Terre del Palio
Terre del Palio includes a selection of wines from the province of Siena, in the heart of Tuscany. Named after the most Sienese tradition – “El Palio”, a Medieval pageant and a horse race held twice each year in the city. Bertani Estates. Vineyards in Vino Nobile and Brunelli, producing wines only from the 160 Ha of vineyards, mostly planted with Sangiovese.
The Bad Stuff Tequila
Entrepreneurial legend George Molsbarger noticed Felipe Soto Mares, a world renowned Maestro Catador, pouring shots for his buddies from an IV bottle. His curiosity piqued, George learned that they were drinking Felipe’s personal tequila blend. When George mentioned his ambivalence towards tequila, Felipe poured him a shot and handed it to him. George responded, telling Felipe:
“That is the baddest stuff I have ever tasted.”
And a friendship was born.
A delightful mélange of red wine varietals that stand up nicely with steaks, ribs, chops, or whatever is on the dinner menu that night. The Cleaver proprietary blend consists of Zinfandel, Syrah, and Petite Sirah with unsurpassed quality. The label is irreverent making it all the more fun.
It really is a cut above.
Country: United States
The Good Cider
“The Good Cider is a hard apple cider made just outside San Sebastian, in the Basque region of Spain. Made by a family of Spaniards who have been making cider since 1918, and made from apples grown on the family’s own orchard, The Good Cider is a celebration of all things good. #WhatsGoodinMyLife”
Region: Ribera del Duero
TIMBRE (pronounced TAM·ber or TIM·ber) is the “color” of music. It is what makes two voices sound different even when singing the same song. It is why two winemakers working with the same vineyards make unique wine. As a terroir-driven winery, we make wines expressive of the places and times from which they came. As winemakers, we channel those sites through our experience adding our own mark – our TIMBRE – to the resulting wines.
Founded by sommelier Joshua Klapper and best friend Alex Katz, TIMBRE WINERY is the culmination of years of hard work, insatiable passion for amazing wine, and dedication to the crafting of said wine. It is winemaking expressed through the universal language of musical sound.
We strive to make nuanced, balanced, and generous wines of distinction. That means starting with world-class vineyard sources that have all the magic ingredients… that perfect combination of soil, climate, and sustainable farming practices. It extends to the minimally invasive winemaking techniques that have been used for centuries. Punch downs and pump-overs by hand and decisions made by tasting and smelling. Our winemaking philosophy is simple:
- Develop relationships with the most outstanding vineyards;
- Harvest at the right balance of natural acidity, potential alcohol, and flavor development;
- Let the fruit express its sense of place and time by employing a light touch in the cellar.
TIMBRE WINERY is committed to giving back to the land from which our nourishment comes. To that end we use sustainable practices in our vineyard and product sourcing as well as our production.
Region: Santa Barbara
Country: United States
Tomero wines are sourced from high-elevation vineyards in Valle de Uco, a sub-appellation of Mendoza nestled against the base of the Andes. The Valle de Uco is located 130km southeast from the city of Mendoza. Carlos Pulenta came upon these lands more than 30 years ago and planted vineyards in what today is known as Finca los Alamos. It is a vineyard of inestimable value due to its location, its old age and the quality of its grapes. It is comprised of 400 hectares of trellised vines with bilateral spurred cordon that produce a host of varieties including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
We love the authentic label that references the “Tome de Agua” who controlled the irrigation system for farming.
Region: Uco Valley
Starting in the early 1980s, Ugo released his first bottles of wine following rigorous fruit selection from the six-hectare Cascina Nuova vineyard. This historic property is located on the sun-drenched Gallina Hill that was once part of the Neive Conti Riccardi Candiani patrimony and now belongs to the Marcarino family.
Years later, thanks to experience and experimentation in both the vineyard and the winery, Ugo Lequio has emerged as one of the protagonist of the revolutionary shift that proves quality wine over quantity.
His personal conviction is that class and elegance are tangible in a great wine only if that wine is given sufficient time, in a stress-free atmosphere, to evolve. For this reason, Ugo insists on giving his wines a long and deserved rest before they are released.
Region: Neive – Piedemont
Villa Trasqua is not merely a wine, but an experience that takes root in the heart of Tuscany. Its proximity to the confines of the Chianti Classico, has enabled the Estate to unite the traditions of this ancient territory with the innovation of a more worldly outlook.
Following organic methods of production, from the grape-growing to the vinification process, was the challenge posed and won by Hans Hulsbergen who, from 2001 until today, has transformed Villa Trasqua from an ambitious project to a solid reality.
With experience and respect for people’s bond to the land, with care for the vines that are cultivated organically, Villa Trasqua is committed to constantly find the balance between established flavours and innovative palates, between tradition and modernity, to give added value to a far-reaching history like the one on which the Chianti Classico is founded.
Vina Robles crafts wines that represent a stylistic bridge between the bold, expressive fruit characters of their estate vineyards in Paso Robles, California while capturing the balanced and age-worthy structure of traditional European wines. Here, proprietor Hans Nef and managing partner Hans – R. Michel bring their Swiss heritage to California’s Central Coast, where they strive for naturally made wines that are both powerful and harmonious.
Region: Paso Robles
Country: United States
Vino Noceto has been making "California's Best Sangiovese" for over 25 years. Located in beautiful Amador County, we now make eight different Sangioveses as well as an Old Vine Zinfandel, a slightly sparkling Moscato called Frivolo, Barbera, a Tuscan Red Blend, Pinot Grigio, and more!
Why Noceto? Noceto means walnut grove in Italian, and walnuts were a staple crop for the farm where the Noceto estate now stands. Noceto, Italy, near Parma, is the sister city of Suzy’s native town of Walnut Creek. Plus the name is short, simple, and easily said if not necessarily properly pronounced!
Region: Amador County
Country: United States