Making Room for a Distinctively Delicious Rioja

It’s on the clay and calcerous slopes of Rioja – specifically the cool zone of Lanciego – where old bush vines farmed by the descendents of the same families who’ve been here for two centuries produce the grapes that make up Telmo Rodriguez’s wines. Rioja’s go-to grapes of Tempranillo, Graciano

South African Stunner of a Merlot

We’ve been on a quest to find a distinctive, reasonably priced, thought provoking Merlot at the shop. There have been so many flabby, lackluster, overripe expressions of the grape among the dozens we’ve had the opportunity to taste and if we’re going to stock a straight merlot, it’s gotta be