Septima Malbec 2012

After paying tribute to Cahors, France, the birthplace of Malbec, it’s time to return to South America. The 2012 Septima Malbec is a great example of how well this red wine grape does in Argentina. Bodega Septima was founded in 1999 as the seventh (septima in Spanish) winery from the Codorníu-Raventós family of Spain. The […]

Kimmel Illuminate Chardonnay 2013

Looking for an unoaked Chardonnay at an unbeatable price point? Try the 2013 Illuminate North Coast Chardonnay from Kimmel Vineyards. It’s a delicious answer to oak fatigue – that sensation when you drink a heavy-handed Chardonnay and you fear you might find a splinter in your tongue. The Illuminate Chardonnay is stainless steel fermented with […]

Piccino Memoro Vino Bianco

Take a trip around Italy in just one bottle with the Piccini Memoro Vino Bianco, a non-vintage white blend that brings together different grapes and regions for a fun, easy to drink wine. The history of Piccini dates back to 1882, when Angiolo Piccini started the winemaking estate in Chianti with 7 hectares. Today the […]

Five Rosé Wines to Enjoy this Summer

The summer of rosé is in full swing! It’s an international love affair, with rosé wine being made around the world from a variety of different grapes. Try one of these AG picks tonight: Cune Rosado Rioja 2013 Rioja Alta, Spain From CVNE (pronounced Coo-nay), a family owned and operated winery founded in 1879 in […]

Earth-Friendly Wines from Chile

Looking for a planet-friendly wine for Earth Day? It’s as easy as a trip to your local grocery store. Concha y Toro is not just a maker of widely available white and red wines from Chile – they are also committed to sustainable and earth-friendly practices. In December 2013 they were named a “Leading Company […]

Cultivate Wines: Socially Responsible Sipping

Sharing a bottle of wine has long been a social activity. The team at Cultivate Wines believes it should be a socially responsible activity as well. Cultivate’s founders Ali and Charles Banks believe that with this mission, for-profit companies have the potential to impact the world. For every dollar in sales, Cultivate gives ten cents […]

A First Taste of the 2013 Beaujolais Nouveau

Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! In accordance with French law, the 2013 Beaujolais Nouveau was released today, one stroke after midnight on the third Thursday in November. The light bodied red wine is made entirely from Gamay grapes, and comes from the Beaujolais region within Burgundy. The arrival of the Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau is […]