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Keuka Lake Vineyards Dry Riesling 2021

“a stony dry riesling from the glacier-carved Finger Lakes”

EXTRAORDINARY!

“Here’s another shout out for Finger Lakes riesling to have a place on your table at Thanksgiving — or any time that calls for a dry white with bracing acidity to match a variety of foods. This lovely riesling is on the mineral side — more an impression of stones than citrus fruits.”

reviewed by Dave MacIntyre in the Washington Post 11-17-2022

Hierogram Zinfandel Vineyard Block N.8
“impressive wines that combine rusticity — wild sagebrush and a dusty character that suggests warmth — with fine acidity and soft tannins”

EXTRAORDINARY!

GREAT VALUE!

“Lodi may be California’s most underestimated wine region. There are pockets of old-vine zinfandel vineyards producing impressive wines that combine rusticity — wild sagebrush and a dusty character that suggests warmth — with fine acidity and soft tannins. The cranberry and raspberry flavors with herbal accents make this a versatile food-friendly wine.”

reviewed by Dave MacIntyre in the Washington Post 11-10-2022

Clos de Napa Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
“A Thought-Provoking Discussion”

EXTRAORDINARY/SUBLIME! GREAT VALUE!

“Savory and rich, this wine’s intensity displays the influence of the volcanic soils in the Stags Leap District, near the southern end of Napa Valley. The traditional black fruit flavors of cabernet are here, unfolding on the palate like an intricate plot line in a psychological thriller, one new revelation after another. The alcohol is a bit high, but the fruit carries it well. And don’t let the vintage scare you off: Though Napa Valley was hit hard by wildfires during the 2020 harvest, the damage was mostly at the northern end of the valley. The bottle I tried showed no hint of the ashy flavors from smoke taint. Given the price cabernet from Stags Leap District can command, this merits a “Great Value” designation. “

reviewed by Dave MacIntyre in the Washington Post 9.29.22

Available in these fine stores or ask for it at your favorite retailer:
MARYLAND

Longmeadow Wine & Liquor, Hagerstown
McHenry Beverage Shoppe, McHenry
Old Farm Liquors, Frederick
World of Wine, Towson

Loma Larga Sauvignon Blanc 2021
“a racy sauvignon blanc from Chile to lend verve and energy to your meal”

EXCELLENT-EXTRAORDINARY!
“Chile’s Casablanca Valley stretches inland from the Pacific Ocean, almost like a finger pointed at the capital, Santiago. The maritime influence is ideal for cool-climate grapes such as sauvignon blanc and pinot noir. The Loma Larga sauvignon blanc is racy and refreshing, with guava and kumquat flavors. This would be a great match to nearly any seafood dish, especially if there’s a fruit component.”

reviewed by Dave MacIntyre in the Washington Post 9.16.22

Available in these fine stores:
DC
Giant 7th Street, Washington
Giant Wisconsin Ave, Washington
Giant Park Road, Washington
Magruder’s of DC, Washington
Rodman’s Discount Drugs, Washington
Yes Organic Market – Ga Ave, Washington
DELAWARE
Coming Soon!
MARYLAND
A&A Wine and Spirits, Gambrills
Angel’s Food Market, Pasadena
Bethesda Co-op, Bethesda
Cindy’s Skylight Liquors, Elkridge
Colonial Liquors, La Plata
Crescent Beer & Wine, Bowie
Eastport Liquors, Annapolis
Fireside Deli & Wine Shop, Swanton
Fishpaws Marketplace, Arnold
Franklin’s, Hyattsville
Frederick Wine House, Frederick
Giant Easton, Easton
Gina’s Cantina, Millersville
Giolitti’s Delicatessen, Annapolis
Hunt Valley Wine, Liquor & Beer, Hunt Valley
Kings Contrivance Liquor Shop, Columbia
Landover Liquors, Landover
Liquor Locker, Hagerstown
Lisbon Liquors, Woodbine
Longmeadow Wine & Liquor, Hagerstown
Market Tavern, Sykesville
McHenry Beverage Shoppe, McHenry
Old Farm Liquors, Frederick
Pine Liquors, Fort Washington
Quarry Wine & Spirits, Baltimore
Town Center Market, Riverdale
Town Center Wine & Spirits, Hyattsville
Village Pump Liquors, College Park
Vintage 414, Cambridge
Wheaton Winery, Wheaton
The Winery, Chester
Wooden Keg Liquors, Hagerstown

Chateau Saint-Nabor Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2021

EXTRAORDINARY!
GREAT VALUE!

