for under $10 makes it something to buy by the case. The nose is classic skunky, old world earth…and I love it! The palate is nice ripe cherries, spice, fine tannins and excellent balance. Did I mention this was under $10.00? Life is great!
Retail price before [member discount|Our members save an average of 25% off the normal retail prices. As a courtesy to the retail wine industry we do not publish our prices.] $11.00 • Inquire about this wine!

2007 Pierre Laplace Madiran “Autour du Fruit”

2007 Pierre Laplace Madiran “Autour du Fruit”

Posted on Dec, 17. 2009 by

Categories: Wine

A young Madiran that doesn’t punch you in the face. Usually these massively tannic wines need a decade….this one is built to drink now. Of course, it will only get better with time. Like most French wine, this is a food wine. You’ll find the ashy nose, tart red fruit, hints of tomato juice and silky tannins a great compliment to a good steak. Grab at least 3 bottles. Drink one tonight, another in 2 years and the last bottle in 5. The change you’ll see will be a great education in how wines age.
Retail price before [member discount|Our members save an average of 25% off the normal retail prices. As a courtesy to the retail wine industry we do not publish our prices.] $12.75 • Inquire about this wine!