“White wines from the Côtes du Rhône often are flabby and boring, lacking acidity. This rendition from Chateau Saint-Nabor is taut and focused. It offers aromas and flavors of jasmine, honeysuckle, lemongrass, zest and surprising complexity for a wine in this price range. I wrote about this winery’s chardonnay before; the Côtes du Rhône blanc is one to look out for.”

reviewed by Dave MacIntyre in the Washington Post 6.9.22

Available in these fine stores:
DC
Classy Corks Wine & Spirits, Washington, https://www.classycorksdc.com/
DELAWARE
Fairfax Discount Liquors, Wilmington, http://fairfaxdiscountliquors.com
Hockessin Liquors, Hockessin, http://www.hockessinwines.com/
Tax Free Liquors, Delmar, https://taxfreeliquor.com/
MARYLAND
Bay Wine & Spirits, North Beach, https://www.baywineandspirits.com
Bella’s Liquors, Annapolis, http://www.bellasliquors.com
Blue Wind Gourmet, Lexington Park, www.bluewindgourmet.com
Bottoms Up Wine & Spirits, Hagerstown, https://bottomsupwinenspirits.com/
Canton Crossing, Baltimore, https://cantoncrossingwine.com
Dunkirk Wine & Spirits, Dunkirk, https://www.facebook.com/DunkirkWineandSpirits/
Eastport Liquors, Annapolis, https://eastportliquors.com/
Eddies, Baltimore, https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100054509798280
Fairground Discount Beverage, Timonium, https://www.fairgroundsliquors.com
Firefly Farms, Accident, www.fireflyfarms.com
Fireside Deli & Wine Shop, Swanton, https://www.yelp.com/biz/fireside-deli-and-wine-shop-swanton
Leonardtown Wine and Spirits, Leonardtown, https://www.yelp.com/biz/leonardtownws-leonardtown
Longmeadow Wine & Liquor, Hagerstown, www.longmeadowwine.com
Marlin Market, Pocomoke City, https://www.facebook.com/Marlin-Market-340903776487876
McHenry Beverage Shoppe, McHenry, https://www.facebook.com/pages/McHenry-Beverage-Shoppe/1686590471570710
Old Farm Liquors, Frederick, http://www.oldfarmliquors.com/
Pratt Liquor & Convenience, Baltimore, https://www.yelp.com/biz/pratt-liquors-baltimore
Sipside Lounge, Oakland, http://sipside.net/
Town Center Market, Riverdale, https://www.towncentermarket.net/
Town Market Basket, Snow Hill, https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057324713771
Vagabond Taproom, Oakland, https://www.vagabondtaps.com/
Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia, https://www.victoriagastropub.com/
Village Spirits, Smithsburg, https://www.yelp.com/biz/village-spirits-smithsburg-2
Wells Discount Liquors, Baltimore, www.wellswine.com
Wine Shoppe, Waldorf, https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=149748148402194
The Winery, Chester, https://thewineryki.com/

EXTRAORDINARY!
GREAT VALUE!

“White wines from the Côtes du Rhône often are flabby and boring, lacking acidity. This rendition from Chateau Saint-Nabor is taut and focused. It offers aromas and flavors of jasmine, honeysuckle, lemongrass, zest and surprising complexity for a wine in this price range. I wrote about this winery’s chardonnay before; the Côtes du Rhône blanc is one to look out for.”

reviewed by Dave MacIntyre in the Washington Post 6.9.22

Available in these fine stores:
DC
Classy Corks Wine & Spirits, Washington, https://www.classycorksdc.com/
DELAWARE
Fairfax Discount Liquors, Wilmington, http://fairfaxdiscountliquors.com
Hockessin Liquors, Hockessin, http://www.hockessinwines.com/
Tax Free Liquors, Delmar, https://taxfreeliquor.com/
MARYLAND
Bay Wine & Spirits, North Beach, https://www.baywineandspirits.com
Bella’s Liquors, Annapolis, http://www.bellasliquors.com
Blue Wind Gourmet, Lexington Park, www.bluewindgourmet.com
Bottoms Up Wine & Spirits, Hagerstown, https://bottomsupwinenspirits.com/
Canton Crossing, Baltimore, https://cantoncrossingwine.com
Dunkirk Wine & Spirits, Dunkirk, https://www.facebook.com/DunkirkWineandSpirits/
Eastport Liquors, Annapolis, https://eastportliquors.com/
Eddies, Baltimore, https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100054509798280
Fairground Discount Beverage, Timonium, https://www.fairgroundsliquors.com
Firefly Farms, Accident, www.fireflyfarms.com
Fireside Deli & Wine Shop, Swanton, https://www.yelp.com/biz/fireside-deli-and-wine-shop-swanton
Leonardtown Wine and Spirits, Leonardtown, https://www.yelp.com/biz/leonardtownws-leonardtown
Longmeadow Wine & Liquor, Hagerstown, www.longmeadowwine.com
Marlin Market, Pocomoke City, https://www.facebook.com/Marlin-Market-340903776487876
McHenry Beverage Shoppe, McHenry, https://www.facebook.com/pages/McHenry-Beverage-Shoppe/1686590471570710
Old Farm Liquors, Frederick, http://www.oldfarmliquors.com/
Pratt Liquor & Convenience, Baltimore, https://www.yelp.com/biz/pratt-liquors-baltimore
Sipside Lounge, Oakland, http://sipside.net/
Town Center Market, Riverdale, https://www.towncentermarket.net/
Town Market Basket, Snow Hill, https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057324713771
Vagabond Taproom, Oakland, https://www.vagabondtaps.com/
Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia, https://www.victoriagastropub.com/
Village Spirits, Smithsburg, https://www.yelp.com/biz/village-spirits-smithsburg-2
Wells Discount Liquors, Baltimore, www.wellswine.com
Wine Shoppe, Waldorf, https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=149748148402194
The Winery, Chester, https://thewineryki.com/

Plaimont Rosé d’Enfer 2021
“Keep a bottle chilled for an infernally hot day.”

EXCELLENT-EXTRAORDINARY!

“If you delight in trying wines from obscure grape varieties, here’s one for you: Rosé d’Enfer is 70 percent pinenc, which is more commonly known as fer. The balance is cabernet sauvignon. This hails from the foothills of the Pyrenees. Both varieties are tannic, which gives this rosé a bit of structure to back up the fruit. Keep a bottle chilled for an infernally hot day. Certified Haute Valeur Environnementale.”

reviewed by Dave MacIntyre in the Washington Post 05.05.22

EXCELLENT
GREAT VALUE

Hasen Sprung Grüner Veltliner 2020

Niederösterreich, Austria

Quaffable and crisp, with notes of white flowers and quince, this wine is simple, refreshing and best when not too cold. And bonus — it’s a liter! Alcohol by volume: 12 percent. Bottle weight: 429 grams (Light).

Reviewed by Dave McIntyre in the Washington Post 4.28.22

Imported by Scoperta Importing Co., distributed by DMV: Available in the District at Mayfair Liquors, Rodman’s, Yes Organic Market (14th Street, Capitol Hill, Cleveland Park). Available in Maryland at Apple Greene Wine & Spirits in Dunkirk; Bella’s, Eastport Liquors in Annapolis; Edgewater Liquors in Edgewater; Kings Contrivance Liquor Shop in Columbia; Lance’s Beer & Wine in Bethesda; Old Farm Liquors in Frederick; Pour Vino N’ Hops in Rockville; River Hill Wine & Spirits in Clarksville; Snider’s Super Foods in Silver Spring; the Vine on Main in Sykesville; Town Center Market in Riverdale Park; Whitey’s Liquors in Linthicum Heights.